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 […]

Blender internal render or SmallLuxGPU?

What is the fastest way to render an image with Blender? I mean, which one is the render of choice if you want maximum speed during rendering? Well, if you said Blender Internal Render you are right! And to prove that, I found an interesting video that compare the performance of the Blender internal render […]

Best GPU for architectural visualization rendering?

The use of GPU based technologies to render scenes in 3d is a reallity for architectural visualization artists, and with a lot of options to choose from we get to pick a good video board to use with SmallLuxGPU, VRay RT, iRay or any other GPU based renderer. One of the questions that I often […]

Indigo Renderer using GPU to speed up rendering

The demand for better and faster renderings is always growing, and to speed up the render of any type of project we can always turn to GPU based renderings. Today we have a lot of options to use GPU based technology to create renderings almost in real-time, depending on how powerful your video card is, […]