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 […]

Creating seamless textures in GIMP for architecture

Another nice tutorial aimed at game artists that can be useful for architectural visualization. This time we have a tutorial showing how to create seamless textures in GIMP to be used in Blender. A seamless texture is really great to use in tiled surfaces. In this tutorial the author (GameDesignGuru) creates a seamless texture for […]

Using textures with alpha maps in Blender 2.5

Let`s start the week with a remake of an old tutorial I did in the past, using Blender 2.4x about how to import textures with alpha maps in Blender. The video below goes through all steps necessary to import and prepare those types of textures for use in Blender, and external renderers. This is great […]

Free download of 2d cutout people for architecture

There are basically two ways to add people to an architectural visualization project, which are by using real 3d models of people, or use some kind of texture applied to a plane, and place it into the scene. I do prefer using the textures because they are based on pictures of real people and give […]

CanTree: Free online tree generator

I was reading the last edition of the BlenderArt magazine, number 32, and there I found an interesting resource for architectural visualization artists using Blender. There is an online tree generator called CanTree that you help you on the task of making 2d textures of trees for your project. The online editor is pretty simple […]

Free download of trees for architectural visualization

An architectural visualization artist must build a great library of resources like textures and models to use, to use them whenever a project requires some of those items from the library. The ability to use items from a library over and over again can really make the difference on the time we spend on research […]