Update on NPR rendering for architecture with Freestyle

Before we start to work with photo real renderings generated by sophisticated softwares, the most used technique to show and represent architectural visualization projects was NPR, which is the acronym to Non-photorealistic rendering. The images were generated using techniques such as watercolor or airbrush. To use NPR style images in 3d softwares today we have […]

Render speed test with LuxRender 0.6 RC5 for interior design

In the past few days a new version of the upcoming LuxRender 0.6 was released, and now we have a RC5 to test before a stable release is available. Along with several bug fixes, this new release was announced with an improvement in the render speed to previous LuxRender 0.6 RC. Since LuxRender works with […]

Blender 3D as a CAD tool: Using the ProCAD script

One of the oldest wishes of artists that uses Blender 3D for architectural visualization is the addition of CAD tools in Blender, to make the modeling of architectural elements easier and with better precision options. A big improvement was made with the addition of new snapping tools in the Apricot project, but we could use […]

Getting started with YafaRay and Blender 3D for interior design

I still believe that we may use both YafaRay and LuxRender in our architectural visualization projects, because LuxRender can`t beat YafaRay in one tiny detail: render speed. The quality and realism of the images created with LuxRender are amazing, but they demand long render times to become clear enough to be used in commercial projects. […]

Modeling a Panton Chair in Blender 3D

One of the new features that are currently in development for Blender 3D and will be a great help for anyone working with architectural visualization, is the rewrite of the NURBS system. If you ever tried to work with the actual NURBS system in Blender you will notice that it really needs some improvement. It […]

Getting started with Blender 3D and LuxRender

In case you didn`t notice, another external renderer that used to be a Freeware is turning into a commercial software. Now it`s time for kerkythea to follow the same steps of Indigo and become a player against Maxwell Render and FryRender. The strange thing is that both softwares made the change to a commercial license […]