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 […]

How to work with UV Textures in Blender 2.5?

This morning one of my students asked me about how to work with UV texturing with Blender 2.5, since he is still using most of the time for an old project Blender 2.49. Is it much different? One of the simplest and direct tutorials about UV texturing for Blender 2.5 is the one made by […]

Free colletion of textures for architecture

The use of textures is very important for any architectural visualization project, to give context for the surfaces of our scene. One of the biggest problems of using textures is finding a texture that represents the real nature of a surface. This can be accomplished a lot easier when we have a good library of […]

How to render alpha maps in Blender 3D and YafaRay for architecture

In one of the articles of the blog I have written about the setup of alpha maps in LuxRender, to render trees and other elements that could be created and rendered with textures, especially vegetation for external architectural visualization. Since then, a lot of people ask me about the same technique applied to YafaRay. Is […]

Free download of texture maps of trees and shrubs

What could be better than downloading furniture models for your projects? Well, I could say a lot of things and among them a good set of texture maps of plans, trees and shrubs. If you want to download a set like this to use in your projects, an artist called Michal Kotek has released on […]