Compact residence with Blender Cycles

The settings used to light a scene for interiors in Cycles will most likely feature an HDRI map as environment texture. That map will help you both compose a background and add light energy to the scene. But, a few artists are choosing a bright white light as background to light their scenes with some […]

Apartment renders with Blender and Cycles

Apartment renders with Blender and Cycles

A great way to improve your skills is to practice and if you succeed it could even result in an excellent image for your portfolio. In some cases, you will find a project that has a label of “for practice,” which will pass the idea of an apprentice artist. Unlike many examples where those projects […]

Lit: Residential interior with Blender Cycles

When you start to set up a project for architectural visualization in Blender, you probably will follow a few guidelines for lighting. One of the most common nowadays is to get an HDR map in the background, which will help you to spread diffuse light all around your scene. That was not the case with […]

The living room project in Cycles

In architectural visualization, you will often find projects that must materialize an idea that someone else had about a particular space. You might work with an architect or designer that doesn’t know anything about 3D modeling and rendering and need you to create marketing materials and sell the project idea. Another scenario is to create […]

More Eevee renderings and tests for architectural visualization

In the next Blender major release, which will be version 2.80 you will see a lot of new features and resources for architectural visualization. Among those new tools is Eevee, which is a promising new real-time render engine. A real-time render engine is something we already see regularly on a game engine like the Unreal […]

Blender 2.79 filmic: Should you replace it?

As you are probably aware by now, Blender 2.79 finally is available with a stable release. Among the incredible set of new features, you will find the filmic color profile shipping by default. For artists using Blender for architectural visualization, using filmic will give your scenes a breath of light! Until Blender 2.78 you had […]

Eevee for architecture: First project using real-time render?

From all the upcoming features in future Blender releases, I believe that Eevee is by far one of the most exciting resources. Not only it will give you a brand new real-time render, but also a way to create animations for architecture quickly. Eevee is still in early stages of development and should not go […]

Cycles for architecture: Apartment renders

For artists just getting started with architectural visualization you probably will struggle to get only a single view from a project done. But, with time and experience, a single view of a project won’t be enough anymore. For a few artists, it is becoming a routine to release several images from the same project, which […]