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Preview from Archmodels vol. 210 by Evermotion
Find Great Talent!
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science” – Albert Einstein.
Fill open positions in your studio via the ArchViz Job Board!
Join firms & studios such as Foster + Partners, BIG, DBOX, VISUALHOUSE, Hayes Davidson, The Boundary, Recent Spaces, Target, Steelblue, Binyan Studios and many more!
Partners in PINK offer special pricing! Could be a new product release or discount for example…
I’m very happy to feature so many partners operating in the architectural visualization industry with software, content and training I use myself and in my studio.
Clicking on the tiles will take you to the relevant partner further down the page. When there is a special price, the logo will be PINK!
LAUBWERK UPDATE FOR AUTODESK PLAYERS—PLUS SPRING SALE
Enjoy the Spring Sale 2019! Plus, the latest Player update 1.0.29 is here with Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 and Autodesk Maya 2019 support!
The newest version of our Laubwerk Plants Kits product line features exclusive updates and improvements for our Autodesk users. Download the latest free update from our website and enjoy the improvements!
Highlights of the Plant Kit 1.0.29 update include exclusive improvements for our Autodesk users:
- Added 3ds Max 2020 support.
- Fixed an issue with opacity maps in Arnold Renderer.
- Added Maya 2019 support.
- Fixed an issue in Maya that caused a fatal error when changing the location of the plants library folder.
20% OFF for Spring Sale 2019 using code – SPRING2019RB (links already have this code entered, if you don’t see the discount – input the code manually).
“Laubwerk’s 3D foliage assets are some of our favorites. The smart asset type and the plugin to use it is a powerful one! Less intensive on viewport performance, while allowing for fast variations, seasonal control, and level of detail for far-away trees and shrubs. For us, the fact we can use the same assets inside SketchUp is a BIG PLUS!“
– Ronen Bekerman / Co-Founder & General Manager, The Craft.
IToo Software, founded in 1999 in Spain, is a 3D software developing company, and creators of Forest Pack and Rail Clone, plugins for Autodesk® 3DS Max® and 3DS Max Design®. Thier main objective is customer satisfaction and providing high-quality software with personalized support which I’m very happy to say they do!
Forest Pack is the world’s most popular scattering plugin for 3ds Max®. It provides a complete solution for creating vast areas of objects, from trees and plants to buildings, crowds, aggregates, ground-cover, rocks and more. If you can model it, Forest Pack can scatter it.
All the collections are designed to be fully integrated with Forest Pack. After installation, assets are immediately available in the Forest Pack library manager with materials for V-Ray and Corona Renderer to make quickly populating your scenes as easy as possible.
SPRING SALE STARTS EARLY at VIZPARK
Save 30% on all VIZPARK bundles. Get trees, shrubs, grass, flowers, boulders and scanned grounds to make the next landscape you build perfect! Visit VIZPARK now or pick one of the items below. The models are provided as single 3D Models, GrowFX versions and with Forest Pack Presets. Now also available for Sketchup.
Starts April 1st until April 10th.
GrowFX by Exlevel
Exlevel™ is proud to announce the SPRING SALE 25% OFF on any GrowFX license until the end of April. GrowFX is a parametric modeling plugin for 3ds Max®, allowing to generate any vegetation: trees, bushes, grasses, flowers, vines, etc. Plants can interact with other objects of the scene.
Also, the plugin allows customizing any animation, such as the wind effect or the growth of plants from seeds. GrowFX allows implementing any ambitious idea of animated vegetation.!
Volume 24 is out with various PINE Trees! 25% OFF until May 3rd!
2d & 3d People
AXYZ Design ANIMA & 3d People Assets
ANIMA 3.0 Population Tool for 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, and Unreal Engine. Anima is the fastest stand-alone character population and animation application developed specifically for 3d artists, architects, and designers. Create stunning renders and 3d animation populated with realistic 3d people in less time.
EARLY ADOPTERS 20% OFF – Get ANIMA 3.5.4 for 3ds Max 2020!
Available from next April 4th, you will get a free update to version 3.5.4 with support for 3ds Max 2020!
Offer is valid until Sunday 31 23:59 PM (GMT)
Human Alloy 3d People
Up to 50% discount for among the best looking 3D people within the industry. Check out our special Black Friday discounts.
2d Cut Out People by MrCutOut
You’ll find thousands of professional, high-resolution, 100% legal cutouts of people, vegetation, and vehicles on MrCutOut. Finish your image in post-production in minutes.
The ultimate quality of cut out people and 3D Models. Source of solutions for every Arch-Viz designer.
2d Cut Out People by VIShopper
A great selection of cut out 2d to populate your still images in post-production. You can also find 2d trees and 2d trees and plants on VIShopper.
Animals Collection 1
Animals Collection 1 FREE
Animals Collection 1
3d Models & Modeling
RailClone is the world’s most powerful artist-friendly parametric modeling plugin for 3ds Max®. Its unique array-based approach to asset creation is fast, efficient, and easy-to-learn. RailClone is unlike other parametric tools. Create objects by distributing and manipulating geometry created using standard modeling techniques – if you can model in Max, you can create procedural objects with RailClone.
model+model are offering 3d models for architectural visualization for a long time now, keeping high-quality levels and attention to detail. You should also check out their Bookmanager and ReDeform scripts for 3dsmax!
model+model Vol.11 Kitchen Elements released on May 13th, 2019.
