Lots of questions! Here's some answers.

Heeeeaps of people are sending in questions about The Architecture Academy!

So here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions:

Q. How do I join?
A: Go here and click the Buy Now button at the bottom


Q: What actually is The Architecture Academy?
A: It's an online membership portal that gives you access to training, models, textures and everything you need to create your own architectural scenes in Blender. 


Q: I heard there are different member levels? What's that about?
A: There are three member levels you can join as: Basic, Gold or Platinum. Everyone has access to the tutorials, but Gold and Platinum will get extra stuff like models, textures and HDRS.


Q: Will I need a fancy machine to follow the tutorials?
A: Not really. I'd say any machine bought in the last 5 years will be fine. If you have a nVidia CUDA enabled card, you'll be able to render faster, but really any machine will work.

Q: Is there a schedule I need to follow, because I'm pretty busy man.
A: Nope. The modules will be released weekly, but once unlocked they'll remain unlocked forever. So you can return at any time to watch them.


Q: My internet sucks. Can I download the videos?
A: Yep. Every video inside the course has a download link directly beneath it. 


Q: Is there a deadline to join?
A: Nope. Once opened, the course will stay open indefinitely.


Q: I'm a complete beginner to Blender. Should I join?
A: You can, but I recommend that you have at least 3 months experience before joining. There's a lot of advanced tutorials, so if you don't yet know the basics, learn that first.


Q: Can I change my membership level later? (eg. Signup as Basic, then later upgrade to Platinum)
A: Yes! Just send us an email at and we can arrange it. 


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Hi. Dear Sir.
I am Baek-Sool Sung. and I live in South Korea.

I bought PayPal in your products.

Purchases see below.

Platinum – Architecture Academy
Item # 13 $ 697.00 USD 1 $ 697.00 USD

PayPal transaction ID see below.

May 25, 2016 13:50:19 GMT + 09: 00
Transaction ID: 0FH79598XE1482247

I bought on May 25, 2016.
I have not yet received the goods.

Did you ship the goods?
Please send your shipping status.

Thank you

  • It is a digital product. It does not ship. You should have an email with details.

Hi, I am interested in purchaising your great tuto, but I wonder which blender version is used in these tutorials? Are the new new features such as sky portal used?

hey, the link above that says “join here” just takes you to a purchasing page that shows a Trailer for the packages… but there is no place to create a log in. I have already paid for the Platinum package, without being able to create an account, there for I have no way to access what I just paid for.

How much Blender do I need to know to start.

  • just the basic’s


Hi I am working on a video game. I plan on buying the platinum pack and want to know can I use any of the pack commercially. I mainly would like to use some of the textures and furniture.

  • I think he said that you can use the textures comercially in his introduction video, but I’m not sure

(if you don’t yet know the basics learn that first) any recommendation course for th basics

  • CG Cookie ( has a beginners course ;)

Hi I am from Argentina, and on January 26 buy the basic package from account and I have not received any confirmation of purchase. if they can help me with this problem I would appreciate.

in the museum creation , I don’t have root and smooth option in my blender .. my blender version is 2.72 b pls reply

Very interested in this course, but how much of it is actually applicable to real-time rendering? I wonder if I could apply your teachings to game art somehow?

Hi there
If i will buy the PLATINUM pack, when i will receive and how ( i mean on a dvd or link to download) the extras, and models?
thank you

So if I order the platinum now, since it seems like this was released about a month ago, I will have missed out on the asian foilage pack and ancient europe texture pack?
Also, How will I get my membership details when I click the pay now button? It leads directly to paypal, without asking to signup or ask for an email address or something.

Hi there. Is there any chance to get “first week bonuses” again?

  • thanks for an answer

I want to join the architecture academy as a Platinum Member because I’m really interested in the Model Pack.
BUT I have a question about that. If I build a scene using objects from the model pack you made available and my client asks me to send the file to him, so he can print or render it. Am I Allowed to do it?

You said that in your video presentation that we could use the objects like it was ours. So, I understand that I’m allowed to do so, but I’m not sure. Since I will be working commercially not private, would be great if you could give some advice about it.

Thank you very much

  • p.s. am not saying to send the Model Pack or one model, I’m asking if I’m allowed to send the complete scene I build to the client if he need to render it in another format to print it for a banner for example. What do you think?

Are the textures, which you provide in your material library, the same as the ones, provided in the texture pack?

  • staff

    Yes they are.

You should update the FAQ :D It still says, that it’s not opened yet.

if i buy the basic package for now is there an option to upgrade to gold at a later date? thankyou

  • staff

    Yep. Just send us an email at and we can upgrade you at anytime.

I have been extremely excited about the release of the academy! I have checked this webpage every day for the past two weeks looking for more info on price, but I haven’t gotten any until quite recently. I was sooooo disappointed to find out that the Architecture Academy costs so much. I can pay for it. Are there any scholarships available?

  • Did you mean to say you CAN’T pay for it?

Hi Andrew!

Can I buy the Basic package now, and few weeks after buy the Furniture Pack?


Hi Andrew, weekly installment is still expensive for some people, and me of coz
Is monthly installment a possible option in the future?