iray Demo: Realtime rendering for architectural with Mental Ray

From all predictions about the future of architectural visualization, one of them is becoming a reality right now, and it’s the adoption of realtime rendering technology to make presentations and develop projects side by side with clients. A realtime render engine os designed to help on the development, and not produce photo real images for […]

How 3d computer graphics could help preventing global warming?

One of the most commented subjects on the news this month is the COP15 meeting, where various nations are trying to find a way to stop or reduce global warming. How we as architects or visualization specialists could help preventing global warming? One of my students asked me this question last week, and the best […]

Advanced SketchUp Tutorial: Using Ruby to filter selections

From all other 3d softwares available for architectural visualization, the one that I keep really close to me for planning a project is SketchUp, because of the easy to use tools and the short time required to create volumetric shapes. The downside of SketchUp is the lack of tools to deal with curved shapes like […]

Architectural Modeling: Creating roofs with plugins for SketchUp

Among all the elements of an architectural project, the one that really is annoying to create in 3d is the roof. If you ever tryied to model a 3d roof, specially those complex and full of different slopes and levels, then you know what I’m talking. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any special script that […]

Free courseware on technical drawing with AutoCAD

I just found out about another great free resource to learn technical drawing with AutoCAD, designed to show the tool for unexperienced users. As you may know by the articles and tutorials posted here on the blog, it`s been a while since AutoCAD is not my main CAD software tool. Today I`m using mostly DoubleCAD […]

Basic tutorial on how to model buildings with box modeling

From all the techniques available to create 3d models for architectural visualization, I often use a mix of edge modeling and box modeling to create furniture and parts of my projects. If you watched some of my tutorials, you might know that I use edge modeling for almost everything. But, edge modeling has a downside […]