Free eBook about PBR materials

A term that you often see here in Blender 3D Architect, especially when we share a collection of free textures is PBR. That is an acronym for Physically-Based Rendering, and a significant amount of renderers supports PBR. Among them, we can list Cycles. Do you want to go deeper in your understatement about PBR and […]

Blender and V-Ray: AUS Interior

Ever since Cycles debuted as one of the options to render scenes in Blender, a lot of people abandoned external renderers. But, besides Cycles, we have several other renderers that can help an architectural visualization artist. Among architects its quite common to find questions about the compatibility of Blender and V-Ray. Mostly because a lot […]

Free download of a frosted glass shader for Cycles

A few days ago I did posted here on Blender 3D Architect a project called Sauna House, which made use of frosted glass in an architectural visualization project rendered with Cycles. Do you know how to setup frosted glass in Blender Cycles? If you never tried to create a node setup for this type of […]

Sauna House: Frosted glass in architectural visualization

The use of glass in architecture is a well-known way to give an aspect of modernism and sophistication to any project, but it has to be used wisely to make a visual statement. When you deal with architectural visualization the setup of glass is also important, because it can make your render to take much […]

Texturise: Free texture libraries

The search for free texture libraries never ends and last week I found another one that might be useful for architectural visualization. This time it is a collection called Texturise and it has interesting options for 3d artists. All files are available with maps for diffuse, normal and specular options. Besides those different types of […]

Free textures and patterns for architecture

How do you get the textures for your project? The use of high-resolution textures is important for any architectural visualization project, and an experienced artist knows that having good sources of textures can make the development of any project much easier. I`m always looking for new libraries of textures to use on my projects, or […]

Interior visualization: Musicians lounge room

From your experience with Blender Cycles rendering, do you think 1000 samples are enough for a high quality and noise free architectural render? I would say that this amount of samples wont be enough, but an artist called lucblend shows at the Blenderartists forums that I`m wrong. In a project called Musicians lounge room he […]

Free download of physically based metals for Cycles

One of the best places to find references for Blender related material is Blend Swap, where you can find all sort of things uploaded by Blender users. There are free 3d models of furniture, procedural textures and much more. If you don`t have an account there, I suggest you to get one, which is required […]