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Interior light setup tips for Blender and YafaRay

The light setup is a very important part of any architectural visualization project, and I get a lot of questions about how to properly setup the lights for different kinds of environments. You may remember an interview I did with an artist called Stanislav Pyadishev, which uses Blender and YafaRay to create some amazing images […]

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Model and render a wooden sculpture with Blender and YafaRay

Here is another great tutorial for anyone looking to start using YafaRay with Blender 2.5 for architectural visualization. In this two-part tutorial, an artist called StugysTomas creates a wooden sculpture in Blender and renders the scene with YafaRay. The sculpture is pretty simple, but since the project uses a studio setup for the render, it […]

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Bedroom rendering and visualization with Blender and YafaRay

Here is another great example of architectural visualization made with Blender and rendered in YafaRay. This time we have a bedroom created with a lot of details and objects to put some scale in the scene. The author of the image is called suomi in the YafaRay user forums. If you don`t remember, he was […]

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Studio setup with YafaRay and Blender for product visualization

For product visualization I always use a studio setup to light my objects, and create a great abstract background to highlight only the product. I was browsing the YafaRay user forums this week and found a great overview of a studio setup for product rendering. An artist called STart posted some images of suitcase placed […]

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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 […]

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Using YafaRay with Blender 2.5

Because of my latest posts here on the blog, showing some projects made with Blender and rendered with YafaRay, I`m getting a lot of messages in both twitter and from the contact form, asking me about how to install YafaRay in Blender 2.5. If you don`t like to get involved with lots of files and […]

SU2YafaRay: Export from SketchUp to YafaRay

The workflow of an architectural visualization project for a Blender artist usually has a final stage when we may use external render engines, like YafaRay and LuxRender. From both renderers the one with the largest number of scripts and plugins that make it compatible with lots of 3d softwares is LuxRender. We have options to […]

Blender 2.50 and YafaRay – Unofficial exporter script

A few days ago a new update to the development version of the upcoming Blender 2.60 was released. The Blender 2.50 Alpha 2 adds more features and tools for artists interested on testing what will be the future Blender 2.60. Even with lots of new features for modeling, most architectural visualization artists still find more […]