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 […]

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 […]