Rendering a bathroom with YafaRay

One of the first external renderers to work with Blender was the old YafRay, which in my case was one of the reasons for me to start modeling architecture in Blender, to render my projects with YafRay. The next generation of YafRay is called YafaRay and today it is still among the external renders that […]

Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

Here is a nice opportunity for you to increase your collection of 2d cutout people, with a new free collection of textures released by Xoio. The use of 2d cutout people is great for architectural visualization in order to add a sense of scale to your images, and since those are textures we will keep […]

Interview with Sunil Chavan from pixel3d

Here I am back with another great article related to the use of Blender as a tool for architectural visualization. Today I will post an interview with a really talented artist from the YafaRay user forums. His nickname there is sc20 and he posts some really nice architectural renders made with Blender from time to […]

List of external renderers compatible with Blender

Just a few years ago we had so little options to choose when we had to use external renders in Blender to boost our visualization work. And today there are so many options that an artist could get really confused to choose only one, and with Cycles as a welcome newcomer the challenge to pick […]

Free textures for games and interactive presentations

How many times did you use the Blender Game Engine to produce interactive architectural visualizations? A lot of architects and artists using Blender doesn’t know that they can actually create high quality presentations for architecture, by using something like a 3d game, to allow their clients to interact and walk around their projects. And besides […]

State of the architectural visualization industry

As an architect that works mostly with visualization of projects and who teaches, and started to get involved with computer graphics since the first year of college back on the mid 90’s, I must say that I have choose the right path. The architectural visualization industry is a big part of the cg field and […]

TinyCAD add-on and B-Mesh for architectural modeling

With the release of B-Mesh with Blender 2.63 a lot of old Add-ons needed to be updated in order to work with new mesh system. Fortunately some really useful add-ons that are not updated on a regular basis still work with B-Mesh really well. One of my favorite add-ons for architectural modeling with Blender is […]