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Tutorial: Architectural Modeling


Rob Tuytel takes 45 minutes to dive into architectural modeling with Blender.

Rob writes:

Design your own office building and make that looks photorealistic. Learn the basics of exterior architecture modeling in cycles.

If you know how to build a simple basic building/model and put the right textures on it with some cool reflections, it's just a small step to make that super great dream building you always wanted to create.

This is a 40 minutes tutorial, and i will explain how to create:

  • Window frames
  • create the base model
  • Glass shaders
  • Sky reflections
  • Street furniture

Basics of blender are required, but in fact this is not a very hard scene to create. I put all the textures together and there is a blend file available of course. Some textures are mine, but some are from cg textures. Of course my textures are free to use.


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


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