House renderings with Blender and YafaRay

An artist called Abner just posted on the YafaRay user forums a great set of external renderings made with Blender for architecture. In all examples he shows external renderings of houses with lots of trees and shrubs in the scene. And to help us improve or own projects made with YafaRay, Abner was kind enough […]

Another attempt for an Inset tool in Blender

You may be wondering right now if I`m not making a double post here, because a few days ago I was commenting about the development of an Inset Add-on for Blender. Well, this one is actually a different attempt to implement an Inset like tool in Blender, and this time the author of the Add-on […]

Demo of the new PathGPU2 from SmallLuxGPU

I know that everybody is excited about the new Blender Cycles, but we can`t forget about the other options for use GPU based render with Blender. If you don`t remember, we still have SmallLuxGPU that enable us to create some amazing renderings using GPU power, and it has a new PathGPU2 render method that is […]

New demo of Blender Cycles

In the past few days almost everybody that I know in the Blender community tried to get a preview of the new Blender Cycles render. Since this is a really new render system, a lot of experienced users are still learning how to use Cycles and get good results with their scenes. If you are […]

New add-on in development: Inset tool for Blender

The main modeling technique used by Blender is polygon modeling, and some tools are quite important to quickly achieve complex topology. For instance, one option that I miss sometimes in Blender is the Inset tool, like the one we find in 3ds max. But, a new add-on still in development may give Blender his own […]

Free download of an interior scene with Blender and LuxRender

In the past, when I still just dreamed about working with architectural visualization I tried to guess the methods used by an artist, every time I saw an rendered image. With time you will get more experienced and the process of guessing a technique will become easier. But, compare your work with a project made […]

Tips and tricks about YafaRay and Blender 2.5

For those of you looking to get started with YafaRay and Blender, I just found a nice set of two tutorials from an artist called Vinicius Cabral, which goes through a lot of basic concepts about both YafaRay and Blender. In both videos he gets an build from graphicall.org that already has YafaRay integrated to […]

Using Blender Cycles for Architectural visualization

In the past few days a los of experimental versions of the new Blender render system called Cycles appeared at graphicall.org, and today I finally get my hands on one of those versions. And to show to you how Cycles works, I decided to record a quick video showing how to use Cycles. It is […]