Free download of IES profiles for architecture

One of the common tasks that an architectural visualization artist can get in a project, is to create a light setup that might show how exactly the lights will look like on the physical world. This demands a really good knowledge about light and render, or the use of special resources. In cases like this […]

Rendering a bathroom with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the release of Blender 2.6 and the option to use a stable version of Cycles, we still find lots of artists using external render engines in Blender. There are a few features that must be incorporated in Cycles, before we can totally abandon external render engines for architectural visualization. One of the oldest […]

Rooftop modeled in Blender and rendered with Octane

One of the things that really can make a difference in an image is the amount of objects and furniture placed at the scene. A good scene is filled with lots of those objects that will help with the visual composition, and give some nice shadows to create depth in the final render. In this […]

Bedroom rendering and visualization with Blender and YafaRay

Here is another great example of architectural visualization made with Blender and rendered in YafaRay. This time we have a bedroom created with a lot of details and objects to put some scale in the scene. The author of the image is called suomi in the YafaRay user forums. If you don`t remember, he was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]