Free FBX converter tool

One of the challenges that face an architectural visualization artist is to manage the files received by clients, and those files can come in a variety of formats. This wide range of file formats is the first obstacle to start a project, because sometimes clients send files that are saved in versions not recognizable by […]

Free library of textures for architecture

It is almost impossible to work on a 3d project without using any kind of bitmap-based textures. Most of us try to pick some textures on search engines like Google. But, did you know that not all images are allowed to use for commercial projects? You can’t simple pick a texture and use on a […]

Free tool to calculate expenses for freelance artists

Besides all the technical details that we must deal in order to create images for architectural visualization using softwares like Blender, there is another entire set of problems that must be addressed to turn those images into a business. The technical aspects of the job are somehow easier to understand, with a book and a […]

Explaining Linear Workflow

One of the new features of Blender 2.5 is Color Management and the ability to work with Linear Workflow. But, do you know what exactly linear worklow is? A few days ago I found a great file with a beginners guide about linear workflow, explaining the importance of the technique for 3d artists. The presentation […]

Best GPU for architectural visualization rendering?

The use of GPU based technologies to render scenes in 3d is a reallity for architectural visualization artists, and with a lot of options to choose from we get to pick a good video board to use with SmallLuxGPU, VRay RT, iRay or any other GPU based renderer. One of the questions that I often […]

Free online conversion of 3d models

If you ever started a project, where you recieve lots of files from different sources to start working with them in Blender, you might get caught up in a situation where a file saved in a format like MAX or DWG, which should be imported to Blender and either the import script gives you some […]

Free download of high resolution textures for architecture

As a way to create realistic 3d models for architectural visualization projects, we have to work hard on the 3d models and give them a lot of detail, especially if the camera is placed near surfaces or objects. If you choose to create simpler models and not dedicate too much time on details, I recommend […]

More free Photoshop with Content-Aware Scale with the GIMP

If you thought that in my previous article about how to get a free Photoshop CS5 toolset based on GIMP features the content-aware fill was the only tool present on both softwares, you will get surprised once again. The tools look alike so much that a few readers even took that as an Aprils fool […]