Working with composition in Blender

One of the things that make Blender unique is the incredible amount of tools available on a 3d suite like the video sequencer, game engine and much more. It makes Blender useful not only for 3d work, but for visual effects and TV production. For architectural visualization studios that must create animations blended with real […]

Quick tip: Managing render with Dropbox

One of my students asked me today about an easy and “cheap” way to manage the render of an animation project. The goal was to make three or four computers in different locations, to render parts of the animation. Two computers at the college, and other two computers distributed at his home and on a […]

Import IFC files to Blender with IfcOpenShell

What exactly is an IFC file, and why someone working with architectural visualization would like to import IFC files to Blender? An IFC file is standard file format that can be used to share data generated by BIM tools like Revit, VectorWorks and ArchiCAD. It was created by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability) and […]

Add-on for Multiple extrudes in Blender

The knowledge to create organic shapes and models are not among the list of skills of an architectural visualization artist. Those are more common for artists specialized in character modeling, but at some point in your work, we may have to create some organic shapes. One of those situations is when we have to create […]

Rooftop modeled in Blender and rendered with Octane

One of the things that really can make a difference in an image is the amount of objects and furniture placed at the scene. A good scene is filled with lots of those objects that will help with the visual composition, and give some nice shadows to create depth in the final render. In this […]

Bedroom rendering and visualization with Blender and YafaRay

Here is another great example of architectural visualization made with Blender and rendered in YafaRay. This time we have a bedroom created with a lot of details and objects to put some scale in the scene. The author of the image is called suomi in the YafaRay user forums. If you don`t remember, he was […]

Comparison between Octane Render and Blender Cycles

One of the features that really shake the Blender community in the past few weeks was Cycles, with the ability to use modern render methods and GPU power with no external render. But, how Blender Cycles stands today against some of the available GPU based render engines? A few artists made themselves the same question, […]

Studio setup with YafaRay and Blender for product visualization

For product visualization I always use a studio setup to light my objects, and create a great abstract background to highlight only the product. I was browsing the YafaRay user forums this week and found a great overview of a studio setup for product rendering. An artist called STart posted some images of suitcase placed […]