Sometimes, we don’t have time to produce a realistic architectural Illustration and all its effects completely in the 3D environment, therefore I often use Adobe Photoshop in the post process to add some effects.
For this tutorial I want to start with a rendering I created in Lumion 3.0, but at the end it does not really matter which animation or rendering software you use, because I want to show you my step-by-step post processing approach of an architectural illustration in Photoshop. Read more →
State-of-the-art architecture renderings look often times like a real photo and it sometimes hard to find out that it is a computer generated image. But how do you recognize that you look at a simulation of architecture instead of a real photo? Often times it is more an intuitive feeling maybe because the rendering simply looks too clean – somehow not natural. Read more →
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make an over casted exterior scene. I will not go into every detail and explain everything, but rather want to give you a quick overview of my approach.
For this tutorial I use a relatively easy 3D model and show you what you can do with the help of a few high quality textures. In addition I will show you what effects you can create in Adobe Photoshop to avoid time consuming rendering tests in the 3D environment. By the way: The building is inspired by an academy building in UK. Read more →
Green architecture is big these days! Especially for public buildings it is very important to take care of environmental topics in the design and planning process as well – often times it becomes a really important part of the design idea! So we do not wonder about a green grass roof or a façade of solar panels. But not only larger public buildings are affected by the trend, also small family houses use solar power more and more.
To be ready for the green architecture in your next architectural illustration or visualization project we share with you one seamlessly tileable solar panel texture.
It has with a pretty good resolution of 2048px x 2048px and shows one single panel element, thus could be tiled over larger surfaces without problems. Hope you can use it for one or your upcoming projects. You can download the free texture for your next 3d architectural rendering here:
Note: Yes you can use the texture also for your commercial projects! No worries. But please do not share it with others – please recommend tonytextures.com instead to your friends.
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Today we proudly announce that we can finally publish our “Open ArchiVIZ Pack”! It is a free package of entourage trees, people, tileable textures etc. for architectural visualizations. Read more →