Recommended GPUs for architecture: May Update

For an extended period, we only had one option when upgrading graphics cards for Cycles, which was going for an NVIDIA card. That was because AMD cards still didn’t fully worked with Cycles, which would deprive artists of using GPU rendering features. Luckily for us, things are entirely different nowadays. You have the freedom to […]

Bank building visualization with Blender and Octane

Bank building visualization with Blender and Octane

The vast majority of visualization projects that you will find in artists portfolios will be about a residential space. From time to time, we got to see something that drives away from the usual living room, bedroom, and kitchen images. Like the project that we feature today, which is about a bank building in M√ľnster, […]

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

Recommended GPUs for architecture: April Update

What is your most important piece of hardware in your workstation for architectural visualization? If you are serious about delivering high-quality images in short amounts of time, you will need a powerful GPU. To render with Cycles and take full advantage of GPU acceleration you need a capable card that can deliver a combination of […]

Interior rendering: From Revit to Blender Eevee

Interior rendering: From Revit to Blender Eevee

How easy is it to integrate Blender with softwares that architects use to manage construction plans like Revit? If you have access to software like Revit, it is simple to send models to Blender, using an FBX file as middleware. You have to make sure the FBX is binary. In fact, any software that can […]

Architectural animation with Eevee

Architectural animation with Eevee

When you start a visualization project that has a clear objective of making an still image you will face a few minutes or hours of render time. Depending on the complexity and power of your hardware that could drop a little, but the wait is inevitable. For the cases where the objective is to create […]

Cabin by the lake with Blender Cycles

In Blender 3D Architect we are always looking for great examples and artwork related to architectural visualization, made with Blender. And today we have another one of those great pieces of artwork for architecture, created by digital artist Jan Vopicka. The Cabin by Lake project shows a small residence on a lakeshore, surrounded by a […]

Rural house Blender Cycles

Rural house with Blender Cycles

What is the most challenging type of render for exteriors? Some would say that adding large areas of vegetation and plants, could increase both difficulties and render times. If you get the right tools and Add-ons for Blender nowadays, it won’t be much hard to create a large surface of foliage. Here is an excellent […]

Recommended graphics cards for architectural visualization

Today we will start a new series of articles here in Blender 3D Architect, where we will recommend some of the best hardware to use in architectural visualization. Since that is a question that we often get from readers, and also students from our online training we will make recommendations every Friday. And the first […]