Rendering a bathroom with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the release of Blender 2.6 and the option to use a stable version of Cycles, we still find lots of artists using external render engines in Blender. There are a few features that must be incorporated in Cycles, before we can totally abandon external render engines for architectural visualization. One of the oldest […]

Modeling a spiral stair for architecture with Blender

In my classes about architectural modeling, one of the exercises that challenge most of the students is the creation of a spiral stair. No matter what software you use to create the 3d model, it takes some practice to figure out how to create this type of stairs. In Blender, we can use a mix […]

Rendering stairs with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the development of a powerful renderer for Blender like Cycles, there are still a lot of users that will stick to options like YafaRay. I`m not planning to full migrate my projects to Cycles right now, much because of what I already have created with both YafaRay and LuxRender. And there are a […]

NOX Renderer: New unbiased render with Blender support

A new render called NOX was announced a few days ago and the company behind it is Evermotion, a well-known portal dedicated to architectural visualization based mostly in 3ds Max and V-Ray. Their renderer NOX is an unbiased render engine that can create realistic images based on the metropolis Light Transport algorithm. According to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Model, light and render a room with Blender and LuxRender

In most projects an architectural visualization artist will try to simulate sunlight on both external and internal visualizations for architecture. If the project is an internal view the sunlight will get into the room mostly through a window. An interesting tutorial created by an artist called Jason Clarke show how to create a simple room […]

House renderings with Blender and YafaRay

An artist called Abner just posted on the YafaRay user forums a great set of external renderings made with Blender for architecture. In all examples he shows external renderings of houses with lots of trees and shrubs in the scene. And to help us improve or own projects made with YafaRay, Abner was kind enough […]

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