Black Friday and Cyber Monday time is done, but many partners keep active deals well into (3)December! Check out all active deals with the PINK logos below. Prize pool winners will get email updates next week, by December 10th, on how to redeem their prize!
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 – 40% OFF Starting Nov 23rd
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 35 unique “Bundles”, as well as individual models. Can not find what you are looking for? Globe Plants team expertly handles custom-made orders.
Compatibility includes 3Ds Max, SketchUp, Cinema 4D, Blender, FBX, and GrowFX. With Low Poly models ready in FBX/OBJ and Enscape Custom Asset Library that also perfect for Revit, ArchiCAD, Rhino3D, and Vectorworks.
Globe Plants – The plants do the talking.
Use the code RONEN-BF21 at checkout for 40% discount. Valid until December 10th!
XFrogPlants. For Unreal Engine too!
Also offering 36 Conifer species, in a wide variety of formats. Xfrog’s new bundles are affordable, high quality options for populating natural environments. This pack features a mix of models from our PBR and growFX collections, and include species from Europe, Asia, and North America.
Explore the catalog on CGTrader and the Unreal Engine Marketplace. The discount rates are different based on the sites and bundles, so do check it out in the provided links.
LAUBWERK 1.0.39 + SurfaceSPREAD v2.0.6!
German digital botany software company Laubwerk announces version 1.0.39 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 2.0.6 for Cinema 4D.
“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!
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.
MAXTREE – GrowFX 3d Trees & Plants
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!
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.
Forest/Digital – tree & bushes cutouts.
We support visualization artists with superior quality cutout trees for postproduction and matte painting
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!
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!
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!
30% OFF during BlackFriday!
Starting NOV 22 and running until DEC 06
With the release of version 4.3, 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.
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.
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
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!
50% OFF on all VIZPARK Bundles!
Starting NOV 26 until Dec 03.
PG SKIES by Peter Guthrie
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.
This section is sponsored by ASUS – The main aspect of architectural visualization, Photorealistic or Not. Get render engines, farm credits, and VR / Real-time tools as well.
Enscape – 10% Discount!
Enscape is a real-time rendering and virtual reality plugin for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Archicad, and Vectorworks. It plugs directly into your modeling software, giving you an integrated visualization and design workflow. As an intuitive design tool, it requires no prior specialized knowledge to use. You can design, document, and visualize simultaneously from one model. It is the easiest and fastest way to turn your building models into immersive 3D experiences.
Video by Recent Spaces, UK.
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 is a set of user-friendly, customizable, and powerful pipeline tools that supercharge 3D visualization workflows. Designed by a group of passionate archviz experts and coders, the software family fills a gap in the industry by providing highly automated processes that increase the quality of your work in an efficient way.
LAYAMA by MOTIVA CG Art & Technology
CREATE VR EXPERIENCES LIKE NO OTHER.
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.
E-Cycles Render Engine
The fastest and easiest photorealistic render engine for Blender. 100% compatible with the Cycles render engine. You can use all your materials and add-ons out of the box while rendering up to 8x faster with higher quality. E-Cycles is a 2-in-1 render engine, meaning you can switch from real time to photorealistic in 2 clicks. Features state of the art denoising technologies, a streamlined UI for ease of use and fast workflows, real time lighting setup with Light Groups, very precise lighting with Light Linking, and much more.
50% OFF using code BF2021
Running NOV 24 to DEC 07.
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.
Only artists and designers know that each moment is the best one to start a new project, a new experience, or new training to improve personal skills.
REDEFINEFX – HIGH END VFX Training
Jesse Pitela is a Certified Phoenix FD Instructor, a Los Angeles-based CGI studio owner & award-winning VFX artist. His work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety and Autodesk. He has extensive experience working with established VFX studios such as Resistance VFX, Chariotdrive & Riotmaker & his studio has created visuals for global clientele including Cristiano Ronaldo’s ROC, Western Digital, Shutterstock, and many others.
After years of running water simulations with Phoenix FD, I’ve finally decided to take everything I’ve learned and turn it into the most value-packed course I could make. Avoid common mistakes that will make your simulations take forever to run and even longer to render, optimize your scenes & achieve impressive results fast.
Fire & Smoke FX
Whether it’s revealing a product with smoke, burning rubber on a Mustang, or setting an airplane engine on fire, it’s all covered inside this course. Just a few lessons in, you’ll feel comfortable in setting up a variety of fire effects, and your mind will be full of ideas for cool shots you can now create with these new skills.
tyFlow Basecamp $297 $147
The first ever complete beginner tyFlow Course, designed to get you up & running with tyFlow quickly and covers the main pillars of what this powerful plugin can offer, including 40+ videos on particles, cloth simulations, destruction, forces, modifiers, splines and much more.
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.
NEW: Where Art Meets Architecture 4 with Mike Kelley
Fstoppers has teamed up with Mike Kelley for the fourth installment of Where Art Meets Architecture. With 31 Lessons and over 14 hours of content, Mike takes you to some of the most expensive real estate in Los Angeles to show you his updated process for photographing luxury homes.
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.