Blender and LuxRender: Full interior scene for download

One of the best way to learn about the setup of an external render for Blender, is to grab a full scene and take a look on how the author manage to achieve the level of realism and detail for a particular scene. If you are interested on a great example to study Blender and […]

Modeling furniture: Antique sofa in Blender

Most of the furniture modeling tutorials available on the Internet deals with modern and contemporary pieces of furniture. The lack of tutorials and material about antique furniture modeling is quite simple. In architectural visualization projects people try to add modern pieces of furniture, making the demand for antique pieces really low. I`m my case, I […]

External renderings for architecture with Blender and YafaRay

Looking at the YafaRay user forums, I found another great example of renderings made for architectural visualization. This time the name of the artist is petypon and he manages to create some amazing images. At this thread you will find some of his images, and here comes the good part, petypon was kind enough to […]

Rendering a kitchen in LuxRender

Here is another great example of internal rendering made with Blender and LuxRender. An artist called strelok posted on the LuxRender user forums a scene of a kitchen, with some great insights for materials and lights. At the discussion on the forums, strelok posted his settings for the rendering with LuxRender, but the best part […]

Modeling arches for architectural visualization

One of the modeling practices that I really enjoy is to take an on old building and try to model it on Blender. This is one of the most common exercises in my modeling classes on architectural modeling. Our cities are filled with old constructions that might be involved on architectural visualization projects, as the […]

Free SketchUp plugin for modeling structures in 3D

From all the parts of an architectural project, there is one that doesn’t show up on visualization very often. I’m talking about the structural elements of a building, and since almost on every project this type of element if hidden by walls, we don’t have to model them in 3d. But, in some cases those […]

Using a geographical sun in Blender 2.5

In architectural visualization projects we often have to use a light that simulates the position of the sun, at a certain date or season. This is used to study the sunlight over a facade of a building during the year. In Blender 2.5 I still didn`t had any option to use a geographical sun to […]