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 […]

Interior visualization using area lights (Cycles)

When you are developing your skills related to architectural visualization and interior rendering, a great way to improve them is with practice. From that experience, you gather information and insights to use in a commissioned project when a deadline is critical for delivering satisfactory results. That was the case with a project shared by artist […]

Tranquility box: Rendering a SketchUp file in Blender Cycles

What is the first step you take when starting an architectural visualization project in Blender? A typical workflow involves modeling the project based on references such as technical drawings, to later add materials and render. However, a few projects may also start with models created outside Blender. A popular choice to create basic 3D models […]

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