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  • view course page for Game Art: Asset Texture Pipeline

    Keep your game design skills up to date. Learn the most current workflow for modeling an asset in 3ds Max, texturing it in Substance Painter, and importing the mesh and textures into the Unreal game engine.

    1h 34m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for 3ds Max for Design Visualization

    Learn how to visualize your designs—buildings, furniture, landscapes, and more—before they are built with 3ds Max.

    4h 21m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Learn to Texture for 3D

    Learn to Texture for 3D

    with Adam Crespi

    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.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Formed Concrete

    Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Granite & Mosaics

    Learn how to mimic the look of granite and terrazzo, two high-end materials for architectural models and visualizations, with Photoshop.

    1h 0m
     

  • view course page for 3ds Max and Maya Integration

    Integrate Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya to leverage their powers and make seamless transitions between the applications.

    2h 8m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Shingles & Siding

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

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Brick

    3D Textures: Brick

    with Adam Crespi

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

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Slate

    3D Textures: Slate

    with Adam Crespi

    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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Wood

    3D Textures: Wood

    with Adam Crespi

    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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Metals

    3D Textures: Metals

    with Adam Crespi

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

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.

    3h 21m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Getting Started with 3ds Max

    Getting Started with 3ds Max

    with Randi Derakhshani

    Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.

    4h 15m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

    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.

    5h 11m
    Beginner
     

  • 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
     

“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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