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Free download of LuxRender scenes for architecture

One of the best ways to get started with any external render in Blender is to get scene examples to study and see how it works. And following this principle you can download a few sample scenes with a complete setup in LuxRender! At the Show-off pack, you will find a lot of scenes rendered […]

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Migrating from LuxRender to Cycles

If you ever made some architectural visualization with Blender in the not so distant past, you probably have already used some external render like LuxRender. I have used both LuxRender and YafaRay a lot, and some of my oldest projects were all rendered with them. When a client ask for a change on any rendered […]

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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 […]

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Comparison between Blender Cycles, Mistuba and LuxRender

With the number of external render engines available for Blender these days, it may become really hard for new artists to pick just one. I still remember the days when we had just a few options, like YafRay. The best way to get to know those renders is to try them with your workflow. Along […]

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How to use the Amazon Web Services to render with LuxRender?

For everyone working with 3d modeling or animation, one of the critical aspects of any job is the render time. It is quite common to remove details or effects from materials in order to get the render done on schedule, or otherwise you will miss the deadline. One of the solutions to get those critical […]

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LuxRender contest “Simple is beautiful”

It is competition time at the LuxRender user forums, and the theme of the contest this time is “Simple is beautiful”. For me this competition is somehow special, because I`m one of the sponsors of the contest. So, what about the rules? If you want to join the fun and send your image to be […]

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Model, light and render a room with Blender and LuxRender

In most projects an architectural visualization artist will try to simulate sunlight on both external and internal visualizations for architecture. If the project is an internal view the sunlight will get into the room mostly through a window. An interesting tutorial created by an artist called Jason Clarke show how to create a simple room […]

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Demo of the new PathGPU2 from SmallLuxGPU

I know that everybody is excited about the new Blender Cycles, but we can`t forget about the other options for use GPU based render with Blender. If you don`t remember, we still have SmallLuxGPU that enable us to create some amazing renderings using GPU power, and it has a new PathGPU2 render method that is […]