LuxRender 0.6 released with a new tool called LuxMerger

A new version of the open source Unbiased render engine called LuxRender was release, and after a long sequence or release candidates, most of the bugs were corrected and we have a new stable release. Among several small tweaks and improvements, this release is very similar to what we already saw in the previous RC […]

Faking light groups of LuxRender with YafaRay and GIMP

One of the most interesting features of LuxRender is the option to control light by groups. With this feature we can separate several light sources into groups, and change the intensity, temperature and turn them on and off during the render. It allows us to produce several different renderings from a single image, and save […]

Free grass patch for external visualization with LuxRender and Blender 3D

One of the elements in external visualization projects that easily become a problem is vegetation. For architectural visualization artists, it`s always a good idea to study different ways to create grass for large surfaces. Today we can use several types of solutions to create grass, ranging from the use of textures representing only the grass […]

Free version of SketchUp with no support for DWG and DXF files

A lot of architectural visualization artists start their projects or studies in softwares like SketchUp, where they have a faster workflow to create shapes and try different compositions from all kinds of shapes for their projects. I know a lot of architects and offices that uses SketchUp as main tool to start a project, or […]

Render speed test with LuxRender 0.6 RC5 for interior design

In the past few days a new version of the upcoming LuxRender 0.6 was released, and now we have a RC5 to test before a stable release is available. Along with several bug fixes, this new release was announced with an improvement in the render speed to previous LuxRender 0.6 RC. Since LuxRender works with […]

External renders for architectural visualization

As an architectural visualization artist we have to always try to create photo real images to represent our projects, and to full fill the expectations of our clients. If you use Blender 3D for your architectural visualization projects, you may already asked yourself which one is the best external render for architectural visualization in Blender? […]