Using IES lights with Blender Cycles

Here is some great news for anyone using Blender Cycles to render architectural visualization! A new Addon posted at the Blenderartists forums allow us to use IES profiles with Cycles. Yes, with this new Addon you can use photometric lights to render your scenes in Cycles. For those of you that doesn’t know what an […]

Interior light setup tips for Blender and YafaRay

The light setup is a very important part of any architectural visualization project, and I get a lot of questions about how to properly setup the lights for different kinds of environments. You may remember an interview I did with an artist called Stanislav Pyadishev, which uses Blender and YafaRay to create some amazing images […]

Lighting an abstract scene in Blender and YafaRay

How much time do you spend working on your textures for architectural visualization? Well, sometimes a good texture may be the difference between an average or an incredible image. If you don`t believe this, take a look on the image below, which was created by an artist called Hurricane, and posted at the YafaRay user […]

Using objects and meshes to emit light in Blender 3D

Sometimes we have to use more than a standard light of Blender to simulate an interior scene. Let me show you a really interesting project that I have been working on. It`s only a preliminary study for an art galley, where the objective is to use mostly indirect light for the scene, and put some […]