Free courseware: Green architecture and energy analysis

The demand for projects that follow the guidelines of a more green architecture and carbon free buildings, it`s becoming even more important to have a basis on techniques and tools for green design and energy analysis. Last week I was browsing around the web when I just found a free courseware on how to run […]

Modeling for architecture: Scripts to automatically create 3d buildings

One of the primary tasks of an architectural visualization artist is to create a 3d model of an architectural project, in order to add lights and textures to create a realistic visualization of the building. Besides the main architectural project, we sometimes have to work on secondary 3d models or builds to compose the environment […]

Project Butterfly: Free web based AutoCAD?

Let`s take a small break on the GPU rendering articles and go to another trend, this time is about internet. We have a bunch of applications been released this days with online versions like office suites and even illustration tools like the amazing Sumo Paint. A few weeks ago I have showed a project from […]

News about GPU rendering with LuxRender, YafaRay, iRay and Maya

In the past few days a lot of interesting news and demos about GPU rendering appear o twitter and user forums. It`s quite clear that after the announcement of Octane Render and Arion, we will start to see even more releases related with GPU render. I will start with the announcement of a GPU render […]

Arion: Another GPU based unbiased render engine

A couple days ago I was talking about the announcement of Octane Render with the clever use of the GPU as to create interactive renderings. Besides the speed and interactive nature of the images, Octane still have the advantage of use unbiased methods to create their images, resulting in realistic images. Following this news was […]

Octane Render: Fully GPU Unbiased render engine

It was made public yesterday the existence of a new renderer called Octane Render. This is new software that works with Unbiased render algorithms in a different way than we are used to interact. If you have already used LuxRender or Indigo Render, both using unbiased render methods, you know how realistic the rendered images […]