Rendering and Digital Collage for Architectural Displays

A course by Architecture On Paper
Architectural Visualization Studio. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2020
, Architectural Visualization Studio

Learn how to create illustrations of architectural spaces from scratch with 3ds Max and Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 258 students
Rendering and Digital Collage for Architectural Displays

Learn how to create illustrations of architectural spaces from scratch with 3ds Max and Photoshop

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 258 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (3h 9m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

An architectural rendering is more than just an image, it's also a story about a space and the people in it. Join Brenda Roqueta and Alba Estevez, the founders of the Architecture on Paper studio, and learn how to use rendering and digital collage techniques to re-create a 3D architecture project.

In this course, dive into the universe of architectural visualization. Use 3ds Max and Photoshop to develop your own style and create unique images full of personality that demonstrate your tasteful understanding of architecture.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Storytelling
  • U3
    U3. Modeling and Camera
  • U4
    U4. Lighting and Materials
  • U5
    U5. Post-Production
  • U6
    U6. Final Details
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by meeting your teachers Brenda Roqueta and Alba Estevez. They talk about their professional background and explain how their passion for architectural visualization led them to create their own studio, Architecture on Paper. They also share their favorite projects–some abstract, others more realistic–and show you the influences that have defined their style.

Next, they introduce you to the universe of architectural rendering and teach you key concepts for creating images that tell a story. Create a mood board to help you visualize your ideas and learn about the importance a of good color scheme.

In the next unit, start designing with 3ds Max. Learn how to import a 3D model step by step. Enhance the model by adding volume for a more realistic look and include some personal style to make it your own. Next, work on the image composition, add objects, and position the camera at the right angle to get the perfect frame.

With your model ready and the camera set, it's time to bring your project to life. First, learn basic lighting techniques. Then, create materials using textures to add color, shine, and depth to all the objects in your model. Lastly, set your parameters for the final render.

To finish your project, switch to photoshop and let your creativity lead the way in the post-production phase. Construct a narrative using images to explain how the space is going to be used and who it's designed for. Experiment with human scale and proportions, adjust filters, and play with textures. Brenda and Alba help you tie it all together with some tips on how to add a background and create a specific setting to avoid a hyper-realistic render and produce a more idyllic, abstract image.

What is this course's project?

Design an architectural render with your own style, specifically, the inside view of a daycare.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to get started in the world of architectural visualization or learn new techniques to create images with personality.

What you need

Basic knowledge of 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop is recommended, although the teachers do provide a detailed explanation of each step and a brief overview of the different tools used in each lesson..

The only materials needed for this course are a computer with Adobe Photoshop and 3ds Max and the V-ray or Corona plug-in installed.


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Architecture On Paper

A course by Architecture On Paper

Architectural Visualization Studio

Brenda Roqueta is an architect and Alba Estevez is a visual artist specializing in 3ds Max. They started out working together on personal projects which eventually evolved into collaborations with national and international studios.

Together, they are Architecture on Paper, an architectural visualization studio where they work on everything from 3D models to final images. Whether it's architecture, interior design, or landscapes, if you want to make your projects a reality, you have to know how to visually represent your ideas with a tangible image.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Mood board, Atmosphere and Style
    • Colors
    • Introduction to 3ds Max and Corona Renderer
  • U3

    Modeling and Camera

    • Template Import
    • Customizing the Model
    • Image Composition
    • Camera Settings
  • U4

    Lighting and Materials

    • Lighting
    • Textures and Materials
    • Rendering
  • U5


    • Background 1
    • Background 2
    • Environment Integration
    • Human Scale and Proportions
  • U6

    Final Details

    • Final Adjustments and Touches
    • Filters, Textures and Effects
    • Other Rendering Styles
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Rendering and Digital Collage for Architectural Displays

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Rendering and Digital Collage for Architectural Displays. A Architecture, and Spaces course by Architecture On Paper

Rendering and Digital Collage for Architectural Displays

A course by Architecture On Paper
Architectural Visualization Studio. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (1)
  • 258 students