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…)
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 present you a set of cutout person and people silhouettes for free download. We specially created them for architectural visualizations to bring life to your 3d renderings. The people silhouettes are saved as .PNG files have a transparent background as alpha channel included so you can directly use them e.g. in Photoshop without any additional work. (more…)
In the Photoshop Tutorial: Create Water Reflection for Architectural Illustration you can follow in detail how to create a reflecting water surface in Photoshop quickly. For many people, this is surely a valid alternative to directly rendering the water surface, especially when it needs to be done fast and you’re not familiar with the render settings. The core of the process is creating a displacement map with which you can create the effect of a water surface on a mirrored part of the image. (more…)
The plane tree (Platanus × hispanica) is often used for architectural visualizations. It has a special look thanks to its knaggy and rough character which is especially interesting for architecture illustrations. Without the foilage the it will additionally not block the view to the architecture itself.
This free download of a plane tree comes up with a special high resolution of 6000 px x 3000 px! (more…)
Here you can download your free set of three seamlessly tileable hedge textures. You can use it for your private as well as for your commercial projects:
There are many ways to visualize a hedge. Especially in a 3D rendering a 3D model of a hedge is likely the best way to get a realistic look. But often times you need a quick-and-dirty solution especially when you want to add a hedge to an existing illustration. But also when you have to colorize e.g. sections or elevations a seamlessly tileable hedge texture could be very useful.
If you want to use the texture in Adobe Photoshop it is a good idea to create a pattern. Then you can use the texture to fill also large selections in your image with it. Test it – you can create nice effects with it.
It is also a good choice if you want to get a more abstract and less photorealistic look. You can play around with the saturation and the transparency of the texture to make the hedge not that dominant.
If you have to create a complete presentation of your architectural design often times a material library is a good idea to visualize also the look-and-feel of your building. Collect the characteristic materials and textures of your design and sort them in a separated area of your presentation. Therefore these kind of textures also work fine – yes also textures of vegetation like the hedges.
We are curious about your ideas how to use the textures – please drop us a line in the comment box.
When preparing architectural renderings and illustrations for potential customers you often want to add some flower cutouts, cutout trees, people silhouettes or bushes to your pure rendering when you export it from the 3D tool. These are graphics with transparent backgrounds that could be used as staffage (trees, people, flowers etc.) e.g. in Adobe Photoshop to bring life to your architectural scenery. (more…)
You mostly will first create a day scene from your architectural visualisations. But sometimes afterwards you need a night scene to set the focus on the impression in the evening or night. This often is imporant for buildings like a theatre, opera or even a stadium.
Therefore I will show you a quite easy method to tur a day scene to a night scene. (more…)