I'll start with the introduction (those who find it boring can skip to the next part of the post)
--- Introduction ---
This is my first post on this forum. Although I've been watching Blender development process for a few years already, it's only been a few days since I finally decided to dive in deeper into this amazing tool and I can tell you one thing: I AM SWITCHING ENTIRELY TO BLENDER!
I'm an architect and through my experience I've worked at a rather deep level with AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, 3D Max and Cinema 4D. My main need of a 3D app is for architectural visualisation. I think the time has come when Blender+Yafray can produce professional quality results if used properly. I love the interface, I find it very inspiring and best of all, I love two words which accompany this incredible product "OPEN SOURCE". I'm already getting to know my way around the interface, which I think looks great but is rather unintuitive for someone coming from Cinema 4D.
--- My question ---
I was just wondering whether there are any architecture-related modelling / rendering Blender (or Yafray) tutorials that could help me get started. I won't need many functions (such as animation capabilities and more complex modelling) for now, just some help with the logic of placing lights / texturing and boolean operations.
I think this is a niche (architectural visualisation) and when I learn to do it properly, I'll write some tutorials to attract more architects to Blender (because I know that many of my colleagues would switch to Blender if only they were shown what you can achieve and how you can do it).
Thank you very much! And I'm glad Blender has such a nice and intelligent community.