Full control of the 3D Cursor for precision modeling

Back from the holidays after a break from the blog, we are back with a lot of news for architectural visualization artists using Blender. To get start I will recommend a new Add-on for Blender 2.56a that I found this morning, and from my point of view, this is a must have for anyone using […]

Free tool to calculate expenses for freelance artists

Besides all the technical details that we must deal in order to create images for architectural visualization using softwares like Blender, there is another entire set of problems that must be addressed to turn those images into a business. The technical aspects of the job are somehow easier to understand, with a book and a […]

Free guide about architectural modeling with Blender 2.55

The modeling process used in architectural visualization projects is not that different from other types of projects. But, for inexperienced artists the process may seem a bit complex, due to the fact that we must follow some guidelines to work with geometrical shapes and real-world scale. One of the ways that architects use to help […]

Blender tutorial: Modeling a cushion for architecture

One of the easiest ways to get a great library of 3d models for architectural visualization is either buying the objects, or create your own models. I do prefer to work on my own models, because it is always nice to have control over textures, polygon count and with time you will get more practice […]

Project Vasari: Free lite version of Revit?

The process of conception of any building is quite important for the success of any project, and the amount of information that we have by the time we design a building will make a huge difference at the end. One of the tools we have start with the right foot a project is a BIM […]

Free colletion of textures for architecture

The use of textures is very important for any architectural visualization project, to give context for the surfaces of our scene. One of the biggest problems of using textures is finding a texture that represents the real nature of a surface. This can be accomplished a lot easier when we have a good library of […]

Explaining Linear Workflow

One of the new features of Blender 2.5 is Color Management and the ability to work with Linear Workflow. But, do you know what exactly linear worklow is? A few days ago I found a great file with a beginners guide about linear workflow, explaining the importance of the technique for 3d artists. The presentation […]

Best GPU for architectural visualization rendering?

The use of GPU based technologies to render scenes in 3d is a reallity for architectural visualization artists, and with a lot of options to choose from we get to pick a good video board to use with SmallLuxGPU, VRay RT, iRay or any other GPU based renderer. One of the questions that I often […]