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 […]

Modeling and rendering trees with Arbaro and Blender

Another tutorial about how to create trees with Blender, but this time Blender is used only for the rendering part of the tutorial. In a really nice video an artist called Thomas Schlögl shows us how to use the free tool Arbaro to generate the 3d mesh for the tree. This 3d model can be […]

Modeling trees and vegetation with Blender for architecture

If you ever had to model a tree in Blender to use in exterior views of an architectural project, you will be glad to know that there is an addon called Sapling that can make this task really easy to accomplish. The sapling addon is built in Blender 2.63a and can manage to create trees […]

Using textures with alpha maps in Blender 2.5

Let`s start the week with a remake of an old tutorial I did in the past, using Blender 2.4x about how to import textures with alpha maps in Blender. The video below goes through all steps necessary to import and prepare those types of textures for use in Blender, and external renderers. This is great […]

CanTree: Free online tree generator

I was reading the last edition of the BlenderArt magazine, number 32, and there I found an interesting resource for architectural visualization artists using Blender. There is an online tree generator called CanTree that you help you on the task of making 2d textures of trees for your project. The online editor is pretty simple […]

Free download of trees for architectural visualization

An architectural visualization artist must build a great library of resources like textures and models to use, to use them whenever a project requires some of those items from the library. The ability to use items from a library over and over again can really make the difference on the time we spend on research […]

How to render alpha maps in Blender 3D and YafaRay for architecture

In one of the articles of the blog I have written about the setup of alpha maps in LuxRender, to render trees and other elements that could be created and rendered with textures, especially vegetation for external architectural visualization. Since then, a lot of people ask me about the same technique applied to YafaRay. Is […]

Free download of texture maps of trees and shrubs

What could be better than downloading furniture models for your projects? Well, I could say a lot of things and among them a good set of texture maps of plans, trees and shrubs. If you want to download a set like this to use in your projects, an artist called Michal Kotek has released on […]