after first release of Cycles rendering engine I’ve literally fallen in love with it. For more than a year I was using it in most of my commercial projects and it worked great. However, despite the need of constant development, one thing really missing for me is a professionally prepared database of models ready to use “out of the box”. Right now when working with Cycles on commercial architectural visualizations I need to spend quite a lot of time for model preparation, obj import and shader work.
That was the reason I’ve decided to start working on a model collections prepared exclusively for Blender. As an architect I’ve also focused on selecting (in my opinion) good looking, contemporary furniture examples that would fit almost every modern interior. Models will be released early in 2013 (hopefully in January) together with free tutorials explaining how to create a good looking, professional visualizations using only free and open source tools.
There would be 7 categories: wood, steel, concrete, fabrics, plastic, light and decor. Models will be released in packs containing 7 different furniture examples. The price is yet unknown but there will be also quite a lot of free stuff. From the very beginning it was very important for me to deliver only the highest quality renderings to also convince non-blender users that Cycles is really great solution for small architectural studios, designers etc.
In this topic I’d like to constantly share with you on how is the project doing. To start with, I’m sharing some of the wooden furniture models and sample scenes. Hope you like it and I look forward to your comments!