Spring Sale Time!
Architecture Visualization Resources
Cover image by VIZPARK. Scanned food assets for UE4.
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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!
Landscape & Vegetation
Globe Plants is the 3D vegetation provider of choice for many top visualizers. Not without reason: you seamlessly import their models to your productions through “ready to render” products.
There’s no need to worry when you have quality models, indistinguishable from real life. Breeze through our library with over 20 unique “Bundles”, as well as individual models. Can not find what you are looking for? Globe Plants team expertly handles custom-made orders.
Compatibilies include 3Ds Max, SketchUp, Cinema 4D, Blender, FBX and GrowFX
Globe Plants – The plants do the talking.
World-class models for world-class environments. Graswald plants are more than just 3D models. They have been carefully drawn up on the basis of scientific knowledge and inherit the iconic characteristics of their real-life counterparts.
Use the Graswald plants to their full potential with the Blender Add-on Graswald Pro. With smart materials that allow for incredible customization, fast and easy selecting and importing, various ways of optimizing, and even integrated physics, crafting beautiful environments in minutes is easy. And if you’re not a blender artist, you can buy the Asset Library and import the models and textures into any application you want.
LAUBWERK 1.0.35 + SurfaceSPREAD v2.0.4!
German digital botany software company Laubwerk announces version 1.0.35 of their successful Player plugin for use with Laubwerk Plants Kits, a collection of render-ready, realistic 3D plants designed specifically for architects, CG and VFX artists. The updated versions of Plants Kits 1-15 and Plants Kit Freebie are available for immediate download for SketchUp, Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, and Python, and SurfaceSPREAD 2.0.4 for Cinema 4D. Join this year’s Friday to Cyber Monday Sale 2020, from Friday, Nov 27th to Friday, Dec 4th, featuring 25% off all products*.
Read more about this release here.
“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®. Their 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.
VIZPARK – 25% off for Spring Sale 2021
Get trees, shrubs, grass, flowers, boulders and scanned grounds to make the next landscape you build perfectly! Visit VIZPARK now or pick one of the items below. The models are provided as single 3D Models, GrowFX versions and as Forest Pack Presets. Now also available for Sketchup.
VP COMPLETE is an extensive collection of 3D models, textures, HDRI’s and tools for architectural visualization. Over 600 high-quality 3D models, 100 texture sets, 40 HDRI’s and procedural texture tools for Windows and 3Ds Max are included to serve many needs for environment creation and decoration. VP COMPLETE bundles 20 products and saves you an incredible 70% compared to the prices of the included single products.
MAXTREE – GrowFX 3d Trees & Plants
25% OFF on collection 20 & 22
Skatter for SketchUp
Skatter is the most powerful scattering extension for SketchUp. Render huge amounts of vegetation, quickly populate city blocks, create parametric assemblies, crowds, carpets, grass, you name it… all right inside SketchUp!
2d & 3d People
AXYZ Design ANIMA & 3d People Assets
Discover the best collection of realistic 3D people that will help you create exceptional professional renders and animations with ease. All models are available for top 3d software and renderers on the market. All that joined by the most powerful and easiest to use 3D people animation and crowd generation software. With a short learning curve, you can populate your ArchViz 3d projects with hundreds of animated characters in seconds!
Viz-People (and more).
The ultimate quality of cut out people and 3D Models. Source of solutions for every Arch-Viz designer.
Humano – Natural-looking 3d People
Humano are collections of natural-looking posed 3d People, that will save your time, enrich your images & make your work easier, faster and more enjoyable. Made with love for digital beauty!
New Sports Collection is out at a discount until Dec 31st!
3d Models & Modeling
FlexTools for SketchUp
Responsive SketchUp 3d Modeling
Architects and 3D artists use the FlexTools platform to generate SketchUp doors, windows, and other architectural elements, with exceptional levels of speed and control!
With the release of version 4, RailClone is the artist-friendly parametric modeling and spline-cloning plugin for 3ds Max you always dreamed of. It’s unlike any other tool on the market. Objects are created simply by assembling, repeating and manipulating existing geometry using an easy-to-define set of rules. If you can model in Max, you can create procedural objects with RailClone. Choose from hundreds of built-in presets, adapt existing objects by adding your own geometry, or even create your own from scratch using RailClone’s easy-to-understand visual editor.
30% off during Food Week
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!
Beautiful and concise 3D assets for design. Provides artists with a more inspiring creative inspiration.
Triangle form is a team of people who have passions. We create high-quality 3D models, 3D scenes that support the work of 3D graphic designers and architects. We are happy when our clients use our models in their projects and are satisfied with their quality.
CGAxis is your definitive resource of photorealistic high-quality 3D models, textures and HDRI maps. Plants, furniture, architecture, electronics, food, decorations and many more. Instantly downloadable 24/7.
Premium-quality 3D Assets and Courses for Blender. Chocofur.com is an online platform & community built around premium Blender content.
