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…)
Sometimes, we don’t have time to produce a realistic architectural Illustration and all its effects completely in the 3D environment, therefore I often use Adobe Photoshop in the post process to add some effects.
For this tutorial I want to start with a rendering I created in Lumion 3.0, but at the end it does not really matter which animation or rendering software you use, because I want to show you my step-by-step post processing approach of an architectural illustration in Photoshop. (more…)
State-of-the-art architecture renderings look often times like a real photo and it sometimes hard to find out that it is a computer generated image. But how do you recognize that you look at a simulation of architecture instead of a real photo? Often times it is more an intuitive feeling maybe because the rendering simply looks too clean – somehow not natural. (more…)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make an over casted exterior scene. I will not go into every detail and explain everything, but rather want to give you a quick overview of my approach.
For this tutorial I use a relatively easy 3D model and show you what you can do with the help of a few high quality textures. In addition I will show you what effects you can create in Adobe Photoshop to avoid time consuming rendering tests in the 3D environment. By the way: The building is inspired by an academy building in UK. (more…)
Background texture images for architecture outdoor sceneries are always welcome! The background image of your rendering has an obvious impact on the overall atmosphere of your scene. Maybe the illumination of your building is a big part of your design so you may want to present your building in the evening hours of the day. Or you want to present your building on a sunny spring day? In any case the sky background image is most important.
Here we want to present you a nice freebie of a sky background texture graphic from our professional „SkyBackground Collection“. Note that you are allowed to use this free graphic download for your private AND your commercial projects! And this sunny spring sky texture comes along with a quite impressing quality of more than 11.000 px width! So feel to try this one next time you may need a sky background like this: (more…)
Green architecture is big these days! Especially for public buildings it is very important to take care of environmental topics in the design and planning process as well – often times it becomes a really important part of the design idea! So we do not wonder about a green grass roof or a façade of solar panels. But not only larger public buildings are affected by the trend, also small family houses use solar power more and more.
To be ready for the green architecture in your next architectural illustration or visualization project we share with you one seamlessly tileable solar panel texture.
It has with a pretty good resolution of 2048px x 2048px and shows one single panel element, thus could be tiled over larger surfaces without problems. Hope you can use it for one or your upcoming projects. You can download the free texture for your next 3d architectural rendering here:
Note: Yes you can use the texture also for your commercial projects! No worries. But please do not share it with others – please recommend tonytextures.com instead to your friends.
Today we proudly announce that we can finally publish our “Open ArchiVIZ Pack”! It is a free package of entourage trees, people, tileable textures etc. for architectural visualizations. (more…)