Free HDR library for architectural visualization

The light setup for architectural rendering in Blender Cycles has some components that you will eventually reuse across scenes. A crucial part of that setup is the environmental map that you will use to boost the light of a scene. What is an environmental map? Usually, you will use an HDR image as an environmental […]

12 free HDR maps for Blender Cycles

If you have ever used Blender Cycles to light up a scene for architectural visualization, you probably know that environment maps play a significant role in the setup. Having good HDR maps may help a lot spread light across the scene. Do you have an extensive collection of HDR maps to use with Cycles? If […]

Free HDR maps in 16.000 x 8.000 pixels

When you have to setup a scene to render using Blender Cycles for architecture, you may already have noticed that HDR maps are an essential element of getting a high-quality light environment. Of course, a problem in this kind of situation is how to get HDR maps in high resolution? Do you want to download […]

Modern Interior Design with Blender Cycles

One of the main ways to add realistic light to a scene in Cycles is with an HDR map strategically placed on the surrounding of the model. Most of the incredible images that we can see from many different artists uses an HDR as a complementary light source, along with a Sun Lamp. Here is […]

Blender Cycles for architecture: Reading corner

What is the best way to light up a scene in Blender Cycles for architecture? The best answer for that question is: “it will depend on the context, shape and setup of the scene”. There is no right or wrong way, but different solutions for the same problem. Look at this great example of internal […]

Sun position addon for architectural visualization with Blender

The sun position is really important for architecture, and all projects should take in consideration how it interacts with the sunlight along the seasons to balance temperature variations. And since this is quite important, sometimes a visualization project may require the production of an animation showing how the sunlight interacts with the project. How to […]

Urban apartament with Blender and Octane Render

Here I am back again with the updates for Blender 3D Architect! I promise to keep up with the articles about Blender and architectural visualization this time. And as a starting point, I suggest you to take some time to visit one of the latest works from enricoceric, which was posted at the BlenderArtists forums. […]