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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. [Read 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). [Read 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. [Read 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. [Read 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. [Read 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. [Read More…]