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 […]

MachStudio Pro is now a free download for GPU Render

The number of options for people interested on jumping in GPU renders is getting bigger everyday. I just saw that the company behind MachStudio Pro, which were a commercial solution to create GPU based renders, just changed their business model to focus on consulting and training, and decided to give MachStudio Pro for free. Before […]

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, […]

New demo of Blender Cycles

In the past few days almost everybody that I know in the Blender community tried to get a preview of the new Blender Cycles render. Since this is a really new render system, a lot of experienced users are still learning how to use Cycles and get good results with their scenes. If you are […]

Using Blender Cycles for Architectural visualization

In the past few days a los of experimental versions of the new Blender render system called Cycles appeared at graphicall.org, and today I finally get my hands on one of those versions. And to show to you how Cycles works, I decided to record a quick video showing how to use Cycles. It is […]

First builds of the new Blender Cycles available to download

If you keep track of the last Blender news, you probably know that in the future Blender will get huge update on his rendering system. This is one of the projects lead by Brecht, one of the main developers from Blender, which is back to the Blender institute. The full history about this new Render […]