How to add lights to an interior scene in Blender Cycles?

The use of Cycles for architectural modeling is really cool to see an almost realtime feedback of your modeling. My previous article on the blog just showed how to do that in Cycles. But, a lot of people send me messages asking more about how to deal with lights in Cycles. How can we add […]

How to chamfer edges with the Bevel Modifier for architecture

After a really long week I got some time to create a quick tutorial about how to use the Bevel Modifier in Blender, to chamfer edges for architectural modeling. This is an important detail to add realism to walls and furniture. The trick is quite simple, and consists on use the Bevel Weight to apply […]

Comparison between Blender Cycles, Nox Render and Mitsuba

Which unbiased render engine is the best to use with Blender? This is a question I often receive on the contact form of the blog. To answer this kind of question, nothing better than try yourself some of the renderers or take a look on some quick comparisons between all renders. An artist called JoseConseco […]

Free download of an Eames Lounge Chair for Blender

An artist from the YafaRay user forums called sadaj72 posted an interesting render with an interior view of a room, using only a few objects on the scene. One of those objects is a classic piece of furniture, which is the Eames Lounge Chair. The render can be viewed in the image that illustrates this […]

LuxRender contest “Simple is beautiful”

It is competition time at the LuxRender user forums, and the theme of the contest this time is “Simple is beautiful”. For me this competition is somehow special, because I`m one of the sponsors of the contest. So, what about the rules? If you want to join the fun and send your image to be […]

Indigo Renderer 3.0 released with support for Blender 2.5

Back in the days when I was still starting to use Blender, I used to render my projects with two different renderers. The first one was YafRay and the second was Indigo Renderer. My first experiences with an unbiased render engine where with Indigo, back in the days when it was still a freeware. A […]

Comparison between Octane Render and Blender Cycles

One of the features that really shake the Blender community in the past few weeks was Cycles, with the ability to use modern render methods and GPU power with no external render. But, how Blender Cycles stands today against some of the available GPU based render engines? A few artists made themselves the same question, […]

Tips and tricks about the Blender camera for architecture

You may remember an artist called Viralata that produced some nice tutorials about architectural visualization in the past, and almost all of them showed up here. Now, we have another great tutorial from the same artist dealing with the camera setup for architectural visualization for both static renders and animation. This is a nice subject […]