Peacock Green: Comparing E-Cycles and Agile Render

You probably guessed by the number of times we mention E-Cycles here in Blender 3D Architect the renderer is one of our favorite options to process images for architecture. The main reason is that it is fast and uses Cycles settings and options with no need to learn anything new. All optimizations in E-Cycles are […]

How to download Cycles X?

As you probably know, if you are keeping up with the news related to Blender, we have some exciting developments to rendering. Is it Eevee? No, all the focus now is on Cycles and the next evolution of the renderer. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Cycles, the Blender Foundation started to work in Cycles […]

Screen space GI for Eevee

The use of Eevee for architectural visualization can bring numerous benefits to 3D artists, and among them, we have render speeds as one of the most important. Since we use real-time renders, it is easy to create projects requiring only a couple of seconds to process a render. However, these incredible speeds come with a […]

Free scenes for architecture update (Bed and bathroom)

A section of Blender 3D Architect that is quite popular among our readers is the page where we offer multiple scenes for download, which you can use for many purposes like practicing your render skills. The collection of scenes is an excellent resource for anyone starting with architectural visualization with Blender. Today we have an […]

Filtering E-Cycles projects in ArtStation

As you probably notice from the multiple articles and projects posted here in Blender 3D Architect, I love the speed and optimization of E-Cycles. It is an impressive upgrade to anyone working with Cycles as a tool to make architectural visualizations. It is an optimized version of Cycles with a focus on speed, and it […]

New DoF options for Eevee

When you have a project that needs maximum realism in a render, a great way of making it look better is with a couple of effects. A popular choice for rendering interiors is a Depth of Field effect, which focuses the render on a single object and applies a blur to the rest of your […]

E-Cycles holiday sale (up to US$ 100 OFF) – Last Day!

As you probably can tell from the numerous projects we feature and articles, we are big fans of E-Cycles as a renderer for architecture. Because it offers the convenience of working as if it was regular Cycles, but with lots of tweaks with a focus on render speed, usually you can see render speed gains […]

Getting started with E-Cycles for architectural rendering

A version of Cycles that often appear in Blender 3D Architect as the main renderer for architectural projects is E-Cycles, which is an optimized version of the default Cycles render from Blender. With E-Cycles, you can get an impressive speed boost to any render. If you are using an NVIDIA card, those gains can go […]