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 […]

Free download of an interior scene with Blender and LuxRender

In the past, when I still just dreamed about working with architectural visualization I tried to guess the methods used by an artist, every time I saw an rendered image. With time you will get more experienced and the process of guessing a technique will become easier. But, compare your work with a project made […]

Blender and LuxRender: Full interior scene for download

One of the best way to learn about the setup of an external render for Blender, is to grab a full scene and take a look on how the author manage to achieve the level of realism and detail for a particular scene. If you are interested on a great example to study Blender and […]

LuxRender 0.8 RC3

With the release of Blender 2.57 we finally get our hands on a stable version of the 2.5 series, and can start to look for add-ons, external render engines and stuff like that to work with architectural visualization. One of the best external render engines that work with Blender just got a new Release Candidate […]

Rendering a kitchen in LuxRender

Here is another great example of internal rendering made with Blender and LuxRender. An artist called strelok posted on the LuxRender user forums a scene of a kitchen, with some great insights for materials and lights. At the discussion on the forums, strelok posted his settings for the rendering with LuxRender, but the best part […]

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 […]

Blender internal render or SmallLuxGPU?

What is the fastest way to render an image with Blender? I mean, which one is the render of choice if you want maximum speed during rendering? Well, if you said Blender Internal Render you are right! And to prove that, I found an interesting video that compare the performance of the Blender internal render […]

How to setup a glass material in LuxRender

The setup of transparent materials can always become complicated, especially when we have to work with advanced settings to create caustics and other optical effects. In architectural visualization it is not different, making the setup of glass something like a challenge depending on the type of the scene. If you want to take a look […]