List of external renderers compatible with Blender

Just a few years ago we had so little options to choose when we had to use external renders in Blender to boost our visualization work. And today there are so many options that an artist could get really confused to choose only one, and with Cycles as a welcome newcomer the challenge to pick […]

Free download of IES profiles for architecture

One of the common tasks that an architectural visualization artist can get in a project, is to create a light setup that might show how exactly the lights will look like on the physical world. This demands a really good knowledge about light and render, or the use of special resources. In cases like this […]

Modeling for architecture with Blender Cycles

The regular workflow for an architectural visualization artist working with 3d modeling is to create the model and work to render some test images only when the model has some significant amount of polygons. With the new Blender Cycles things might change a bit! For instance, since I got my hands in Cycles I`m getting […]

Comparison between Blender Cycles, Nox Render and Mitsuba

Which unbiased render engine is the best to use with Blender? This is a question I often receive on the contact form of the blog. To answer this kind of question, nothing better than try yourself some of the renderers or take a look on some quick comparisons between all renders. An artist called JoseConseco […]

NOX Renderer: New unbiased render with Blender support

A new render called NOX was announced a few days ago and the company behind it is Evermotion, a well-known portal dedicated to architectural visualization based mostly in 3ds Max and V-Ray. Their renderer NOX is an unbiased render engine that can create realistic images based on the metropolis Light Transport algorithm. According to the […]

Creating seamless textures in GIMP for architecture

Another nice tutorial aimed at game artists that can be useful for architectural visualization. This time we have a tutorial showing how to create seamless textures in GIMP to be used in Blender. A seamless texture is really great to use in tiled surfaces. In this tutorial the author (GameDesignGuru) creates a seamless texture for […]