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Comparison between Blender Cycles, Nox Render and Mitsuba

Which unbiased render engine is the best to use with Blender? This is a question I often receive on the contact form of the blog. To answer this kind of question, nothing better than try yourself some of the renderers or take a look on some quick comparisons between all renders. An artist called JoseConseco […]

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NOX Renderer: New unbiased render with Blender support

A new render called NOX was announced a few days ago and the company behind it is Evermotion, a well-known portal dedicated to architectural visualization based mostly in 3ds Max and V-Ray. Their renderer NOX is an unbiased render engine that can create realistic images based on the metropolis Light Transport algorithm. According to the […]

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Indigo Renderer 3.0 preview

One of the renderers that I miss to use with Blender these days is Indigo Renderer, mostly because I remember the days where I used it a lot on Blender 2.4x to render incredible images. Today we still don`t have a stable release of the exporter script to render our projects from Blender 2.5 to […]

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Rendering a kitchen in LuxRender

Here is another great example of internal rendering made with Blender and LuxRender. An artist called strelok posted on the LuxRender user forums a scene of a kitchen, with some great insights for materials and lights. At the discussion on the forums, strelok posted his settings for the rendering with LuxRender, but the best part […]

Mitsuba: Open source physically based renderer

It is always good to have a wide range of options to choose when we have to start an architectural visualization project, and today our options to render projects with Blender are increasing in quantity and quality. I just found another open source renderer that is compatible with Blender, which uses unbiased methods to simulate […]

How to install the LuxRender exporter for Blender 2.5

In the past few weeks a lot of progress was made in the development of the add-ons that will enable Blender 2.54 to export scenes for LuxRender and YafaRay. For architectural visualization artists that use those tools, it may be the final reason for migrate the entire workflow to Blender 2.5x. The scripts are still […]

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, […]

Free external renderer for SketchUp: LuxRender with SU2LUX!

One of the most used tools to create rough studies and models for architectural visualization is SketchUp, because of the easy to use and speed in which we can create 3d models. So far, if we wanted to render a project designed with SketchUp and with photo real algorithms, we had to turn to commercial […]