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Rendering a bedroom with Blender Cycles

Shortly we will have a great addition for architectural visualization artists using Blender, which is the new Blender render engine called Cycles. I’m studying Cycles a lot, because I want to start working on as many projects as I can use it, and because I’m building an online course about Cycles. So far the course […]

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Interior light setup tips for Blender and YafaRay

The light setup is a very important part of any architectural visualization project, and I get a lot of questions about how to properly setup the lights for different kinds of environments. You may remember an interview I did with an artist called Stanislav Pyadishev, which uses Blender and YafaRay to create some amazing images […]

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Lighting an abstract scene in Blender and YafaRay

How much time do you spend working on your textures for architectural visualization? Well, sometimes a good texture may be the difference between an average or an incredible image. If you don`t believe this, take a look on the image below, which was created by an artist called Hurricane, and posted at the YafaRay user […]

Modeling a simple house in Blender: Timelapse video

How to get started with a modeling project in architectural visualization? One of the first steps to start a project is to get the technical drawings as a background in Blender to start working with them, and avoid to get lost with measurements. When we have the technical drawings, this is a great way to […]

Modeling stairs in Blender for architecture

From all of the possible parts of any architectural project that we have to model, I believe the creation of stairs is one of the most difficult, especially for new users. In my classes about modeling for architecture with Blender, I always ask my students to create stairs to improve their modeling skills. For those […]

Great examples of interior rendering with YafaRay for architecture

I was browsing the YafaRay user forums last week and found a few great examples of architectural rendering made with YafaRay and Blender. The author of those renderings is a user called suomi, which shows some impressive skills on both YafaRay setup and post production on GIMP. In the image below you will find one […]

Render farm for YafaRay with 20% discount

When the goal of a project is to produce an animation for architecture, we may need to use a render farm to speed up the render and be able to deliver the files without blow the deadline. If you don’t have a render farm in your office or school, a good option will be to […]