Comic book produced with Blender

The creation of NPR images in Blender received a boot with the release of version 2.67 with the full integration with Freestyle. If you want to render images using stylized colors and lines for architecture, Freestyle is the right option for you. But, this doesn`t mean that by using Blender Cycles to render images, you […]

Free textures and patterns for architecture

How do you get the textures for your project? The use of high-resolution textures is important for any architectural visualization project, and an experienced artist knows that having good sources of textures can make the development of any project much easier. I`m always looking for new libraries of textures to use on my projects, or […]

Free download of HDR maps for architecture

The use of HDR maps as background of a scene is a great way to add realistic lighting to any environment and even improve surfaces with reflexive properties. In Blender we can use HDR maps in several ways to render projects in architecture and with Blender Cycles the final result will be even greater! You […]

Blender and Octane Render for Architecture: Painter Loft

From all the features added to Blender in the past few months, which one is your favorite? I believe that a lot of people will shout out loud Cycles! And I must agree that Cycles was indeed one of the most important features for architectural visualization artists. But, we also can`t deny that before Cycles […]

Comparison between Blender Cycles, Mistuba and LuxRender

With the number of external render engines available for Blender these days, it may become really hard for new artists to pick just one. I still remember the days when we had just a few options, like YafRay. The best way to get to know those renders is to try them with your workflow. Along […]

Modeling with Blender and rendering on V-Ray

There are lots of options to render projects modeled with Blender going from open source software like LuxRender, YafaRay and Blender Cycles. And today there are several commercial renderers that support Blender like Indigo, Octane Render and even V-Ray. And today you can check out a interior visualization project modeled with Blender and rendered using […]

Free download of Hi-Res HDRI Maps for rendering

There are lots of different ways to add an environment map to a scene to create reflections on mirrored surfaces or to add lights. To do that we have the HDRI maps which works really well with Cycles. But, to use HDRI maps you have to produce them, buy HDRI maps or use free libraries […]