Blender internal render or SmallLuxGPU?

What is the fastest way to render an image with Blender? I mean, which one is the render of choice if you want maximum speed during rendering? Well, if you said Blender Internal Render you are right! And to prove that, I found an interesting video that compare the performance of the Blender internal render […]

Day and night setup with Blender internal render

Even with a lot of external render engines available for Blender, like YafaRay and LuxRender we may at some point have to setup the render of a scene using only the internal render. With the internal render we loose all that quick setup, and advanced features to add global illumination to a scene. But, it […]

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. […]