Blender with native support for camera tracking?

With every new Blender Open Movie project we can expect lost of new tools developed to help the team working on the animation, and most of the time those tools are aimed on character animation. But, on the new open movie project that will use live action the guys from the Blender Institute will probably […]

How to model a kitchen sink in Blender 2.5

Here we go again with another example of how to create furniture models in Blender, this time the subject of the tutorial is a kitchen sink. The tutorial I found yesterday shows the process of creation a kitchen sink with Blender 2.5, and unfortunately it is in time-lapse format. Even with the accelerated speed, we […]

Free download of furniture: Armchair

The process of creating a library to use on architectural visualization projects is really time-consuming, because we usually don`t have a clue about the type of furniture that will be necessary for a project, until we get the project. This is one of the reasons I`m always looking for new models to add on my […]

How to use grease pencil for architectural visualization?

There are a lot of tools in Blender that help us to create architectural visualization, but some of them may add another layer of productivity, even for schools that teach architecture. In the last releases of Blender 2.4x a tool called grease pencil was added to allow animators to create notes and sketch over a […]

Rendering with instancing in YafaRay

When we have to create a scene that uses lots of objects to represent objects like grass or leaves, we end up with a high load on our systems, making the process of rendering the scene really difficult and time consuming. One of the solutions for this problem is the use of instancing for rendering, […]

Blender and LuxRender Splash screen contest

One of the traditions of Blender is back, with the announcement of a splash screen contest to pick an image to be used for Blender 2.57. The last release that had a splash screen from a user was 2.49, and since the first alpha of Blender 2.5 only images from Sintel were used. Now, you […]

How to create the poché effect in Blender for architecture

In architectural modeling, we often have to draw or modeling something that must show parts of the walls that are being cut by the section plane. In architecture it is called poché, and to represent that we have to fill the planes with black. If you never had the opportunity to create the poché effect […]