Miss Loan Villa: Interior rendering with the Blackbody Node

A typical setup for interiors with Blender Cycles to create realistic renders consists of adding an HDR map to the background of your scene. It will create a backplate for the render and also contribute to the lighting of your scene. Depending on your HDR map it could even work as a Sun Light to […]

What is the best CPU for architectural visualization?

From all the questions that we often receive here in Blender 3D Architect, it is easy to point out that picking the best hardware to work with architectural visualization is one of the most frequent topics. Since we usually help fellow artists that are trying to improve their productivity and cut render times, by offering […]

X/A Apartments with Blender and Octane Render

One of the best ways to develop your skills in architectural visualization is with practice. Find a project that you like and try to build the visualization in Blender, as if you were working on a commercial project. You will find problems and challenges that will help you understand and develop a workflow to fix […]

Scandinavian Vibes with Blender Cycles

When you start working with architectural visualization at some point, you sill begin to wonder about your living space and if you could redesign some of the areas. The best part is that you can make all the visualization of those ideas as a personal project, which might or not become real in the future. […]

Blender 2.8 and architecture: Living room and kitchen

How close to a Cycles can we push a render in Eevee? That will depend on a lot of factors, but we can easily say that in the hands of a skilled artist, you can make some incredible renders with Eevee. Even with the limitations of a real-time render engine, like Eevee, that doesn’t use […]

Maxime Residence with Blender and Octane Render

The best way to develop your skills in architectural visualization is with practice. You can take one of your designs and try to make a realistic image using Blender and your preferred renderer. What if you don’t have an original design? Use a project that you like as a reference. That was precisely what digital […]

Eevee bedroom in 36 seconds

If you are starting with Blender 2.8 for architectural visualization, you will have to choose at the start of every project. Will you render the scene using Cycles or Eevee? That might change the way you work and deliver your images to clients because render times will be wildly different. Do you want another powerful […]

OpenCue goes open source

For animation projects, you will probably need a way to manage rendering hundreds or a few thousand frames. When you have multiple cameras for longer advertising project it may require a storyboard and other pre-production material to help you in the project. If you often work with animation for architecture you will like to know […]