Blender 2.50 and YafaRay – Unofficial exporter script

A few days ago a new update to the development version of the upcoming Blender 2.60 was released. The Blender 2.50 Alpha 2 adds more features and tools for artists interested on testing what will be the future Blender 2.60. Even with lots of new features for modeling, most architectural visualization artists still find more […]

Mind map about 3d modeling for a lecture or presentation

From my previous posts on the blog, where I always mention my experiences on the classroom, you may be aware that besides my work with architectural visualization I also teach. I do teach Blender classes, but also work on classes about general computer graphics and multimedia design. For all those classes I use the same […]

Interior rendering for architecture with Blender and YafaRay

From all the renderers available for Blender, YafRay/YafaRay is one of the oldest options to render projects with advanced raytracing options in Blender, and it is one of the best companions for architectural visualization artists that use Blender. In my previous articles here in the blog, you may have notice that YafaRay wasn’t showing up […]

Modeling for architecture: Scripts to automatically create 3d buildings

One of the primary tasks of an architectural visualization artist is to create a 3d model of an architectural project, in order to add lights and textures to create a realistic visualization of the building. Besides the main architectural project, we sometimes have to work on secondary 3d models or builds to compose the environment […]

Free external renderer for SketchUp: LuxRender with SU2LUX!

One of the most used tools to create rough studies and models for architectural visualization is SketchUp, because of the easy to use and speed in which we can create 3d models. So far, if we wanted to render a project designed with SketchUp and with photo real algorithms, we had to turn to commercial […]

Project Butterfly: Free web based AutoCAD?

Let`s take a small break on the GPU rendering articles and go to another trend, this time is about internet. We have a bunch of applications been released this days with online versions like office suites and even illustration tools like the amazing Sumo Paint. A few weeks ago I have showed a project from […]

News about GPU rendering with LuxRender, YafaRay, iRay and Maya

In the past few days a lot of interesting news and demos about GPU rendering appear o twitter and user forums. It`s quite clear that after the announcement of Octane Render and Arion, we will start to see even more releases related with GPU render. I will start with the announcement of a GPU render […]

How to animate anything in Blender 2.50?

As you may be aware of the new tools and functionalities of Blender 2.50, one of the new features is the possibility to animate anything with the new and redesigned animation tools. Back in Blender 2.4x we had to work on a few tricks to create animations with modifiers parameters or other values, especially if […]