TOP 5 FREE Architectural Visualization Tutorial Sources

A lot of people who are fresh in the arch-viz industry ask me if I can recommend them some good tutorials. After writing several similar answers I decided to write it down for everyone and create the TOP 5 list of my favorite places to learn new architectural visualization techniques and are absolutely for free. Of course, you have to pay for great content, and therefore the best tutorials showing the whole process of arch-viz production are paid. But today we will stick to the free ones. where you can also find a lot of useful and informative content. Let’s check it out!

#5 – Corona renderer

Corona renderer Youtube

People, who work with Corona renderer should, first of all, take a look at Corona renderer official youtube channel. It is full of handy tips and tricks videos. You can find not only the new features of the latest versions of the software, but also some basic stuff such as lighting setup, complete project tutorials, or how to make basic materials in Corona renderer, and many more. I really recommend the video showing the most common mistakes which users of Corona do. There are also a few interviews with interesting arch-viz artists.

#4 – The Boundary

The Boundary tutorials

The Boundary is an honored arch-viz company based in the UK. They have not only great renders on their website, but there are also interesting Blog posts including Tutorials, Business insides, or just general news from their studio. A few years ago, Peter Guthrie created a nice tutorial series called Carey House Tutorial showing their process of creation of the exterior visualizations. It’s definitely worth watching.

#3 – CGTRICKS

CGTRICKS tutorials

It’s not a long time ago since I noticed this website called cgtricks.com. It’s a really rich source of not only tutorials but also Making of’s or Free resources for your projects. You can find a lot of short videos showing essential techniques of how to use various plugins and software in the 3D architectural visualizations. The site will fit beginner, intermediate and advanced CG artists.

#2 – Arqui9Learn

ARQUI9 learn tutorials

Arqui9 is an architectural visualization studio coming based in London. Besides their wonderful work, they decided to create their own learning platform called www.arqui9learn.com. The website is full of very valuable tutorials, mostly dedicated to post-production and matte painting. These guys really know what they’re talking about. I really like them!

#1 – Ronen Bekerman

Ronen Bekerman tutorials

Ronen has his blog online for a quiet time and I think it’s the most popular website in the arch-viz industry. There are plenty of interesting articles, Making of’s, Tutorials, Interviews, and many more. I remember how I was learning the basics of modeling in 3ds Max following Ronen’s very old tutorial (thanks for that!). Meanwhile, this website has become the number one place for every Architectural visualization artist. And if you don’t know it, you should definitely fix it!

Well, this is it for now. I hope you will find this article helpful. If you like it I can make a similar chart next time, but dedicated to premium masterclasses of the arch-viz process.

Cheers!