Rendering a living room with Blender Cycles

Here is another nice example of the use of Blender as a tool for architectural visualization. Last week an architect from Italy called Arcangelo D’Alessandro contact me to show his latest project rendered with Blender. Arcangelo uses Blender for his projects since 2004, and this time he tried to test the possibilities of Blender Cycles […]

Modeling medieval architecture with Blender

An architectural visualization artist can work with several types of projects, even with fields that are not directly related with architectural projects. In my case, I already did some 3d modeling for projects related to Game Design and documentaries. In that case, you should practice the creation of antique architecture and do a lot of […]

Blender quick tip: Extending polygon edges just like AutoCAD

As part of the work of an architectural visualization artist using Blender, we sometimes must create architectural models with the modeling tools provided by Blender. And for this type of 3d modeling, we must rely on precision modeling tools to create the correct geometry with the right scale and measurements. Some people still think that […]

Free download of an Elle Chair modeled with Blender

Here is another great download for anyone using Blender for architectural visualization, ad this time is an Elle Chair designed by John Niero. This 3d model was posted at the YafaRay user forums and was created by an artist called stoneage. You will find the link for download at the YafaRay forums thread. This is […]

How to create NPR images with Blender and Freestyle

The creation of photo real images for architecture is not the only way to present a project, and sometimes we must create the so-called NPR images. Those images are exactly the opposite to the realistic images created with advanced render engines. One of the best options to create NPR renderings in Blender is with the […]

Overview of the new precision modeling tools in Blender – GSoC

One of the projects for this year Google Summer of Code was related to add or improve precision tools for modeling in Blender. And since precision tools are really important for architectural modeling, we should keep an eye on the progress of this project. It`s been a while since the Google Summer of Code 2012 […]

Architectural visualization at the 2012 Blender Conference

This year I almost find the time and ill to attend to the 2012 Blender Conference, until I realize that if I made to Amsterdam, I would get really behind schedule on some projects. So, I will try again next year. But, if you couldn`t make to the conference like me, there are always the […]

Free download of an office chair modeled with Blender

One of the challenges we face every time in architectural visualization is that you have to find or create furniture models that fit the context of your project, in order to give it the correct sense of scale to your 3d model. And for office spaces you should use office furniture. This morning I just […]