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How To : Sculpt prims using 3D Studio Max

If you're looking for a tutorial to sculpt 3D prims for your Second Life avatar mesh, you've found it. This tutorial walks you through the process for creating your own images and avater files using the software program 3D Studio Max.

How To : Use the morph modifier in 3D Studio Max

Morph modifiers are just one of the powerful tools that 3D Studio Max offers digital artists to change the shape of their models. This video will teach you how to use morph modifiers in 3dsmax to change the shape of objects. If you can't do this, your 3D models are going to ha ...more

How To : Make volume light in 3D Studio Max

In this tutorial, learn how you make volume light in 3d Studio Max 2010. Learn what you can do with attenuation once the volume light is created. Don't have the 2010 version of 3ds Max? No fear. These actions will work in older versions of #D Studio Max as well.

How To : Place and manipulate the camera in 3D Studio Max

Learn how to change the position of the camera when working in 3ds Max. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For m ...more

How To : Create underwater lighting in 3D Studio Max

See how to simulate underwater lighting and caustic illumination within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video t ...more

How To : Animate a Rubik's Cube in 3D Studio MAX

The Rubik's Cube is one of the 20th century's iconic toys. Have you ever wanted to make one? Not a real one, but a 3D image of one? Well then this video was made for you. It features detailed instructions for animating and modeling a Rubik's Cube using 3D Studio MAX.

How To : Use the shell modifier in 3D Studio Max

The Shell modifier was added to 3ds Max in release 6, and a far as I know the Shell modifier was written by Peter Watje. In this 3ds Max video tutorial we cover the Shell modifier (one of David Feno's favorite 3ds Max Modifiers) . He does the majority of his 3d modeling with s ...more

How To : Apply normal maps in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to apply normal maps in 3D Studio Max. First, go to the cylinder button and name it. Then, change the radius and height how you would like them. After this, select "extended primitives" from the drop down menu on the top. From here, enter in the dia ...more

How To : Do UVmapping with 3D Studio Max

In this tutorial, we learn how to do UVmapping with 3D Studio Max. Open up your image in the software, then go to "unwrap UV". Scroll down to edit and you will be able to see the basic scale. Grab the mass and scale it down, then use your element turn on to select the differen ...more

How To : Add texture to a model house in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to add texture to a model house in 3D Studio Max. After you have created the model, press 7 on your keyboard. This will activate a new menu telling you how many polygons are in your model. Then, edit the edges and remove them so you have less polygo ...more

How To : Use the UVW unwrap function in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to use the UVW unwrap function in 3D Studio Max. First, go to the UV modifier wrap and select all the faces. Once here, edit the parameters and then go to the mapping menu. After this, you will be able to change the object as you would like. After y ...more

How To : Use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max. First, go to the material editor and add a custom map to it using a hardwood deck. Change the material to cedar fence, then change the size as you would like it. As you continue to edit the different su ...more

How To : Model with the Extrude tool in 3D Studio Max

Need some help figuring out how to use the 3ds Max Extrude tool to generate 3D models? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you'r ...more

How To : Use the Krakatoa plugin in 3D Studio Max

Watch this series of video tutorials to see how the particle rendering system Krakatoa from Frantic Films works. Krakatoa is a high-volume point-based particle rendering, manipulation and management toolkit available as a plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max running on Windows. Krakat ...more

How To : Work with Render Elements in 3D Studio Max 2010

See how to use Render Elements within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and ...more

How To : Set up lights in Autodesk 3D Studio Max

Need some help figuring out how to set up lights when working in Autodesk 3ds Max? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're su ...more

How To : Use the Dreamscape 3D Studio Max plug-in

This tutorial takes a general look at the structure of the Dreamscape lug-in, providing general information on how to use it. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you'r ...more

How To : Work with materials in 3D Studio MAX for beginners

Some of the most fundamental parts of 3DS MAX 2009 that users have to learn how to use are materials. This quick video for 3DS MAX beginners will introduce you to the basics of working with materials. This will allow you to use bitmaps and other tools to create all sorts of di ...more

How To : Use the UVW unwrap modifier in 3D Studio Max

A polymodel head is being mapped. Keep the turbo smooth active to smooth out edges and seams. Use the relax tool to help even out the mesh and areas around the mouth, the ears and the neck as work proceeds. Use the stitch modifier to attach and combine the top and bottom of th ...more

How To : Make a 3D paper flower ball

Watch to learn how to make a paper flower ball. They are easy for everybody to make. This video is incredibly fast, you might have to watch it a few times.

