Modeling furniture: Antique sofa in Blender

Most of the furniture modeling tutorials available on the Internet deals with modern and contemporary pieces of furniture. The lack of tutorials and material about antique furniture modeling is quite simple. In architectural visualization projects people try to add modern pieces of furniture, making the demand for antique pieces really low. I`m my case, I […]

External renderings for architecture with Blender and YafaRay

Looking at the YafaRay user forums, I found another great example of renderings made for architectural visualization. This time the name of the artist is petypon and he manages to create some amazing images. At this thread you will find some of his images, and here comes the good part, petypon was kind enough to […]

Modeling stairs for scenarios in Blender

The work of an architectural visualization artist is not limited to create 3d models, and rendering images to show how projects in development will look like. One of the fields that have a lot of work for people specialized on architectural visualization is the game industry. There are a lot of projects looking for people […]

Modeling a dresser for architectural visualization

For those of you looking to improve your modeling skills, I Just found another great example of polygon modeling that can be used in Blender. The tutorial below shows how to create a dresser, using 3ds max. But, since the technique used to create the 3d model is all polygon based, we can take the […]

New look for Blender 3D Architect

As you may have noticed, Blender 3D Architect has a new theme and a much cleaner layout. The old theme was online since the debut, about three years ago. I was looking for a new layout for a few months, and finally I found one that I like. If you find anything wrong with the […]

Free FBX converter tool

One of the challenges that face an architectural visualization artist is to manage the files received by clients, and those files can come in a variety of formats. This wide range of file formats is the first obstacle to start a project because sometimes clients send files that are saved in versions not recognizable by […]

Rendering a kitchen in LuxRender

Here is another great example of internal rendering made with Blender and LuxRender. An artist called strelok posted on the LuxRender user forums a scene of a kitchen, with some great insights for materials and lights. At the discussion on the forums, strelok posted his settings for the rendering with LuxRender, but the best part […]

Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

There are basically two ways to add people to an architectural visualization project, which are by using real 3d models of people, or use some kind of texture applied to a plane, and place it into the scene. I do prefer using the textures because they are based on pictures of real people and give […]