Corona renderer is a damn good, fast and free (for now) alternative!


Corona renderer test scene

Recently I stumbled upon Corona renderer and I made a test scene just for the purpose of trying it using the Blender exporter plugin and the standalone version of the renderer. I have to say, and you can see it from the picture above, that I’m really impressed by the easy way of managing materials, the great light effects and the incredible speed of this piece of software. The image you see took almost twenty minutes for this level of sharpness, but after six, seven minutes it was already very well shaped and a lot cleaner than anything you can achieve with Cycles in the same amount of time.

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Eclisse lamp model, now in free download!


Eclisse on SketchFab

I finally uploaded the Eclisse lamp model on BlendSwap! I took this new upload also to start using the really nice SketchFab service for in browser 3d models showcase. Here the link to the Eclisse lamp on SketchFab.

Head on BlendSwap here to download the model and visit my sparkling new profile on SketchFab here!

Curtains like a Pro

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Curtains like a Pro

Thanks to the Architecture Academy from Andrew Price, I’m becoming every day more and more confident in material creation and modelling in Blender. This is what I’ve got after following the tutorial on the creation of curtains with Cycles.
After the beak you will find a picture showing the node setup for the curtain’s material.

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Eclisse by Vico Magistretti

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Eclisse by Vico Magistretti for Artemide

I love to model design pieces from the masters of interior and product design. This time I continued learning more and more about Blender compositor with these two shots of the Eclisse table lamp by Vico Magistretti (Artemide, 1967). The first one is a classic photo studio shot, while the second one is a blue-hour shot with the two lamps switched on.

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