Autodesk Homestyler: Free web based interior design and layout

You may remember the projects from Autodesk that tries to create web based applications to allow designers and architects, to work on visualizations without the need of install any type of software. One of those projects was Dragonfly, which looked a lot like something close to what SketchUp can do, but with more options and […]

Interior rendering for architecture with Blender and YafaRay

From all the renderers available for Blender, YafRay/YafaRay is one of the oldest options to render projects with advanced raytracing options in Blender, and it is one of the best companions for architectural visualization artists that use Blender. In my previous articles here in the blog, you may have notice that YafaRay wasn’t showing up […]

How to use the lampspectrum for interior rendering in LuxRender

One of the things I like the most in LuxBlend is the presence of presets for almost anything on the exporter. Every time I show LuxRender, YafaRay and Indigo to my students at anyone of my classes, the inexperienced students feel more comfortable to use LuxBlend and render their projects with LuxRender, because of the […]

How to improve interior design renderings with YafaRay and Blender 3D?

An external view of a Project is very simple to accomplish in comparison with interior views, because of the complexity of the light interaction and the setup of light sources. For external views, in most cases we only have to setup a daylight simulation with a sky background and it’s mostly done. In architectural visualization […]

Free download of furniture models for architectural visualization

If there is one thing that we really need to keep in a safe place, for architectural visualization, besides a good texture collection, is a library of furniture models to use in interior design projects. This is something useful to speed up the production of any project, because we will only have to model the […]