First builds of the new Blender Cycles available to download

If you keep track of the last Blender news, you probably know that in the future Blender will get huge update on his rendering system. This is one of the projects lead by Brecht, one of the main developers from Blender, which is back to the Blender institute. The full history about this new Render […]


Using YafaRay with Blender 2.5

Because of my latest posts here on the blog, showing some projects made with Blender and rendered with YafaRay, I`m getting a lot of messages in both twitter and from the contact form, asking me about how to install YafaRay in Blender 2.5. If you don`t like to get involved with lots of files and […]


Rendering and compositing a Gallery with Blender and YafaRay

Another great example of architecture made with Blender and YafaRay, now from an artist called Arkinauta. At this thread at the YafaRay user forums we can check out some of his latest works, and I have to say that he has an amazing collection of renderings. One of his projects is called FOCO Galery, which […]


LuxRender 0.8 RC3

With the release of Blender 2.57 we finally get our hands on a stable version of the 2.5 series, and can start to look for add-ons, external render engines and stuff like that to work with architectural visualization. One of the best external render engines that work with Blender just got a new Release Candidate […]


Rendering a Hotel Room with Blender and YafaRay

There is a simple rule to work with YafaRay and render scenes for architecture, which determines the render method used for a project. When the scene is an external view we should use Pathtracing as render method. And for internal views the best option would be Photon mapping. Those are the best environments for each […]


External renderings for architecture with Blender and YafaRay

Looking at the YafaRay user forums, I found another great example of renderings made for architectural visualization. This time the name of the artist is petypon and he manages to create some amazing images. At this thread you will find some of his images, and here comes the good part, petypon was kind enough to […]

Using a geographical sun in Blender 2.5

In architectural visualization projects we often have to use a light that simulates the position of the sun, at a certain date or season. This is used to study the sunlight over a facade of a building during the year. In Blender 2.5 I still didn`t had any option to use a geographical sun to […]