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Learn to model, texture, animate, and render 3D models and environments with MODO.
Learn how to control and eliminate color bleed (aka indirect diffuse illumination) in your 3ds Max and mental ray renders.
Create more professional renders in Blender using V-Ray 3.0, the fast and flexible lighting and rendering plugin.
3ds Max features advanced material tools and techniques for physically based rendering. Learn to design realistic shading networks in 3ds Max: Advanced Materials.
Learn how to replicate man-made machined parts in Blender and build up a complex object with proper scale and proportions—a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle.
Learn to create presentations and improve your documentation by examining the enhanced features within the Autodesk Inventor presentation environment.
Learn how to create an animated, digital landscape, achieving photorealistic nature effects, using VUE. Aaron F. Ross demonstrates modeling natural objects and materials, creating specific lighting conditions, keyframing, rendering the animation, and more.
Find out how to use V-Ray RT in 3ds Max as a bona fide production renderer, even in a compositing-based pipeline with After Effects.
Maya's new Render Setup dialog provides everything you need to manage multiple renders within a single window. Learn how to use Render Setup and the Light Editor—included in Maya 2016 Extension 2—to create faster, more dynamic renders.
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills with this short course on architectural site and exterior design.
Master features of the V-Ray 3.0 rendering engine and learn how to extend the range of 3ds Max with V-Ray's state-of-the-art tools, such as progressive sampling, skin and hair shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering.
Learn how to use Revit to model and render classical architectural forms and contribute to historical rendering projects such as Project Soane.
Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Learn MARI, the powerful texture painting software used for 3D painting, photo editing, and more.
Learn how to add naturalistic lighting, additional cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models with V-Ray.
Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design parts and assemblies with the core features in SOLIDWORKS.
Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies in SOLIDWORKS.
Learn how to build a game controller while you improve your Rhino modeling and workflow skills.
Learn how to model and texture a game environment—such as a detailed city scene—in Blender, the free 3D modeling tool popular among game designers and animators.
Take your CAD projects on the go with A360 Drive, Autodesk's cloud platform, and AutoCAD 360, their browser-based version of AutoCAD.
Learn how to showcase an architectural design in real time, using the Unreal 4 game engine.
Learn how to use Blender to model, texture, and render realistic interior scenes for animation and architectural visualizations.
Add 3D life to 2D drawings; learn to render your designs with AutoCAD.
Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for 3D artists and Maya users.
Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.
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.
Learn the basics of using Grasshopper, the visual programming add-on to Rhino, to create complex 3D models with simple math, algorithms, and repeating forms.
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 model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs.
Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.
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 make beautiful renderings that showcase your designs with Rhino and V-Ray.
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 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 use MODO's dynamics and particle systems to create physics-based animations that impress.
Create a photorealistic image or video of your product with PhotoView 360, a rendering and animation plugin for SOLIDWORKS.
Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.
Reviews the most exciting new features in C4D R15, including rendering improvements, kerning controls, beveling, and changes to the sculpting engine.
Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.
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.
Create, render, and customize fur and hair for your 3D models in Maya.
Add realism and character to your 3D models with materials in CINEMA 4D.
Build the skills you need to create stunning product visualizations in MODO.
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