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Rendering a bedroom with Blender Cycles

Shortly we will have a great addition for architectural visualization artists using Blender, which is the new Blender render engine called Cycles. I’m studying Cycles a lot, because I want to start working on as many projects as I can use it, and because I’m building an online course about Cycles. So far the course […]

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Game development technology for architectural visualization

What do you think about the future of architectural visualization? How people will produce animations and visualization using really powerful hardware? Well, we can already see some glimpses of this future today, when we look at how technology aimed to create games, can be used for architectural visualization. Look at the example below, where we […]

New look for Blender 3D Architect

As you may have noticed, Blender 3D Architect has a new theme and a much cleaner layout. The old theme was online since the debut, about three years ago. I was looking for a new layout for a few months, and finally I found one that I like. If you find anything wrong with the […]

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Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

There are basically two ways to add people to an architectural visualization project, which are by using real 3d models of people, or use some kind of texture applied to a plane, and place it into the scene. I do prefer use the textures, because they are based on pictures of real people and give […]

Physical 3d video mapping for interior design

The process of showing a project to any client can demand a lot of time, especially when we have to present lots of options for materials on furniture and walls. Wouldn`t it be great if we could show a room and swap materials in real time? Just like we do on 3d softwares? Well, take […]

SU2YafaRay: Export from SketchUp to YafaRay

The workflow of an architectural visualization project for a Blender artist usually has a final stage when we may use external render engines, like YafaRay and LuxRender. From both renderers the one with the largest number of scripts and plugins that make it compatible with lots of 3d softwares is LuxRender. We have options to […]

Architectural visualization from photos with Blender and YafaRay

There are basically two ways of starting an architectural visualization project and both methods deals at some level a kind of reference to start modeling. In the first one we have the use a traditional technical drawing coming straight from tools like AutoCAD, ArchiCAD or VectorWorks. At this point we have an orthographic projection with […]