15 Free Tileable Bark Textures for 3D Tree Modelling

Download free bark texture for 3d trees

This time I would like to share with you a set of 15 bark textures that can be used for example for 3d tree modelling. Maybe you like to create the next trees for your architectural visualization on yor own! All textures are seamlessly tileable and saved in .JPG format.

All textures have also a bump texture included. (more…)

How To Create a 3D Building Model in SketchUp

How to create a building in SketchUp

This should be a quick beginners-introduction of Sketchup for architects. I want to show you quickly how to make a 3D CAD model of a building using probably the easiest-to-learn software in the field of building architecture: SketchUp. This software can be downloaded for free from sketchup.com.

For now you are not supposed to have much previous experience in this software, all you need to do is go through this step-by-step guide and follow the instructions and of course a little practice afterwards. You will not need to read tons of boring theories preliminarily, instead you will study while drawing a real house. (more…)

Architecture Rendering – Quick Realistic Grass in Sketchup (Tutorial)

Tutorial Architecture Rendering: Simple 3D Model + Photoshop

Architecture Tutorial Photoshop

I am very happy to present you this time a tutorial on architecture visualization by Armir Shapallo and Dimitrios Kalemis from the  “PHORMIN – Architektur und Digitale Kunst” , based in Munich, Germany.

They describe their work for a competition which was actually published several times! Interesting is the fact that they worked with a quite simple 3D Model and put in more effort in the post production with Photoshop which gave them a lot of flexbility as they describe.


Why I use Sketchup for Architectural Renderings

Sketchup for Architecture Visualization

This time Pia was kind enough to share her experiences with Sketchup when it comes to architecture visualisation. Sketchup has become quite popular in our industry and Pia shares some interesting insights and useful tips for cg architects. Enjoy!

As a CG artist, I work with plenty of software during a normal day, but for now I am going to focus on Sketchup.

You may say: “Why Sketchup?” “Why not 3ds Max?” Let’s be honest. For my work, almost 90% of the time I use 3ds Max for making visualizations because of the industry standards, not a lack of features of Sketchup. (more…)

ONLY TODAY: Black Friday Sale with 33% discount!

Our Black Friday Sale is over…sorry…



Watch out – only today you can make use of our Black Friday Sale with 33% discount on all single collections! And here is how you get it: (more…)

Combine architecture rendering with hand drawn sketch effect

Tutorial Merge Architecture Illustration and Hand Sketch

This time we like to share with you  a beginners tutorial from Megan about merging a sketch effect with your architecture rendering of an interior scenery. Enjoy it!

With growing impact of technology architectural renderings have become increasingly digital. This transition has been positive as it can save time and provide an increasingly realistic view of a final product. With all of the benefits of digital rendering, hand rendering is becoming a lost art. (more…)

Post Production of 3D Architectural Rendering with Trees and People Entourage – Gimp Tutorial


This Gimp tutorial about architectural visualization was created by Janedo. Enjoy it! (more…)

Update: “Open ArchiVIZ pack” 1.1 now with Cutout Plants


The “Open ArchiVIZ pack” goes down well! That’s reason enough for us to come up with a smaller update. We always wanted to add more free architectural entourage, textures and graphics so look forward to this update. (more…)

Promotion Week with Free Download and Special Offer


We have added four new collections with cutout plants to our product portfolio. Therefore we want to celebrate this launch with you from January 26th – 30th, 2015 with a nice free download of 16 cutout plants (commercial use allowed) PLUS some unbeatable special bundles with nice discount – only this week!

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