Blender is a popular tool for architects and 3D visualizers as well. It is free to use and has powerful features to create compelling animations, visual effects, and (interesting for us architectural visualization! Blender is truely the first place to go when you are looking for the most powerful tool which is free to use. Read more →
OK you maybe have already recognized that we worked on some cutout top view vegetation graphics for architectural designs to pimp your floor plan or site plans. This time we created a set of plan view plant graphics with different looks in different kind of shapes and geometries. We started with a more realistic look at thet top and tried to move over to more abstract versions of the same plant set. As each type comes along in different geometries you can easily combine the elements of each type (in one line) to create your own unique arrangement. Read more →
Update 1.2. for the “OpenArchiVIZpack” – our free download package for architecture visualization!
The “OpenArchiVIZpack” is pretty popular in the community! So we are happy to present you a new update with additional cutout entourage for architectural visualization. Until now we mainly focussed on cutout trees, plants and people in section view as well as textures and background images for your compositing. Read more →
In this tutorial we will show the procedure of making a grassy field in order to enhance realism in our exterior architectural visualizations. Therefore we will first model and texture the 3d grass blades and afterwards use a “Scatter Plugin” to randomly distribute the single blades of a large surface. With this technique you can create super realistic grass and lawn for your next exterior architectural rendering project.
Usually most private residences are surrounded by yards with short cut lawn so we should be able to render this kind of “foreground” on our own for your next architectural visualization job. In addition we share our grass blade textures with you, so grab this free download! But now let´s get started! Read more →
In this quick tutorial I will show you how to use cutout graphics or entourage like trees, persons etc. in ARCHICAD. These ready-to-use graphics without background often times are used in the post processing phase for architecture visualization. Here we want to use them in the 3D environment directly. Read more →