Animation for architecture: Using soft bodies and cell fracture

From all tools available in Blender for animation, I believe that soft bodies and the ability to break polygons are not among the first choices of an artist to create anything for architecture. But, with some imagination and talent even those tools could be used to create interesting effects in architectural animation. That was exactly […]

Basic tutorials about walls and ceiling modeling with Blender

The set of skills necessary to start working with architectural visualization in Blender are quite similar to the ones all 3d artists must have, in order to produce quality images. But, I believe that a huge plus for anyone working in this field is to get some background experience dealing with projects, and specially reading […]

Architectural visualization using panoramas in Blender

The creation of a panorama image can be sometimes a much better alternative to video or interactive visualizations made with the game engine. With the panorama all you got is a simple image that is rendered to give the viewer some level of control. Of course, in this type of image the viewer can`t walk […]

Free download of a kitchen scene created with Blender

The visualization of a kitchen is a really challenging scene for any architectural visualization artist, especially at the modeling stage. A scene like a kitchen demands lots of small objects spread along all surfaces. Those objects could be anything from plates, forks and spice jars that could really help to give a sense of realism […]

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Interactive architectural visualization made with Blender

From all features that Blender offers to architectural visualization artists, one of the most interesting is the ability to create interactive visualization without the need of any external tools. The Blender Game Engine was not designed specific for architectural visualization, but has been used by lots of artists to create interactive walkthroughs for many projects. […]

Using IES lights with Blender Cycles

Here is some great news for anyone using Blender Cycles to render architectural visualization! A new Addon posted at the Blenderartists forums allow us to use IES profiles with Cycles. Yes, with this new Addon you can use photometric lights to render your scenes in Cycles. For those of you that doesn’t know what an […]