Stored Views: New Add-on to save views in Blender

One of the questions that people always asks me on my classes, especially when those people come from a 3ds max background, is how to save views in Blender. The easiest method until a few days ago involved a camera placed exactly where we want to save the view. But, now we have an incredible […]

Demo of the new PathGPU2 from SmallLuxGPU

I know that everybody is excited about the new Blender Cycles, but we can`t forget about the other options for use GPU based render with Blender. If you don`t remember, we still have SmallLuxGPU that enable us to create some amazing renderings using GPU power, and it has a new PathGPU2 render method that is […]

Tips and tricks about YafaRay and Blender 2.5

For those of you looking to get started with YafaRay and Blender, I just found a nice set of two tutorials from an artist called Vinicius Cabral, which goes through a lot of basic concepts about both YafaRay and Blender. In both videos he gets an build from graphicall.org that already has YafaRay integrated to […]

Using YafaRay with Blender 2.5

Because of my latest posts here on the blog, showing some projects made with Blender and rendered with YafaRay, I`m getting a lot of messages in both twitter and from the contact form, asking me about how to install YafaRay in Blender 2.5. If you don`t like to get involved with lots of files and […]

Using a geographical sun in Blender 2.5

In architectural visualization projects we often have to use a light that simulates the position of the sun, at a certain date or season. This is used to study the sunlight over a facade of a building during the year. In Blender 2.5 I still didn`t had any option to use a geographical sun to […]

Edge Tools: CAD like Add-on for Blender 2.5

The use of CAD like tools in Blender has always been a request from most users that choose Blender as their main tool to create architectural models. In tools like SketchUp and even AutoCAD, we have several Add-ons that help us to use CAD like tools in Blender, and this morning I just remembered one […]

House visualization with Blender and LuxRender

If you want to check out a great example of architectural visualization created with Blender and rendered with LuxRender, visit this thread at the LuxRender user forums. There you will see the work of an artist called camara, and the visualization of a project named House in Vilamar”. There are a lot of views of […]

Modeling a bathroom in Blender 2.5

Here is another interesting tutorial I found this weekend about Blender for architecture. This time the objective of the tutorial is to create a bathroom in Blender, and for that the author uses the traditional polygon modeling approach in Blender. The tutorial is only about modeling, and even showing an image of the final result […]