Tools of the Trade!
Architecture Visualization Resources
All the things you need in one place!
“Hunter House” – Best of Week 10/2018 by The Boundary featuring Quixel for ArchViz use.
Prize Pool Winner
I’m very happy to announce that the Prize Pool winner is – Diego Irigoyen!
During the 2018 ArchViz BlackFriday to
Partners in PINK offer special pricing! Since the end time per each depends on time zones – some might be already off even if pink.
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 Plants Kits
Laubwerk Plant Kits 1.0.27 is an important update for users of Trimble SketchUp, MAXON Cinema 4D, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Maya. Download the latest update from our website and benefit from the improvements!
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.
Vegetation from VIZPARK
Save 40% on all VIZPARK bundles. Get trees, grass, flowers, boulders and scanned grounds to make the next landscape you build
BlackFriday 40%-50% Discount / No coupon needed.
GrowFX by Exlevel
Exlevel™ is the creator of GrowFX, the go-to plants modeling and animation system for 3ds Max®. It is pretty safe to so that all 3d plants provided by the other partners are made with GrowFX, so if you want to be able to use the source, customize it or create new vegetation… this is the time to do it!
Maxtree assets are amongst the most popular in ArchViz these days, with a steady stream of updates – Most recently introducing the Cactus & Bamboo collections!
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!
No special sale currently, but even at 99€ it is a steal!.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Complete 11 is available now for just $39 (discounted from reg. $499) in the next 7 days (until December 7th).
Complete 11 contains over 76 GB of content such as hundreds of new 3D models, five full ready to render exterior scenes, 100 textures of stones, over 100 high-quality HDR images of skies.
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.
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.
“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
RD-TEXTURES invented new technologies for the next generation of design and art. Using their assets can improve the quality of your digital productions while making your workflows faster and easier.
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
The world is big, and so are Friendly Shade textures! Our premiere bundle features scans from all over the world. From the mountains of Machu Picchu and the cities of Colombia, the beaches of Florida and the streets of Serbia, 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!
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.