Modeling for architecture with Blender Cycles

The regular workflow for an architectural visualization artist working with 3d modeling is to create the model and work to render some test images only when the model has some significant amount of polygons. With the new Blender Cycles things might change a bit! For instance, since I got my hands in Cycles I`m getting […]

New UV tools for Blender preview from SoC 2011

There are a lot of projects in development as part of the google summer of code 2011, and some of those projects may help architectural visualization artists. From all those projects I have a special interest on two related with improvements for UV mapping and UV editing. I just found some preview videos showing the […]

Guide about materials and textures for Blender Cycles

Even with the growing number of renderers showing up every week, and with support for Blender like NOX Render, which as commented here on the blog this week, all Blender users are really expecting a lot from Cycles. The new Blender renderer called Cycles is about to get a major update, which will probably add […]

Learn how to use transform strips in Blender sequence editor

One of the features of Blender that is not directly related to 3d modeling, rendering or animation that impress most people in my classes is the video sequence editor. A lot of people, specially those users from 3ds Max, Maya and other softwares are used to work with a non-linear editor to edit their animations, […]

CanTree: Free online tree generator

I was reading the last edition of the BlenderArt magazine, number 32, and there I found an interesting resource for architectural visualization artists using Blender. There is an online tree generator called CanTree that you help you on the task of making 2d textures of trees for your project. The online editor is pretty simple […]

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 […]

Day and night setup with Blender internal render

Even with a lot of external render engines available for Blender, like YafaRay and LuxRender we may at some point have to setup the render of a scene using only the internal render. With the internal render we loose all that quick setup, and advanced features to add global illumination to a scene. But, it […]