Review of V-Ray RT by an architectural visualization artist

It`s not often that we can see an article about architectural visualization on 3d computer graphics magazines, but every once in a while they appear. Just like in the last version of the free online magazine RenderOut! (Spanish only), with a great article about the creation of a photo real building with 3ds Max. In […]

New tutorial about studio lighting for YafaRay in Blender 3D

One of the most common environments to present 3d models is the so called studio setup, where we can find a 3d scene specially prepared like a real photography studio. The advantage of this type of scene is that it is a way to show a 3d model in an abstract environment, just to present […]

Free version of SketchUp with no support for DWG and DXF files

A lot of architectural visualization artists start their projects or studies in softwares like SketchUp, where they have a faster workflow to create shapes and try different compositions from all kinds of shapes for their projects. I know a lot of architects and offices that uses SketchUp as main tool to start a project, or […]

Render speed test with LuxRender 0.6 RC5 for interior design

In the past few days a new version of the upcoming LuxRender 0.6 was released, and now we have a RC5 to test before a stable release is available. Along with several bug fixes, this new release was announced with an improvement in the render speed to previous LuxRender 0.6 RC. Since LuxRender works with […]

NPR rendering for architecture without external renders

This week I got an interesting request from a client for an architectural visualization project, involving the creation of an animation showing the full workflow of the development for a commercial building. The unusual request is that all images must look like it has been made with pencil sketches. Today most clients demand images with […]

Precision 3d modeling for architecture with Mesh Planes

From all the tasks related to architectural visualization, one of the topics that let users a bit confused when they start to use softwares like Blender 3D is precision modeling. In AutoCAD or other AutoCAD free alternatives, we have a great set of tools allowing us to create and draw with absolute precision. With Blender […]