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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7 Books That Showcase Architectural Illustration

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…)

Lighting Architecture Interior Scenes with HDRI Images (3DS Max + VRay Tutorial)

HDRI 3ds MAX Step by Step Tutorial Lightning

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…)