Urban visualization modeled with Blender and rendered with Cycles

When the subject of an architectural visualization project is an urban space most artists immediately starts to think about the size of the scene, and how much hardware will be necessary to render the project. If you never worked on urban visualization projects before, it is important to notice that these kinds of scenes usually […]

Blender 2.67 released

A brand new stable release of Blender is available to download, and you can get Blender 2.67 here. This new release of Blender is really important for architectural visualization artists using Blender, just like version 2.61 that introduced Cycles. With Blender 2.67 we now have Freestyle integrated as another option for rendering. What does that […]

Rendering a still life scene with Blender Cycles

An architectural visualization artist must know how to properly setup a scene to render external views of buildings, landscapes and interior spaces. Besides those skills I do believe that knowing how to render simple objects, like a studio setup is also an important skill. From time to time a project may require the creating of […]

Free download of a modern coffee table made with Blender

The use of textures on a simple model can really improve the way it looks on a scene, especially for furniture objects. Take a look on this simple modern coffee table available for free on Blend Swap. The model itself is simple, but the textures applied to the model add another level of realism to […]

Free download of textures for architectural visualization

I just came across to another source for free textures online called Texturepilot. The site has by now almost a hundred thousand textures available to download, and according to their terms of use we can take those textures and use in commercial projects. But, unfortunately we can`t download textures at will and to get that […]

Free download of low poly cars for architecture

As part of any external visualization for architecture we must add objects and elements to give the proper sense of scale to the image. For external environments and especially urban spaces is really important to place some cars along roads, parking lots and all spaces where a car would be present. If you don`t have […]

Simple interior visualization with Cycles

I was just looking around my drafts for articles yesterday, when I found a simple and interesting project posted around last christmas on the blenderartists forums which I completelly forgot to publish. I know, shame on me. Anyway, the project was posted by an user called Cadvis and shows a really simple interior visualization rendered […]