Textures & Materials
Real Displacement Textures
Real-Displacement-Textures offers some of the most detailed materials based on real 3D-scans – check it out!
Textures & Plugins by VIZPARK
25% off for Spring Sale 2021
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!
Friendly Shade Scanned Materials
The world is big, and so are Friendly Shade textures! Our high-end scanned textures meet the highest standards, we don’t leave aside any awesome texture that will elevate your project to the next level.
Bundle 01 & Fabric 01
Two great bundles to choose from!
PG SKIES by Peter Guthrie Relaunched!
The GOLD STANDARD of HDRI’s for Architectural Visualization by Peter Guthrie. A growing collection of 360 degrees panoramic high dynamic range (HDR) sky maps for use in all types of CG rendering. Carefully selected to be useful as well as beautiful.
All skies have now updated to v5 which feature the following improvements that have been made over the years :
- Horizon clutter cleaned up (Buildings, Cranes and other things on the skyline).
- Backplates in RAW format added (dng).
- Corrected sun intensities to be more realistic as it is not possible to shoot a hdr and capture the full dynamic range of the sun.
- Resolutions have increased over the years, from 8k, to 10k and lately 14k.
- v5 has been a significant update to calibrate the brightness of the hdr files to the correct photographic exposure value.
Video by Recent Spaces, UK.
Corona Renderer Summer Sale!
Powerful, intuitive, affordable – Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max and for Cinema 4D – do more, faster!
No–one calls themselves a “3D Technician” – everyone rightly calls themselves a 3D artist, and that means your tools should be as close to invisible as possible so they don’t get in the way of your creativity.
Corona Renderer delivers predictable, reliable, and physically plausible results with no compromises in quality. Realistic lighting and materials are yours right out of the box.
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.
Pulze – A Software Family!
Pulze plugins are designed for Architectural Visualization professionals by Brick Visual. These next-generation tools are providing an easy to use and intuitive working environment for an efficient and even enjoyable workflow. To replace outdated VFX based solutions, Pulze offers industry-specific tools for the next generation of users: architects, 3D artists, and visual artists.
Upgrade your pipeline with efficient and convenient Pulze products!
15% OFF using code PULZE_SM_APRIL
LAYAMA by MOTIVA CG Art & Technology
CREATE VR EXPERIENCES LIKE NO OTHER.
Everyone loves VR visualizations, but unfortunately, they have a couple of major drawbacks:
- You cannot visualize VR experiences if you don’t have a high-end computer, and even if you do have one, your clients may not. Also, you won’t be able to access them out of the office and so on.
- Creating this kind of project is difficult and costly, you need to transform the meshes to low-poly and unwrap them, change the materials to be compatible with the real-time engine and after all that, you still probably won’t get the same quality.
In brief, real-time is expensive and not portable at all, that’s why lots of people still use old fashioned 360 tours. They are cheap, lightweight and they retain the maximum quality you can achieve.
Layama closes that gap between 360s and VR by transforming your current 3D projects to a pseudo-VR webpage that allows you to navigate your scenes, share your concepts, and visualize them in high quality everywhere.
State of Art Academy
SOA Academy is the leading Architectural Visualization school in the Industry. A place where students can experiment and fully understand all the issues underlying Archviz, developing their technical and artistic skills helped by Senior Artists. SOA Academy is the best place to learn the Art of Architectural Visualization.
SOA Academy is opening the sales for their first online courses, which will be available starting from February 01, 2021. Be the first one to book your seat and get access to the on-demand content and the live webinars.
Great discounts are also available for our evergreen courses: the ArchViz Masterclass and the Unreal Engine Masterclass, which will take place at the beginning of 2021 in our new Academy’s headquarter in San Donà di Piave – Italy. Don’t miss the chance to live a life-changing experience that will open your path to new professional careers.
Use the coupon SOABLACKFRIDAY2020 to apply the discount to your order.
Fstoppers is an online community aimed at educating and inspiring photographers, videographers, and creative professionals. Started in 2010 by founders Patrick Hall and Lee Morris, Fstoppers has grown into one of the top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes, and industry news.
Today the website reaches over 1.5 million photographers and averages around 6 million pageviews a month. Fstoppers has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Resource Magazine, Mashable, Gizmodo, Tech Crunch, Geek.com, Facebook Business, Vimeo Staff Picks, Adobe, Life Hacker, ABC News, BuzzFeed, and many other industry-leading news outlets.
This includes also Mike Kelley’s Ultimate Sky Library and Sky Replacement Tutorial!
Mike Kelley teaches nine educational lessons on how to replace the sky in almost any photograph. In addition, anyone who purchases the tutorial will have royalty-free access to use over 200 raw sky image files provided with the download.
Topaz Gigapixel AI
Beautiful photo (or render) enlargements using Machine Learning! Enlarge images without losing detail. Upscaling up to 600% potentially saving time on rendering at high-rez.