Free external renderer for SketchUp: LuxRender with SU2LUX!

One of the most used tools to create rough studies and models for architectural visualization is SketchUp, because of the easy to use and speed in which we can create 3d models. So far, if we wanted to render a project designed with SketchUp and with photo real algorithms, we had to turn to commercial […]

Update on NPR rendering for architecture with Freestyle

Before we start to work with photo real renderings generated by sophisticated softwares, the most used technique to show and represent architectural visualization projects was NPR, which is the acronym to Non-photorealistic rendering. The images were generated using techniques such as watercolor or airbrush. To use NPR style images in 3d softwares today we have […]

Quick guide on how to setup IES files for rendering in Indigo Renderer

For architectural visualization artists, no matter what type of renderer is used to create the project, always have quite a challenge to fulfill the expectations from their clients, and represent with the most realism the lighting of a scene. Almost all renderers today offer the possibility to use a special type of file, applied to […]

Augmented reality for architectural visualization presentations

How do you make your architectural visualization presentations? I have clients and projects that required only simple slides presentations made in Powerpoint, with a sequence of images showed as a slideshow. Another type of project demands a set of printed panels, which will be displayed in a room or conference. There are several ways to […]

Blender 3D 2.50 Alpha 0 for architectural visualization

As you may have saw on all Blender 3D related web sites the first release of Blender 3D 2.50 is available to download! This is indeed a milestone for all the hard development efforts made in the past months and shows that all changes are going on the right direction. If you want to download […]

Best architectural visualization workflow?

The architectural visualization workflow is somehow a mystery for people that didn’t had any contact with the development of a project, side by side with an architect or company. I can say that from my experiences in my architectural visualization classes, where I often get students with an animation or advertising background. Earlier this week […]