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 […]

Modeling arches for architectural visualization

One of the modeling practices that I really enjoy is to take an on old building and try to model it on Blender. This is one of the most common exercises in my modeling classes on architectural modeling. Our cities are filled with old constructions that might be involved on architectural visualization projects, as the […]

Free camera rig for architectural animation

One of the fields of knowledge of Blender that I don`t comment much here is rigging, because this is a topic that doesn`t get much use on architectural visualization projects. I do teach about rigging at the College, but only on non-related architectural visualization classes. This post is one of my firsts about rigging, because […]