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CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.
Learn how to master the UVW mapping tools in 3ds Max and map 2D textures to complex 3D objects.
Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.
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.
Get up and running with Showcase, the tool for presenting architectural and product designs to clients and collaborators.
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.
Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.
Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.
Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.
Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.
Introduces you to Backburner and the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time.
Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.
Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.
Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.
Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.
Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.
Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props and assets, from tools to furniture, in Autodesk Maya.
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.
Explore techniques for creating and designing three-dimensional models in AutoCAD 2013.
Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.
Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.
Introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of 3ds Max with its state-of-the-art tools.
Explore the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure, and its basic animation tools such as walk-throughs.
A practical guide to modeling and texturing 3D urban environments for games in 3ds Max.
Shows how to create realistic landscapes, atmospheres, and natural light effects in Maya 2011.
Shows how to master practical mental ray techniques for rendering models created in Maya.
Demonstrates one of the most powerful toolsets for photorealistic 3D image visualization, the mental ray renderer in 3ds Max.
George Maestri covers everything needed to texture, light, and render realistic scenes in 3ds max.