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 […]

Free download of a modern coffee table made with Blender

The use of textures on a simple model can really improve the way it looks on a scene, especially for furniture objects. Take a look on this simple modern coffee table available for free on Blend Swap. The model itself is simple, but the textures applied to the model add another level of realism to […]

Free download of textures for architectural visualization

I just came across to another source for free textures online called Texturepilot. The site has by now almost a hundred thousand textures available to download, and according to their terms of use we can take those textures and use in commercial projects. But, unfortunately we can`t download textures at will and to get that […]

Free download of Hi-Res HDRI Maps for rendering

There are lots of different ways to add an environment map to a scene to create reflections on mirrored surfaces or to add lights. To do that we have the HDRI maps which works really well with Cycles. But, to use HDRI maps you have to produce them, buy HDRI maps or use free libraries […]

Best of Blender 3D Architect: Trees and shrubs for architecture

It is that time of the year again, and with the year getting to the end it is time to remember some of the best articles posted here on Blender 3D Architect. The blog has now almost five years and with some nice resources, tutorials and tips for artists using Blender for architecture. Unfortunately some […]

Basic guide about UV Mapping in Blender

If you ever had to apply textures to any object in Blender, you probably got yourself trying to place the textures on the right place. To take full control of texture placement we have to use UV Mapping. Do you know how to work with texture mapping? For those of you that doesn`t have any […]

Free textures for games and interactive presentations

How many times did you use the Blender Game Engine to produce interactive architectural visualizations? A lot of architects and artists using Blender doesn’t know that they can actually create high quality presentations for architecture, by using something like a 3d game, to allow their clients to interact and walk around their projects. And besides […]

Free download of HDRI maps in 4k

One of the easiest ways to get nice reflections on any surface, besides turning on the mirror/ray trace property of the material, is with the use an environment surrounding the object. This way we will actually have something to be reflected. For a studio scene this can be solved with the use of large planes […]