Comic book produced with Blender

The creation of NPR images in Blender received a boot with the release of version 2.67 with the full integration with Freestyle. If you want to render images using stylized colors and lines for architecture, Freestyle is the right option for you. But, this doesn`t mean that by using Blender Cycles to render images, you […]

Interior visualization: Musicians lounge room

From your experience with Blender Cycles rendering, do you think 1000 samples are enough for a high quality and noise free architectural render? I would say that this amount of samples wont be enough, but an artist called lucblend shows at the Blenderartists forums that I`m wrong. In a project called Musicians lounge room he […]

Free download of HDR maps for architecture

The use of HDR maps as background of a scene is a great way to add realistic lighting to any environment and even improve surfaces with reflexive properties. In Blender we can use HDR maps in several ways to render projects in architecture and with Blender Cycles the final result will be even greater! You […]

Modern bathroom visualization with Blender and Cycles

If you have some spare time available and would like to check out a great and long tutorial about modeling and rendering for architectural with Blender, I found a great reference for bathroom visualization created by Blenderpedia. The tutorial is all video based and has almost 4 hours in length, which could became really interesting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]