MachStudio Pro is now a free download for GPU Render

The number of options for people interested on jumping in GPU renders is getting bigger everyday. I just saw that the company behind MachStudio Pro, which were a commercial solution to create GPU based renders, just changed their business model to focus on consulting and training, and decided to give MachStudio Pro for free. Before […]

How to use the new Inset Polygon in Blender 2.58

You may be aware that last week a new version of Blender was released, and with Blender 2.58 a huge amount of bugs were fixed. But, among those bug fixes we have some new tools and options in Blender 2.58. One of those new tools is an Add-on called Inset Polygon that comes with Blender […]

Free download of an Eames Lounge Chair for Blender

An artist from the YafaRay user forums called sadaj72 posted an interesting render with an interior view of a room, using only a few objects on the scene. One of those objects is a classic piece of furniture, which is the Eames Lounge Chair. The render can be viewed in the image that illustrates this […]

Model and texture a Tower in Blender

A lot of tutorials created for artists that use Blender to create games and interactive animation can also be useful for architectural visualization artists. I just found a tutorial called “Tower Tutorial”, which shows the full process of model and texture a tower from scratch in Blender. This is a good tutorial because the author […]

LuxRender contest “Simple is beautiful”

It is competition time at the LuxRender user forums, and the theme of the contest this time is “Simple is beautiful”. For me this competition is somehow special, because I`m one of the sponsors of the contest. So, what about the rules? If you want to join the fun and send your image to be […]

Indigo Renderer 3.0 released with support for Blender 2.5

Back in the days when I was still starting to use Blender, I used to render my projects with two different renderers. The first one was YafRay and the second was Indigo Renderer. My first experiences with an unbiased render engine where with Indigo, back in the days when it was still a freeware. A […]