Add-on for wire renders with Blender internal and Cycles

A wire render has a lot of uses in architectural visualization and most of them involve the demonstration of the structure of a 3d model for other artists. I ask all my students to produce a wire render of their 3d models to evaluate their work. In Blender we have to create a setup of […]

Rendering stairs with Blender and YafaRay

Even with the development of a powerful renderer for Blender like Cycles, there are still a lot of users that will stick to options like YafaRay. I`m not planning to full migrate my projects to Cycles right now, much because of what I already have created with both YafaRay and LuxRender. And there are a […]

Guide about materials and textures for Blender Cycles

Even with the growing number of renderers showing up every week, and with support for Blender like NOX Render, which as commented here on the blog this week, all Blender users are really expecting a lot from Cycles. The new Blender renderer called Cycles is about to get a major update, which will probably add […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to improve interior design renderings with YafaRay and Blender 3D?

An external view of a Project is very simple to accomplish in comparison with interior views, because of the complexity of the light interaction and the setup of light sources. For external views, in most cases we only have to setup a daylight simulation with a sky background and it’s mostly done. In architectural visualization […]