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 […]

Home sweet home: Modeled with Blender and rendered on Octane

Last week I just mentioned that Octane Render achieved a milestone on their development history, with version 1.0 of the GPU based render engine. And to give some other examples of what you can achieve with this kind of GPU power, I just found out another impressive example of work from a well-known Blender artist. […]

Octane Render 1.0 released

Among all renderers used by artists to create images for architecture, one of the best options for those of you looking for a commercial GPU based render is Octane Render. With a nice graphics card you can get great results with very little time on Octane. A few days ago Octane Render hit an important […]

Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

One of the best ways to add people and trees to renders in architectural visualization is with textures. If you manage to find textures with the proper alpha map or with a transparent background, you will be able to add these textures to a plane and use them on your project. This is a much […]