Blender-sofa

Modeling a contemporary Sofa with Blender

You may not remember the work of an artist called Hans B Erickson that was posted here on the blog about two months ago. He was working on an animation project not related with architectural visualization, but this project demanded a lot of work to create scene objects like furniture. And most of his work […]

indigo3

Indigo Renderer 3.0 released with support for Blender 2.5

Back in the days when I was still starting to use Blender, I used to render my projects with two different renderers. The first one was YafRay and the second was Indigo Renderer. My first experiences with an unbiased render engine where with Indigo, back in the days when it was still a freeware. A […]

LP-Centrum

Free download of a LP Centrum pendant lamp for Blender

Last week a friend of mine asked me to model a LP Centrum pendant lamp for an interior design project, to me most specific it was part of a lobby for a commercial building. The client wanted a LP Centrum pendant lamp on the ambient, and to help him I manage to create the model. […]

stairs

Modeling stairs for scenarios in Blender

The work of an architectural visualization artist is not limited to create 3d models, and rendering images to show how projects in development will look like. One of the fields that have a lot of work for people specialized on architectural visualization is the game industry. There are a lot of projects looking for people […]

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 […]

How to use IBL on Blender for lighting?

The use of IBL for architectural visualization is mostly related with external views, and furniture design, where we can add the model into a scene that looks like a studio setup to generate reflections. I still remember the days where we had to use external render engines to use HDRI in Blender, and most artists […]

Modeling a bathroom in Blender 2.5

Here is another interesting tutorial I found this weekend about Blender for architecture. This time the objective of the tutorial is to create a bathroom in Blender, and for that the author uses the traditional polygon modeling approach in Blender. The tutorial is only about modeling, and even showing an image of the final result […]

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 […]