Bedroom interiors with LuxCore and Blender

Ever since Cycles appeared in Blender 2.6 a significant amount of people, abandoned external render engines related to Blender. The convenience of having a powerful renderer bundled with Blender was hard to beat. But, it doesn’t mean you won’t have good reasons to look elsewhere. Back in the day, we had only a few choices […]

Interview with Andrew Peel about Fluid Designer

Open-Source software like Blender always invites users to get the source code to make changes and add new features, tools or change the user interface. Those changes sometimes will merge with the main Blender releases or give birth to fork projects. We already made a list of some fork projects based in Blender, and among […]

Blender FreeCAD importer updated

At some point during your work you may have to import 3d models from third-party tools like AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD and others to produce the visualization for that project. Not all clients will send you a fully compatible file to work in Blender, and you will have to find your way around importing the data […]

Blender 2.8 updates: IES lights and modifiers

As the development of Blender 2.8 continues we get more features that might help on architectural visualization projects, and also some resources working again! If you are among the several artists trying the experimental builds of Blender 2.8, you probably noticed that modifiers weren’t working at all. In the latest releases of Blender 2.8 modifiers […]

Bforartists reaches 1.0

While we have Blender 2.8 evolving to reach beta in a couple of months, a few derivate versions of Blender are also evolving. Do you remember Bforartists? It is among several Blender fork projects, and one of their primary objectives is to create a version of the software more friendly to 3d artists. One of […]

How to use multiple monitors with Blender?

What is the best way to boost the productivity of a digital artist? Some people might say that getting better hardware, like a more powerful GPU or more memory. Those will bring a lot of benefits, are on the wish list of most digital artists. But, there is something that could equally improve your productivity, […]

Sheep It render farm for Blender

In architectural visualization, you will find a few projects that will demand the maximum performance from your hardware, especially when you have to work on any animation. To create a short animation, you will have to render multiple frames of a camera to get a few seconds of movement. A scene that takes 40 minutes […]

How to import ASCII FBX files to Blender?

At some point during the development of a project you might find a 3D model that you would like to import to Blender, and that model could add up to your interior layout plan. But, once you get to the file you find out that it is only available as an FBX file. Since Blender […]