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BAT – Blender Architectural Tips #3: IES fake lights with cycles

Category : BAT, Cycles, Render Engine, Tips and Tricks · No Comments · by Jun 18th, 2012

Some time ago, i’ve found into a “BlenderArtists” post, a wonderfull video that shows an architectural animation rendered entirely with cycles in Blender from the user turqueque. I’ve asked for explanation of the beautiful looking IES architectural lights (visible at ~ 1:22) and of how to manage this effect into cycles renderer.

Here it is the animation:

For better comprehension of what IES Lights are, follow the link to CGArena:


The user answered my question with a clear and well explained video that’s teach you how to obtain a fake IES light effect with Blender Cycles

BAT – Blender Architectural Tips #4: Photo camera match and calibration

Category : addons, BAT · (1) Comment · by Jun 11th, 2012

This time, in this fourth round with BAT – Blender Architectural Tips, I’ll focus into the Blender Camera photo-calibration.

With this technique you use the matching process to match an existing 3D model to a photo’s context. For example, you might have a model of a house that contains an addition and want to place that within a photo to show the change.

To achieve this result, we were supported by a tool called BLAM – Blender Camera Calibration Toolkit:

Project home:

BAT – Blender Architectural Tips #2: DXF-importer

Category : BAT, Tips and Tricks · No Comments · by May 25th, 2012

The great challenge for architectural modelers, is to import and manage cad files into Blender with ease. To achieve this result one addon come to our rescue.

BAT – Blender Architectural Tips #1: Camera

Category : BAT, Tips and Tricks · No Comments · by May 9th, 2012

Today I’ve decided to make a sequence of random “tips and tricks” posts for architectural modeling and rendering using Blender, and this is the first one!

What characteristics share the architectural images in the post collage?
A little hint: they are ARCHITECTURAL images…