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Learn how to add custom materials, color, reflectivity, shading, transparency, textures, and life to objects with 3D software like Maya, CINEMA 4D, V-Ray, and ZBrush.
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Shingles for Roofs and Siding

    Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Brick and Brick-Bond Patterns

    Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mastering UVW Mapping in 3ds Max

    Learn how to master the UVW mapping tools in 3ds Max and map 2D textures to complex 3D objects.

    2h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Slate Flooring and Roofs

    Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Wood Grain and Wood Planks

    Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Metals and Metal Cladding

    Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 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.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    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.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Texturing for Games in Maya, Mudbox, and Photoshop

    Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.

    4h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray

    Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.

    5h 28m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photorealistic Lighting with Maya and Nuke

    Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.

    2h 24m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in Maya

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.

    9h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

    Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.

    3h 9m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Digital Creature Creation in ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

    Introduces the skills needed to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production.

    5h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

    Shows how to create textures and materials, and apply them to models to create realistic surfaces in Maya renders.

    3h 30m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Textures and Materials in 3ds Max

    An in-depth look at the art of creating lifelike skins and textures for three-dimensional surfaces using 3ds Max 2010.

    7h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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