Blender 3D importing DWG files?

If you work with architectural visualization and 3d modeling with Blender, you probably have faced a problem like receive a full set of technical drawings from a client, in DWG format. And to be able to work and import it to Blender, a middle application like DoubleCAD or another have to be used converting everything […]

Tutorials about global illumination with Blender 3D and YafaRay

The most common external renderer to use with Blender 3D is undoubtly YafRay, which is called today as YafaRay. In the past few years I was a heavy user of YafRay to produce architectural visualization renderings, but since YafaRay become stable, I`m always using YafaRay to setup new scenes, especially when I have to create […]

How to setup a render farm in Blender 3D and Indigo Renderer

The look and feel of an image is very important for any kind of rendering related to architectural visualization. The challenge to produce a photo real image is sometimes difficult to overcome, and may let some artists disappointed with their first results. I see that all the time with my students, since they want all […]

Architectural modeling and compositing contest

One thing that I always encourage my students to do is to register in competitions and contests about architectural visualization. Be a part of a competition is a great way to put your skills to the test, and compare your work with the productions of other artists. In architectural projects, we find a lot of […]

Tips to improve realism in rendering

To represent an architectural project, a 3d artist has to choose between two ways to show this building or space. The first option is to use a NPR style rendering, which in this days are not among the most required rendering styles. An NPR rendering is often used as a way to make volumetric studies […]