Planning architectural visualization projects with Blender 3D

An architectural visualization project has the same challenges and problems as any kind of computer graphics job. In some case we will have to deal with the lack of information from the client, which will lead some decisions from the artist to get the project finished. For instance, if we have to work on a […]

Updated guides about rendering with YafaRay and Blender 3D

A few days ago the full yafray web site was updated and now they have a new cms and content organization. As part of the upgrading of the overall web site, some new guides and docs about rendering and setting up yafaray are available to download at the docs section of the site. The material […]

Modeling for Architecture timelapse: Living room walls in Blender 3D

I’m working right now in the production of an online training about the integration between Blender 3D and Indigo Renderer, which will deal with the full modeling, texturing and rendering for a small but interesting scene in Blender. Just to illustrate a bit how part of the training will be handled, I’ve created a timelapse […]

DoubleCAD XT: Free alternative to AutoCAD

This article is not directly related to Blender, but since most artists involved in architectural visualization projects need CAD software like AutoCAD, and for most of us AutoCAD is not an option because of the high cost of the license, I believe that every tip or software that can replace AutoCAD in your pipeline will […]

Architectural modeling tip: How to offset faces in Blender 3D

In some CAD software’s and 3d packages as well, there is a tool called offset that can create parallel copies of faces and edges. If you create architectural models using Blender 3D and have used some of those tools, you probably miss this type of feature. Even not being available as a default tool or […]