How to render fluids and glass in LuxRender and Blender

If you ever tried to create a scene with lots of transparent objects, like a room with glass planes and objects know how hard it is to setup a scene like this. Before we start to think about get close to the final setup of the scene, all materials and reflections must be created to […]

How to control hard edges in architectural modeling?

For architectural visualization projects dealing mostly with external views of buildings, the amount of detail that we have to add to those elements like chamfers in hard edges won`t add much to the final result. Since the camera is placed far away from the 3d object, those edges won`t be visible enough in the final […]

Converting CAD files for architectural modeling in Blender 3D

To start an architectural visualization project, the best option to speed up the modeling stage is to use a CAD file provided by your client or one designed by yourself. With a CAD file containing the technical drawings of the project, we can focus only on the modeling and not worry too much on precision […]

Multiple extrudes in SketchUp to improve architectural modeling

A very common workflow for architects working with architectural visualization in Blender 3D, is to start a base model in SketchUp and then export the model to Blender for materials and rendering setup. This is a way to quickly create models in SketchUp and render with YafaRay or LuxRender the 3d models. The integration between […]

Precision 3d modeling for architecture with Mesh Planes

From all the tasks related to architectural visualization, one of the topics that let users a bit confused when they start to use softwares like Blender 3D is precision modeling. In AutoCAD or other AutoCAD free alternatives, we have a great set of tools allowing us to create and draw with absolute precision. With Blender […]

Multi-touch interfaces for 3d modeling

There are a lot of cool and revolutionary Technologies showing up from time to time, with the promise to change the way we work and interact with computers. One of those technologies is the multi-touch interface that a lot of us already carry around with your cell phones. A few computers already have it applied […]

Free tutorials about 3d modeling for architectural visualization

The modeling process for architectural visualization is very different from projects dealing with organic shapes. With organic shapes we can focus in the approximated proportion of the model and organize the topology of the model to receive good deformations, when the model is animated. For models used in architectural visualization projects the focus is on […]