Free download of an architectural scene in Blender 2.5

The process of learning tutorials and guides to learn how to model for architectural visualization may not be the best option for everyone all the time. At some point it is interesting to compare your work with other artists, and see how other people solve some of the problems related to architectural modeling. Below you […]

YafaRay projects for Google Summer of Code 2011

It is almost that time of the year, where we will take a look on the projects that will be submitted by open source software developers, to the Google Summer of Code program. This is an interesting project from Google that can fund the development of new tools or improvements for open source tools, using […]

How to setup a glass material in LuxRender

The setup of transparent materials can always become complicated, especially when we have to work with advanced settings to create caustics and other optical effects. In architectural visualization it is not different, making the setup of glass something like a challenge depending on the type of the scene. If you want to take a look […]

Great examples of interior rendering with YafaRay for architecture

I was browsing the YafaRay user forums last week and found a few great examples of architectural rendering made with YafaRay and Blender. The author of those renderings is a user called suomi, which shows some impressive skills on both YafaRay setup and post production on GIMP. In the image below you will find one […]

DraftSight: Freeware CAD tool available for Linux

Here is some interesting new for artists looking for a CAD tool that works with Linux. A tool called DraftSight now has a version that work with Linux, and by what I could dig about the too, it`s pretty much a good alternative to AutoCAD and with the ability to read and edit DWG files. […]

Physical 3d video mapping for interior design

The process of showing a project to any client can demand a lot of time, especially when we have to present lots of options for materials on furniture and walls. Wouldn`t it be great if we could show a room and swap materials in real time? Just like we do on 3d softwares? Well, take […]

Modeling a window with SketchUp

The use of reference drawings to help with the 3d modeling is quite important, and can really make the difference with the overall time needed to create a 3d object. In the video below you will see how to create a window in SketchUp and see how fast the author of the tutorial creates the […]