Tutorial about Blender Cycles for architecture: External scene

When you start an architectural visualization project modeled with Blender these days, which renderer do you try to use? A lot of people is starting to move all their projects to Cycles, and it is not just because it is already there, you don`t have to install any extra software or exporter. The renderer is […]

From Revit to Blender using FBX files

If you ever got a file from a client in FBX format and had to convert it to OBJ or other formats to make it work with Blender, you will like this quick tutorial. As part of the Google Summer of Code 2012 a developer called Alexander Gessler is working on to create an FBX […]

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 […]

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