Free cinematic grass for the Unreal Engine

What would be an external architectural visualization scene with no vegetation at all? Unless your scene is in an urban environment surrounded by concrete, you eventually will have to add foliage. For the cases where you have a garden around the building, you most likely will need to create grass. In the Unreal Engine, you […]

How to setup grass for the BGE

Every time I start to show Blender for architects they become impressed with the possibilities the software offer. Not only it may become a powerful tool to create 3d models for architecture, but a full visualization suite with Cycles. With the advances in Cycles features and GPU support, we can also look to the Blender […]

Free library of trees and grass

What is the best way to add trees to an architectural visualization scenes? In my opinion, the best option would be using high-resolution textures with an alpha map correctly configured on 2d planes. Textures will do the job most of the time. But, at some projects they might not be enough, and you may have […]

Blender Cycles new feature: Rendering hair, fur and Grass?

A new version of Blender was released last week, and even with lots of new features to play with, you will be impressed to know that more features are coming. A developer called BroadStu is working in a patch for strand rendering in Cycles. This means that we will be able to render hair, fur […]

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 […]

House visualization with Blender and LuxRender

If you want to check out a great example of architectural visualization created with Blender and rendered with LuxRender, visit this thread at the LuxRender user forums. There you will see the work of an artist called camara, and the visualization of a project named House in Vilamar”. There are a lot of views of […]

Creating grass with particles in Blender 2.5

There are lots of different ways to create grass in Blender, with methods that use real geometry, displacement maps and particles. If you never tried to create grass in Blender, I found a tutorial that might help you out. An artist called Ben Amed posted on his blog a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup […]