Single family house: On a mobile GPU

A common sense between artists using Blender and Cycles to create architectural visualization is that you need high GPU options. And a few types of options like integrated boards from mobile computers wouldn’t meet the minimum requirements for architectural visualization. I do agree with that at some level because you can always put the heavy […]

Apartment design with Blender and Octane

I try to keep track of lots of architectural visualization projects created in Blender. But sometimes I miss a few of them, and I just found one that shouldn’t get missed at all! It is an apartment design created in Blender that is, again, another beautiful example of architecture made with Blender. Back in November, […]

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 […]

GPU Render demo with Cycles for architecture

From all features added to Blender in the past few months, I believe that no other feature had the impact of Cycles. Just to be able to render my projects with advanced shaders, global illumination and more is something that most Blender users dreamed about for years. Besides all that we also can use or […]

LuxVR: Virtual reality using Blender and LuxRender

Would you like to create virtual reality presentations of your architectural projects produced with Blender? For those of you that said yes, in the near future LuxRender might help you out to go into virtual reality presentations. The LuxVR project is an initiative of a LuxRender developer known as Dade. He describes most of what […]

Octane Render 1.0 released

Among all renderers used by artists to create images for architecture, one of the best options for those of you looking for a commercial GPU based render is Octane Render. With a nice graphics card you can get great results with very little time on Octane. A few days ago Octane Render hit an important […]

How to add lights to an interior scene in Blender Cycles?

The use of Cycles for architectural modeling is really cool to see an almost realtime feedback of your modeling. My previous article on the blog just showed how to do that in Cycles. But, a lot of people send me messages asking more about how to deal with lights in Cycles. How can we add […]