Recommended monitors for architectural visualization: April 2018

Having an excellent monitor for architectural visualization might give you an important advantage in your projects. The reason to spend a little more money on a top quality monitor is color accuracy. Imagine spending some time adjusting materials, textures, and lights for a project. If you do not have a monitor that can display accurate […]

Architectural visualization at the 2012 Blender Conference

This year I almost find the time and ill to attend to the 2012 Blender Conference, until I realize that if I made to Amsterdam, I would get really behind schedule on some projects. So, I will try again next year. But, if you couldn`t make to the conference like me, there are always the […]

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 […]

How render with photometric lights in Blender 3D and LuxRender

In the last few days I’m playing around with LuxRender 0.6 RC3 a lot. I was testing some of the features of this incredible unbiased render engine for Blender 3D, and decided to write a short article about a feature that every architectural visualization artist needs to know: photometric lights. With LuxRender we can use […]

Blender 3D: How to use the Photon mapping build

As you may already know some experiments and projects by some Blender 3d developers’ wants to bust up the internal render, with the capability to use Global Illumination. One of those projects is lead by farsthary, have received a few test builds in the last days. Since I wanted to check out how the GI […]