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Learning Visualization on the web (II)

(Now, if you want to bookmark this entry you don’t have to scroll over my evolution as a visualiser)

As I was saying:

Specialized Sites

They have a little bit of everything, from free tutorials (ans paid ones) tosoftware reviews, inspiration, interviews or events.


ronen bekerman

As they say, this site is a source of learning on all aspects of 3d architectural visualization. In the blog & forums you will find articles & tutorials about 3d modeling & rendering with software such as 3ds max, Cinema 4D, V-Ray, SketchUP, Maxwell Render, Corona Renderer, Photoshop and more. This site will fit beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.

Among all of them, the ones I like the most are the ‘Making Of‘, where several authors detail their process on creating their images. One of my favourites is the Making of Toyo Ito’s Sendai Meditheque by Imagine Studio


visualizing architecture by alex hogrefe

Alex Hogrefe has created several tutorials focused mostly on Sketch Up, Vray and Photoshop. They are organized on four main categories: Foundamentals, Style/Effects, Final Moves and Other Tutorials

This tutorial about Photoshop Layer Managment is very useful (and in my opinion a well organized example of matte painting workflow applied to architecture representation)



This is a community of architectural visualization and design professionals and an online magazine. It has another site, CGschool, where they offer a variety of classes and tutorial, some of them for free.


mastering cgi

”Mastering CGI was designed to bring the CGI world the best set of training courses ever constructed. For too long professional artists have been struggling to find quality tutorials on software such as V-Ray and 3DsMax.” This site has no free stuff, you could sample some of Grant’s courses, but you will  have to pay (no that much) for the good stuff. And believe me, he knows what he is talking about. After his course ‘Mastering Vray’ you will really understand how vray does things. Seriously, if you can afford it you will not regret taking this course.



”Vray world is a community of thought, a shared 3d art gallery, a thirst to know how 3d design will evolve worldwide, a respect for this new way of art and a decision to record this fact visually.”

One of my favourites is the ‘Making of‘ section, with tutorials as this one of an Scandinavian Interior


arq viz 9

”Arqui9 Visualisation is an award winning studio dedicated to the art of crafting architectural visualisations for the (un)built environment.

Our unique and artistic approach to images, blended with the integration of the latest technologies has enabled us to grow steadily and firmly, becoming and ever increasing presence in the architectural world.”

This ”Matte Painting Tutorial for Architectural Visualisation”, is one of my favourites.


These are may favourite to go places for architecture visualization, there also great learning platforms out there with free courses and tutorials. But that will be an entry all of its own.

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