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 […]

Modeling with SketchUp and rendering with Blender Cycles?

One of the most common tools used by all kind of architects to create 3d models for architecture is SketchUp. I can point several reasons for that and among them the fact that it has a free version and is really easy to create 3d models with it. I still prefer the freedom to create […]

Room visualization with Blender and Octane Render

The amount of external renders available today for Blender is really great, and there are options for all types of artists with free and commercial options. One of these commercial options is Octane Render, which is a really nice renderer with nice support for GPU computing. Here is an example of visualization created with Octane […]

How to create NPR images with Blender and Freestyle

The creation of photo real images for architecture is not the only way to present a project, and sometimes we must create the so-called NPR images. Those images are exactly the opposite to the realistic images created with advanced render engines. One of the best options to create NPR renderings in Blender is with the […]

Getting started with Blender and Mitsuba Render

A new version of the open source and physically based render called Mitsuba was released a few days ago, and the software is now at version 0.4.0. This renderer has great potential and features that could really help anyone using Blender as a tool for architectural visualization. But, can we use Mitsuba with Blender? Yep. […]

Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

Here is a nice opportunity for you to increase your collection of 2d cutout people, with a new free collection of textures released by Xoio. The use of 2d cutout people is great for architectural visualization in order to add a sense of scale to your images, and since those are textures we will keep […]