When talking about photorealistic architecture renderings, one of the key elements is the use of vegetation – simply to bring life your scenery… In this Sketchup tutorial I am going to show you how to create a quite realistic grass with the help of a good texture. So I do not use fancy fur plugins or other rather complex solutions (that without a doubt create very good results) but rather follow on a quick and easy apporach here to not at least present a solution with reasonable overall project and rendering time. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
This Gimp tutorial about architectural visualization was created by Janedo. Enjoy it! (more…)
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…)
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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In this article Peter shares some interesting book recommendations when it comes to architectural illustration. Enjoy the article:
As architects, designers, drafters and bloggers, it is important that we constantly bombard ourselves with a wide variety of old and new visual communication techniques in order to stay on the frontier of design visualization. A strong concept or idea is nothing without the means to explain it to the lowest common denominator (as oftentimes your clients will be). (more…)
Image based HDRI lightning compared to alternative techniques
There are a variety of lighting techniques to use when creating an exterior light source for architectural interiors. Some artists like to use a standard direct light while others prefer a simulated sun and sky, such as the v-ray sun. While both of these methods are effective, I find that the lighting produced lacks the subtle imperfections and variations of reality. The most realistic lighting can be achieved by using image-based lighting. (more…)