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 […]

External renders for architectural visualization

As an architectural visualization artist we have to always try to create photo real images to represent our projects, and to full fill the expectations of our clients. If you use Blender 3D for your architectural visualization projects, you may already asked yourself which one is the best external render for architectural visualization in Blender? […]

Showcase of real time render engines at Siggraph 2009

The Siggraph of this year showed how strong the real time render technologies will come to the workflow of all 3d artists in a short time. Almost all tools are based on GPU power to render scenes in real time, which will demand even more from the video cards of your computers. One of the […]

How to use the new Smoke feature of Blender 3D 2.50

One of the new features of the upcoming Blender 3D 2.50 will be the new Smoke simulation tools, which will allow us to work with a mix of particles and procedural clouds to simulate smoke. This is not directly related with architectural visualization, but if we take a closer look on how this feature works, […]

Free courseware for AutoCAD 2D and 3D

Since I have started to work with Blender 3D for architectural visualization, one of the most common doubts of architects and office managers ask me is about the migration of a complete AutoCAD based workflow to visualize the projects to Blender 3D. They want to edit the project to make the visualization process in Blender […]