How to hide mesh based lights on Blender Cycles?

The use of mesh-based light in Blender Cycles is one of the most important elements to setup a good light for architecture. But, there is a small inconvenience with those types of lights. They are big planes or objects that emit light, which will result on them showing up on the rendering. If you don`t […]

Modeling and rendering an interior scene with Blender Cycles

For those of you that didn`t had anything planned for the weekend, I just found out a really incredible tutorial that will keep you busy for at least one hour! The guys from Blenderpedia posted a tutorial a few days ago showing how to model and render an interior using Blender Cycles. Even if you […]

Tutorial about Blender Cycles for architecture: External scene

When you start an architectural visualization project modeled with Blender these days, which renderer do you try to use? A lot of people is starting to move all their projects to Cycles, and it is not just because it is already there, you don`t have to install any extra software or exporter. The renderer is […]

Rendering a living room with Blender Cycles

Here is another nice example of the use of Blender as a tool for architectural visualization. Last week an architect from Italy called Arcangelo D’Alessandro contact me to show his latest project rendered with Blender. Arcangelo uses Blender for his projects since 2004, and this time he tried to test the possibilities of Blender Cycles […]

Interior rendering with Cycles and Faking IES lights

If you try to compare the features offered by Blender Cycles with older and more mature render engines like LuxRender, you will notice that Cycles is in fact a very young render engine, and still has a lot of development ahead. But, with some creativity we can work around some of those missing features to […]

Free download of physically based metals for Cycles

One of the best places to find references for Blender related material is Blend Swap, where you can find all sort of things uploaded by Blender users. There are free 3d models of furniture, procedural textures and much more. If you don`t have an account there, I suggest you to get one, which is required […]