Blender 2.8: Using IES profiles in Cycles

One of the features announced for Blender 2.8 in the past few days is the ability to use IES Profiles in Cycles, which will be a great help for any architectural visualization artist looking to create simulations of artificial lights. What is an IES profile? That is a small text file that usually lamps manufacturers […]

Blender 2.8 updates: IES lights and modifiers

As the development of Blender 2.8 continues we get more features that might help on architectural visualization projects, and also some resources working again! If you are among the several artists trying the experimental builds of Blender 2.8, you probably noticed that modifiers weren’t working at all. In the latest releases of Blender 2.8 modifiers […]

IES lights Cycles

How to simulate artificial lights in Cycles?

In interior visualization projects, at some point, you will have to start planning how to light your scene. For most people, such thought is all about sunlight. In which direction the sun will get into my scene? What if you have to work with a night scene or a place that shows artificial lights? In […]

Interior rendering with Cycles and Faking IES lights

If you try to compare the features offered by Blender Cycles with older and more mature render engines like LuxRender, you will notice that Cycles is in fact a very young render engine, and still has a lot of development ahead. But, with some creativity we can work around some of those missing features to […]