High-quality 3d models for your kitchen scenes. Contains more than 230 models of cabinet handles, kitchen cabinets, sinks, taps and soap dispensers arranged in 20 sets. Ready to use with 3ds Max and Cinema4D. V-Ray and Corona Renderer on both.
3d Collections by EVERMOTION
EVERMOTION has been there since before I got started with Architectural Visualization and they keep providing an enormous amount of assets you can use in your daily work. Furniture, Lights, Trees, Shrubs, Cars, Equipment and full interior and exterior scenes!
GREEN SALE – 30% OFF
(ends 20th of August 2019, 1:00 AM GMT+1)
Online marketplace offering extremely high quality of 3d models like furniture, plants, clothing, lightings, casual objects, and many others.
30% Discount / No coupon needed. Runs until DEC 9th 2018.
Triangle Form store’s goal is to provide high quality products that will make job of 3D graphic artists, designers and architects more comfortable. All models are compatible with programs such as: 3ds max, Cinema 4d, V-Ray, Corona Renderer. Formats .obj and .fbx facilitate importing 3D models from other programs. The collections consist of 21 high-quality models. Due to a relatively small number of models in the collection, they are of the highest quality.
FlexTools offers responsive SketchUp Modeling tools! Architects and 3D artists use FlexTools to generate SketchUp doors, windows and more, with exceptional levels of speed and control.
AFFORDABLE HIGH-QUALITY 3D MODELS Customizable 3D models ready to be used in your CG projects.
SPRING SALE 2019 FLAT 50% OFF ON ALL OUR 3D MODELS
Use coupon code – RONENBEKERMAN
Textures & Materials
Quixel for ArchViz
For businesses specializing primarily in architectural visualization.
On DEC 6th, 2018, Quixel has unveiled the ArchViz Program as more and more artists in ArchViz have started using Megascans extensively over the past year. They now finally introduce a license made just for ArchViz, developed in close collaboration with yours truly. It allows you to work on an unlimited amount of projects per year, and the entire Megascans library has been meticulously curated and trimmed to be as relevant as possible. Read more about the new plan and grab your license by clicking the button below.
You have two options :
- Quixel for ArchViz at 15% OFF the Yearly Plan!
- 30% off on monthly plan, for first 3 months, on ‘Personal 4K‘ and ‘Personal 8K‘ monthly subscriptions to Quixel Megascans.
Take your pick!
“As early adopters of Megascans it has long been our go-to resource for all natural landscaping needs in a full CG environment. With this already extremely comprehensive library increasing in size and diversity to cover almost all conceivable areas in both natural and man-made environments it has now become an invaluable tool across all types of project employed daily in The Boundary workflow.”
– Henry Goss RIBA / Director, THE BOUNDARY.
Best of Week Image “Hunter House” by The Boundary
Real Displacement Textures
Real Displacement Textures – COLLECTION SEVEN NOW AVAILABLE ! Including 63 assets: 6x FORESTFLOOR + 1x CLAY (overlay-texture with alpha) / 12x BARKS / 2x WOOD 12x WOODLOGS (for scattering and dynamic animations) / 30x LEAVES (textures +objects) …the perfect set for your creation…
Textures & Plugins by VIZPARK
All Walls Bundle is a bundle of 75 highly detailed brick wall and stone floor textures for architectural visualization. Each of the 75 texture sets includes multi-textures with several single brick / stone variations with diffuse, bump, displacement, reflection and alpha-mask layers, plus 4k tileable textures for us in any 3D application. VIZPARK has more textures to offer besides this!
Image by Daniel Reuterswaerd, using Omni Tiles.
Friendly Shade Scanned Materials
We’re changing the way artists are creating new worlds. Friendly Shade always strives for the best quality and, this time Bundle 02 raises the bar even higher!
Included materials as bonus content for V-Ray, Corona Renderer, and FStorm for a limited time!
Bundle 02 is released! 40% OFF until May 22nd(ish).
Bundle 01 & Fabric 01
Two great bundles to choose from!
HDRI Skydomes by VIZPARK
HDRI Complete is the full collection of all 30 panoramic 360° images in HDR and EXR format to be used as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. The exposure images were taken with a Canon MK5 camera at Berlin-Tempelhof in Germany and London, UK. You can also get the individual packs I, II or III.
We use Corona Renderer at The Craft
With less focus on settings in favor or an artist-friendly approach we found ourselves getting back to basics and focusing on what makes an image great.
See more of what we do on The Craft Behance Page.
Get ready to harness the power of Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® for professional quality photos. From selections to masking to layers, you can sharpen your skills and streamline your post-processing workflow. Now’s the perfect time to reach your full creative potential and grow.
Learn from award-winning photography veterans across the industry including Dan Brouillette, Lisa Carney, RC Concepcion, Tim Cooper, Dave Cross, Liza Gershman, Mat Hayward, Gregory Heisler, Jason Hoppe, Mike Kelley, Matt Kloskowski, Daniel
Fstoppers has some amazing video tutorials by photography proffesionals. Most notable is Mike Kelley’s “Where Art Meets Architecture” Architectural Photography Training collections 1, 2 & 3.