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. (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. (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. (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! (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. (more…)
Corona Rendering Engine for 3DS MAX
Corona renderer is a photorealistic ray tracer, used by computer graphic artists for the final frame production rendering mainly for architectural and product visualizations. Corona has a free version, and also a commercial release. The last couple of years they attracted thousands of users, and a lot of attention in the architectural visualization industry. So that is the reason why we want to take a closer look and spot some light on the capabilities and the workflow when it comes to rendering architecture visualizations with 3DS MAX and the Corona render engine. (more…)
This week we celebrate the product launch of our four new collections: TopView Trees, TopView Plants 01, TopView Plants 02 sowie der TopView Flowers.
During this specail week we give a way a nice Free Download and in addition you can get all the new four collections with a special 50% discount – only this week! Check it out! (more…)
Basic Tips to Render your Architectural Scenery with ARCHICAD
In this tutorial we want to take a look at ARCHICAD by Graphisoft and which settings can be used to create architecture visualization of a day and a night time interior scenery.
We are using the latest versions (18 or 19) of ARCHICAD. These versions are not so complicated to use, even if you are not skilled BIM modeler, and have a settings tool which is easy to use and modify.
Firstly, it is important to speak about some general rules, which are not directly connected to the direct render setting, but still make a huge impact on the final product. (more…)
In this tutorial Apostolos from Greece will show us his workflow for an architecture visualization project with 3DS MAX and the free Corona Renderer which creates pretty good photorealistic renderings. You should check it out!
Background of this architectural rendering job
In this tutorial we will try to go through the basic steps of architectural visualization using one of our recent projects. The client requested to create a number of still visuals of a new modern-classic private residence with a big lawn garden, placed in Athens, Greece.
We had a very tight deadline so when we finished the project and delivered the stills (clear sky shots), we had the time and the chance to work further on our project to improve the overall quality and play around with different setups (cloudy mood and night shots). I want to share with you the different steps as well as the lessons learned in this project. (more…)
In this beginner tutorial we want to give you an insight how to create quickly a sectional drawing in Sketchup for your next and add some visual elements for e.g. a architecture presentation. We use a quite simple model here and go quickly through the steps to give you an idea about the general workflow. We also use and link to various of our free archi-viz graphics so do not miss to get through the steps and grow your own library of graphics for architecture visualization on the side Enjoy! (more…)