Rendering a still life scene with Blender Cycles

An architectural visualization artist must know how to properly setup a scene to render external views of buildings, landscapes and interior spaces. Besides those skills I do believe that knowing how to render simple objects, like a studio setup is also an important skill. From time to time a project may require the creating of […]

How to model and render a carpet in Blender Cycles

As you may be aware by now Cycles does support hair rendering since the latest release of Blender (2.66). For architectural visualization artists this means that we can render grass, carpets and lots of other stuff with full support of Cycles. Did you already tried to model and render a carpet using Cycles? If you […]

Simple interior visualization with Cycles

I was just looking around my drafts for articles yesterday, when I found a simple and interesting project posted around last christmas on the blenderartists forums which I completelly forgot to publish. I know, shame on me. Anyway, the project was posted by an user called Cadvis and shows a really simple interior visualization rendered […]

Free download of a fabric material for Blender Cycles

What would be of some furniture models without the right material? When we start a project that should be rendered with Cycles, one of the challenges is to figure out the proper settings for each type of material we need. But, one of the highlights of being a Blender user is to find a helpful […]

GPU Render demo with Cycles for architecture

From all features added to Blender in the past few months, I believe that no other feature had the impact of Cycles. Just to be able to render my projects with advanced shaders, global illumination and more is something that most Blender users dreamed about for years. Besides all that we also can use or […]

Rendering a bedroom with Blender Cycles

For those of you trying to learn Blender Cycles and render interior scenes for architecture with Blender, I just found an interesting project posted at the Blenderartists forums that might help. An artist called AniMeAniBe posted at the forums some interesting renders with the visualization of a modern bedroom. All the modeling was done in […]