Free download of a bathroom scene for Blender Cycles

One of the best ways to learn something related to rendering or lighting scenes in 3d is by reverse engineering. I just love to open the source files of a project made by other artists and try to analyze and find out how that particular project was made. And for this type of learning experience, […]

B-Maxwell: Maxwell Render exporter for Blender

Last week I did a post listing some of the external renders available for Blender 2.6 and how they can help us to produce quality architectural visualization with Blender. And this week I found out that another big commercial render has now an exporter for Blender. I`m talking about Maxwell Render that doesn`t have a […]

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 […]