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Blender 2.75 released

After a long wait Blender 2.75 has finally been released! The new version of our beloved 3d software is available for download at this link. If you don’t know this address, it lists all Blender releases since the beginning, which is great for compatibility purposes. What are the highlights of Blender 2.75 for architecture visualization? […]

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Kitchenware in 3d made with Blender

From all the scenes in an architectural visualization project I believe that rendering a kitchen is a challenge by itself, not only because it has several different surfaces demanding a lot of work from artists. The reason for the challenge is the amount of props required to give realism to the scene. A regular kitchen […]

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Art Mesh: Free tool to convert triangles to quads

The topology of a 3d model can become a problem when we deal with animations and non-regular models made of triangles and lots of n-gons. If you have a 3d model like that, its mostly certain that any kind of deformation will generate artifacts. In architecture its not common to have this kind of problem […]

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Modern Interior Design with Blender Cycles

One of the main ways to add realistic light to a scene in Cycles is with an HDR map strategically placed on the surrounding of the model. Most of the incredible images that we can see from many different artists uses an HDR as a complementary light source, along with a Sun Lamp. Here is […]

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Hotel room rendered with YafaRay

There was a time in the not so long past that architectural visualization artists had to use external renders in Blender a lot. Ever since Blender Cycles people started to drop those external renders and point their focus only to Cycles. I notice that from the amount of projects rendered with those external renders like […]

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Free download of human figures in PSD for architecture

One of the best ways to set the scale for our projects is to add a human figure to an image, and by doing that we can show to anyone how big a room, building or architectural structure can be compared with an average human. If you don’t have any human figures to use, I […]

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Low poly modern building for urban backgrounds

The most common object that architectural visualization artists tries to collect on the web is furniture to compose their projects, but you should also try to find interesting buildings to place on the background your images. What do you use to compose projects? Sometimes a simple photo can solve the background, but when we don’t […]

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How to import files from Revit to Blender?

Last week I was visiting an architectural office nearby and architect there took the opportunity to ask me how they could place Blender into their workflow. And to get the best answer to that I did a quick interview with them to find the right moment to use Blender. Most of their work is made […]