3D Modeling for architecture using N-Gons and B-Mesh

One of the tools for 3d modeling that making people excited about the release of Blender 3D 2.50, even with no guaranties that this feature will be added to the release, is the B-Mesh. A lot of old users and artists coming from other 3d packages want to use tools like N-Gons in 3d modeling […]

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 […]