Residential complex in Cycles

Residential complex with Blender Cycles, Lumion, and GIMP

The usual artwork related to Blender and architectural visualization will usually involve the creation of a residential or commercial interior, and sometimes the exterior. That is what we typically find in most artists portfolios. Big architectural projects like shopping malls, residential complexes, and office buildings are not quite common. But, that is not because people […]

Creating seamless textures in GIMP for architecture

Another nice tutorial aimed at game artists that can be useful for architectural visualization. This time we have a tutorial showing how to create seamless textures in GIMP to be used in Blender. A seamless texture is really great to use in tiled surfaces. In this tutorial the author (GameDesignGuru) creates a seamless texture for […]

Free download of furniture: Armchair

The process of creating a library to use on architectural visualization projects is really time-consuming, because we usually don`t have a clue about the type of furniture that will be necessary for a project, until we get the project. This is one of the reasons I`m always looking for new models to add on my […]

Using SketchUp to create sections for architecture

Before we get to work with 3d modeling and visualization projects, most architects must get to know how to deal with technical drawing. I still remember my first experiences with views and projections, and of course the first time I did tried to create a section. Today we have a bunch of tools to help […]

More free Photoshop with Content-Aware Scale with the GIMP

If you thought that in my previous article about how to get a free Photoshop CS5 toolset based on GIMP features the content-aware fill was the only tool present on both softwares, you will get surprised once again. The tools look alike so much that a few readers even took that as an Aprils fool […]

Free Photoshop CS5 Content-Aware Fill with the GIMP

In the past few days the guys of Adobe are showing the new features and tools of their Creative Suite CS5, which will be released in April 12. Well, one of the most commented new features is the so called Content-Aware Fill that can identify and replace pixels from the image, and recreate areas of […]

Free download of texture maps of trees and shrubs

What could be better than downloading furniture models for your projects? Well, I could say a lot of things and among them a good set of texture maps of plans, trees and shrubs. If you want to download a set like this to use in your projects, an artist called Michal Kotek has released on […]