158k free IES profiles for interior rendering with Cycles

When you have a project requiring to show a scene in a bright daylight setup, it will be possible to solve all of the illuminations with Blender’s internal lamps. In those cases, you can easily add a background and a Sun for great results regarding lighting. If your project demands an evening render, you might […]

75k free IES profiles for interior rendering

What is an IES profile for rendering? An IES profile works like a way to record the physical behavior of an artificial light source. That is an invaluable resource when you are working on a project, and the client is asking for a night view of a room. It also helps a lot when the […]

Scandinavian Style Living Room with Cycles (Profile)

The project profile series of Blender 3D Architect is a collection of articles with the aim of feature projects related to architectural visualization. We invite talented artists to share additional details about each project to demonstrate how they approach each stage of the process. And also allow each author to publicize their work among our […]

Blender 2.8: How to control HDR rotation?

A popular way to add lights to any architectural visualization project in Blender is with the use of an environmental texture. They can add lights and help with reflective materials for either an exterior or interior render. An HDR map used as an environmental texture can also provide a Sun Light to the scene, which […]

Lighting for architecture in the Unreal Engine

One of the topics that always makes people stop for a moment to either read a tutorial or watch a scene breakdown is lighting. The subject is complicated and hard to master because each scene has a particular need and no formula will work for all environments. You have to develop an excellent basis to […]

IES lights Cycles

How to simulate artificial lights in Cycles?

In interior visualization projects, at some point, you will have to start planning how to light your scene. For most people, such thought is all about sunlight. In which direction the sun will get into my scene? What if you have to work with a night scene or a place that shows artificial lights? In […]

Volumetric lights for architecture

One of the topics that catch people’s attention during a lecture about lighting with Blender is volumetric light. In a broader context and not only about architecture. But, can we use it for architectural visualization? For commercial advertisement, I can’t see much use on volumetric lights for scenes like interior views. But, if your objective […]

Blender 2.64 new features: Cycles supporting spot lamps

This was an exciting week for Blender artists because of the release of Tears of Steel, which clearly shows to the work that Blender can be used to create high quality material for entertainment. Besides Tears of Steel we are almost at another release of Blender because version 2.64 is already at Release Candidate 2! […]