How to render alpha maps in Blender 3D and YafaRay for architecture

In one of the articles of the blog I have written about the setup of alpha maps in LuxRender, to render trees and other elements that could be created and rendered with textures, especially vegetation for external architectural visualization. Since then, a lot of people ask me about the same technique applied to YafaRay. Is […]

External renders for architectural visualization

As an architectural visualization artist we have to always try to create photo real images to represent our projects, and to full fill the expectations of our clients. If you use Blender 3D for your architectural visualization projects, you may already asked yourself which one is the best external render for architectural visualization in Blender? […]

Indigo Renderer will no longer be a Freeware

In Blender 3d we have several external renderers to choose today and almost all of them add great tools and possibilities to any artist producing architectural visualization, and with the need to create photo real images. A quick look at the Blender Gallery will show that today, we have most users using either YafaRay or […]

Interior design with Blender 3D and YafaRay: Scene to download

I still find a lot of experienced Blender 3d artists with problems to migrate completely to YafaRay, most of that is because they have a solid workflow with the old YafRay core, and lots of projects made with the old render engine. If you are one of those artists, with a few problems and difficulties […]

Tutorials about global illumination with Blender 3D and YafaRay

The most common external renderer to use with Blender 3D is undoubtly YafRay, which is called today as YafaRay. In the past few years I was a heavy user of YafRay to produce architectural visualization renderings, but since YafaRay become stable, I`m always using YafaRay to setup new scenes, especially when I have to create […]

Tips to improve realism in rendering

To represent an architectural project, a 3d artist has to choose between two ways to show this building or space. The first option is to use a NPR style rendering, which in this days are not among the most required rendering styles. An NPR rendering is often used as a way to make volumetric studies […]

YafRay 0.1.0 and architectural visualization?

I know, at this point you may say that this is old news, but it I still believe that the release of a stable version of YafRay, is a huge milestone for anyone working with Blender 3D for architectural visualization. Before anything, visit the YafRay web site to download a version of YafRay and start […]

Blender 3D and External Renderers

If you are used to Blender, then you must know about the use of external raytracers with Blender 3D. If not, then you are probably asking yourself, can I use V-Ray or Mental Ray with Blender? I know a lot of people use 3ds Max and V-Ray to create architectural visualization, but you can find […]