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Sky, trees…

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I am still trying to finish the house project I have been fiddling with the last few weeks. I was about to wrap it up when I remembered I had planned to make a better map for the reflection in the windows. I have a cylinder mapped with sky and trees, and it had to be different from the image I use for the background. Ultimately I hope to find a way to solve both background and reflections in one shot but for now this is how I pulled it off.


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I love the Internal Blender renderer more each day.

For the architectural exterior rendering I’m working on (see previous post) I am trying to keep it as simple as possible but hoping it will look like global illumination. In my first tests I used just a Sun lamp with raytraced shadows and the trick is done with the world panel settings, AO set on multiply and Environment lighting with sky texture which casts into the scene the colors from my background photo (that’s an actual photograph of the project building site). Last time I fiddled with the settingsI reached this conclusion:

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The Third & The Seventh by Alex Roman

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I watched the astounding short animated film by Alex Roman featured in the Blender news yesterday and really it is so inspiring… so first let me say wow wow wow!

But I wouldn’t have written here about it, thinking it’s not exactly Blender related, if a friend (yes, max user) didn’t tell me “hey, you should give up that Blender, look what people are doing today in Max”

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Reading the news – Blender and V-ray

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Good morning! Today I don’t have time for an elaborate post but as my girl is toddling happily around the living room and I am drinking my coffee I am reading the news on Blendernation and this morning there is an article about a very good script for integrating V-ray into Blender. V-ray! This is indeed good news for architects using Blender, especially for those rendering interior design images. It seems you only have to buy a 245€ V-ray plugin so that makes it a very good deal indeed. I will post about lighting in Blender soon but just couldn’t wait to get this bit of information in here. I am downloading the trial V-ray to test it.

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