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Learn how to add naturalistic lighting, additional cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models with V-Ray.
An interview with production designer Alex McDowell about his work on films such as Minority Report, his World Building Institute at USC, and his thoughts on the future of media and narrative.
Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.
These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.
Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.
Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.
Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.
Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Learn to model a building, complete with doors, windows, a staircase, a roof, and surrounding terrain, with AutoCAD 2015.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.
Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.
Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.
Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.
Learn about shading and lighting realistic 3D renders with Cycles.