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 →
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 →
This is Kanak and I want to explain you here exclusively on tonytextures.com how you can easily set up a daylight interior scenery in 3ds MAX by using VRay rendering engine with a bit of Photoshop correction of the RAW rendering afterwards.
I would love to call my approach rendering through the eye of a photographer. I think this is the best way for you to learn how to render without knowing a thousand of parameter. I will go through following steps to explain my method: Read more →
Here you have the possibility to download your free copy of four cutout crowd silhouettes: Read more →
Today we present you a set of cutout person and people silhouettes for free download. We specially created them for architectural visualizations to bring life to your 3d renderings. The people silhouettes are saved as .PNG files have a transparent background as alpha channel included so you can directly use them e.g. in Photoshop without any additional work. Read more →
Being able to create a good looking reflection in water is a basic skill, not just in the field of architectural visualization. Although it is possible to create and render reflections in water in the 3D program, it’s often quicker to create them in Photoshop. Creating a convincing mirrored reflection on any water surface is the topic of this Photoshop tutorial. Read more →