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Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.
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.
Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.
Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.
Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.
Find out how to model an iconic car—the Aston Marton DB5—in the free 3D modeling application Blender.
Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.
Learn how to master the UVW mapping tools in 3ds Max and map 2D textures to complex 3D objects.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create a custom slate texture that's great for modeling building interiors (floors) and exteriors (roofs).
Create a realistic wood texture, complete with grain, knots, and whorls, with Photoshop, and apply it to a scene in 3ds Max.
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.
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 apply 2D images to your 3D models with these UV mapping techniques in Blender.
Learn how to model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs.
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 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 character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.
Learn how to model a female android that bridges the divide between man (or woman) and machine with ZBrush's powerful modeling and sculpting tools.
Learn how to craft materials like wood, metal, and glass and light your scene inside the Unity 3D game engine.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Get introduced to MODO 701 and learn how to create 3D models, textures, lights, and renders.
Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.
Add realism and character to your 3D models with materials in CINEMA 4D.
Covers all the key aspects of V-Ray, the powerful rendering plug-in for Maya.
Build the skills you need to create stunning product visualizations in MODO.
Learn basic level design techniques using the Unity3D game engine, and create environments that are fun to navigate, modular and easy to reuse, and highly interactive.
Learn to create textures and add color, reflectivity, and other surface detail to your games with Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and Adobe Photoshop.
Dive deep into the Hypershade window and shader creation with Maya and the mental ray rendering engine.
Introduces advanced features of the CINEMA 4D rendering and lighting toolsets.
Learn about shading and lighting realistic 3D renders with Cycles.
Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.
Introduces particles (used to simulate effects like snow, sparks, fog, or fire) and dynamics (which allow you to define how objects interact with their environment).
Shows how to lend 3D objects color, transparency, and life with materials, textures, and lights.
Introduces the CINEMA environment and illustrates the importance of the object hierarchy.
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.
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.
Introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of Maya with its state-of-the-art tools.
Introduces the skills needed to create photorealistic 3D creatures for film, video, and game production.
Walks through the process of understanding the MODO workflow while learning to create 3D models and animations.
Covers the most popular tools and techniques for digital painting and sculpting in ZBrush, and explains how to export models and texture maps to other programs for use in games, film, fine art, or 3D printing.
Shows how to create textures and materials, and apply them to models to create realistic surfaces in Maya renders.
An in-depth look at the art of creating lifelike skins and textures for three-dimensional surfaces using 3ds Max 2010.
Presents the concepts behind digital sculpting, shows how to produce images using the ZBrush tool set, and demonstrates the Digital Clay and Sculpting brushes.