YafaRay projects for SoC 2010

The approved projects for the Google Summer of Code 2010 were announced a few days ago, and just like in the past few years, Blender got a lot of projects selected. For architectural visualization point of view the projects and tools that might appear from SoC 2010 in Blender don`t bring much to our workflow. […]

Blender 2.50: Script adds stereo camera for architectural visualization

In a time with lots of videos and animations using stereo techniques to produce 3d content, it wouldn’t be bad to think that someday we will have to produce 3d videos for architectural visualization. The perception of interior visualization would be even improved due to the improved depth perception on the video. In Blender 2.49 […]

LuxRender: physically based absorption and 2.50 exporter

If you like to use LuxRender in your projects, you might want to look to the upcoming release of LuxRender 0.7, which is already in Release Candidate 1. The LuxRender 0.7 RC1 brings lots of bug fixes and new tools, like the physically base absorption. With this new feature, we can setup how much light […]

Architectural visualization from photos with Blender and YafaRay

There are basically two ways of starting an architectural visualization project and both methods deals at some level a kind of reference to start modeling. In the first one we have the use a traditional technical drawing coming straight from tools like AutoCAD, ArchiCAD or VectorWorks. At this point we have an orthographic projection with […]

How to render fluids and glass in LuxRender and Blender

If you ever tried to create a scene with lots of transparent objects, like a room with glass planes and objects know how hard it is to setup a scene like this. Before we start to think about get close to the final setup of the scene, all materials and reflections must be created to […]

Mind map of YafaRay lights for architecture

One of the ways I use to organize my presentations and even the subjects of my books is with Mind maps. This is a powerful and intuitive way to organize and display information, in order to plan or make decisions. If you are a Blender user that renders your projects with YafaRay, you may already […]

Free external renderer for SketchUp: LuxRender with SU2LUX!

One of the most used tools to create rough studies and models for architectural visualization is SketchUp, because of the easy to use and speed in which we can create 3d models. So far, if we wanted to render a project designed with SketchUp and with photo real algorithms, we had to turn to commercial […]