Free download of IES profiles for architecture

One of the common tasks that an architectural visualization artist can get in a project, is to create a light setup that might show how exactly the lights will look like on the physical world. This demands a really good knowledge about light and render, or the use of special resources. In cases like this […]

How to add lights to an interior scene in Blender Cycles?

The use of Cycles for architectural modeling is really cool to see an almost realtime feedback of your modeling. My previous article on the blog just showed how to do that in Cycles. But, a lot of people send me messages asking more about how to deal with lights in Cycles. How can we add […]

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 […]

LuxRender 0.8 new features for architecture

One of the best render open source render engines to use with Blender is about to get an update, with a lot of new features. A few days ago the LuxRender 0.8 RC 1 was announced with a great list of new features. If you haven`t used LuxRender yet, let me just say that I […]

Indigo Renderer using GPU to speed up rendering

The demand for better and faster renderings is always growing, and to speed up the render of any type of project we can always turn to GPU based renderings. Today we have a lot of options to use GPU based technology to create renderings almost in real-time, depending on how powerful your video card is, […]

YafaRay and Blender 2.50 demo videos

Earlier this week I posted an article about the first experimental script available to use LuxRender with Blender 2.50, which allows architectural visualization artists to use the incredible LuxRender algorithms, and generate photo realistic images. This is not the first experiment to create an exporter for Blender 2.50. If you can`t recall, there was already […]

Modeling and rendering a kitchen for architecture

From all the possible environments and scenarios for architectural visualization, one of them represents a challenge for any artist, and it is the kitchen. Why the kitchen? Well, just think about it as an environment filled with furniture with small details for doors, sink and a lot more. If the kitchen must show a dinning […]

Creating clouds for exterior visualization projects in Blender 3d 2.50

In Blender 3D 2.50 we will find a lot of new tools and options to enhance our architectural visualization projects, and add atmospheric effects to animations, with an incredible speed and short workflow. For instance, if have to create an external animation showing a fly through around the site of a project, the environment could […]