Free download of texture maps of trees and shrubs

What could be better than downloading furniture models for your projects? Well, I could say a lot of things and among them a good set of texture maps of plans, trees and shrubs. If you want to download a set like this to use in your projects, an artist called Michal Kotek has released on […]

Is real-time rendering the future? even for Blender 3D?

One of the big news about the rendering market last week was the announcement of new releases from two major commercial render engines. In a few weeks we will see a new version of V-Ray and FryRender, both dedicated to work with real-time rendering. They are called V-Ray RT and FryRender RT, and as a […]

Indigo Renderer will no longer be a Freeware

In Blender 3d we have several external renderers to choose today and almost all of them add great tools and possibilities to any artist producing architectural visualization, and with the need to create photo real images. A quick look at the Blender Gallery will show that today, we have most users using either YafaRay or […]

Planning architectural visualization projects with Blender 3D

An architectural visualization project has the same challenges and problems as any kind of computer graphics job. In some case we will have to deal with the lack of information from the client, which will lead some decisions from the artist to get the project finished. For instance, if we have to work on a […]

DoubleCAD XT: Free alternative to AutoCAD

This article is not directly related to Blender, but since most artists involved in architectural visualization projects need CAD software like AutoCAD, and for most of us AutoCAD is not an option because of the high cost of the license, I believe that every tip or software that can replace AutoCAD in your pipeline will […]