How To : Model and animate a crowd of 3D models in 3DS MAX

Do you work with 3D graphics? Have you ever wanted to have one character that you've modeled destroy hordes of tiny other characters you've made? Well want no more. This video series will show you how to model and animate a small army of little models that will walk around and ...more

How To : Edit letters individually in 3D text in 3ds Max

After you have created 3D text, you might want to make changes to it. In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to edit 3d text. You'll learn to use the sub object modifiers, and scale each letter. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to ...more

How To : Link 3D objects in 3ds Max

Hierarchy is one of the object association types in 3ds Max. It is based on a parent-child relationship, which can be created by linking objects. Learn how to create hierarchies by linking a child and parent object together within 3DS Max. Learn how object linking takes place ...more

How To : Build 3D reference plates in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial will take you through the process of setting up reference plates for precision modeling in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max. So get those Adobe Photoshop reference images ready for 3d Studio Max so you can display those modified photographs. It can be done ...more

How To : Create a 3D text shape in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D text shape. Learn how to extrude a font using the Extrude modifier. The modifier works with any closed spline shape, not just text objects. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to ...more

How To : Create a 3D shadow matte in 3ds Max

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a 3D shadow matte in 3ds Max. If you have a scene where you need a realistic looking background, you can trick doing this by using 3ds Max. First, go up to the rendering and go to environment. Add an environment map and then click on bi ...more

How To : Make 3D beveled text in 3ds Max

Nearly every object that you encounter in the real world is beveled. Because it is difficult and expensive to manufacture a perfectly sharp edge, most objects are created with chamfered, filleted or eased edges. In this video tutorial you will learn how to create 3d beveled te ...more

How To : Link 3D images to sound files in 3DS MAX

There are a lot of videos out there about creating models and animating them using 3D Studio MAX. What isn't often discussed is the next step in creating a movie out of your models, adding sound and syncing your animations to the sound. This eight-part video series will show y ...more

How To : Make a realistic 3D model of a head in 3ds Max

If you want to create really good 3D models on your computer, you need to be able to use more than just 3DS MAX or whatever other modeling program you have. It takes a whole family of specialized programs to handle the diverse tasks involved in creating really good models. Thi ...more

How To : Create a 3D model of an aged wall in 3ds Max 2010

In this clip, you'll learn how to go about creating a realistic 3D model of an ill-kept wall in 3ds Max. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure t ...more

How To : Use the cloth modifier in 3DS MAX without Reactor

Cloth is an essential part of almost any 3D modeling project involving people. This video will show you how to properly use the cloth modifier in 3D Studio MAX to create the waving, tarnished American flag shown in the thumbnail. This tutorial does NOT feature Reactor, the in- ...more

How To : Model a guitar using 3DS Max

For beginners, learning the intricacies of modeling 3D art can seem insurmountable. This video for 3D beginners is here to help you through it. Its four parts are a detailed and slow walkthrough for making low poly BC Rich guitar with splines using 3D Studio Max, a popular 3D ...more

How To : Model wavy window curtains in Autodesk 3ds Max

This video tutorial is meant to help you model your own curtains in Autodesk 3ds Max. If you need some window curtains, this is the best way to model them. You'll learn how to do it using several modifiers and layer techniques. You can download the finished curtain from Visual ...more

How To : Render a video to AVI format using 3ds Max

If you want to demonstrate your 3D model on a turntable or create some other sort of short animation with your models without having to use more specialized software, you can render an AVI video inside 3D Studio MAX. This video will show you how to do this quickly and easily, ...more

How To : Use surface tools to model a human leg in 3DS Max

Surface tools are a powerful part of 3D Studio Max, allowing the creation of more realistic textures for organic and natural forms. This video demonstrates how to use them as a part of the process of modeling a human leg. The legs may not be as important as the face models, bu ...more

How To : Create a meteor crash landing in After Effects

Check out this instructional video that demonstrates how to create a meteor crash landing effect using After Effects software. Using a skylight is an easy solution to soften shadows, but for faster rendering try using an array of point lights in a dome pattern above your scene ...more

How To : Model a mace for beginners in 3ds Max

3D modeling is a difficult but lucrative trade that can take many years to master. Let this video be your first step along that road. It's aim is to teach the basics of 3D Studio MAX to beginners by demonstrating the modeling of a mace (or morning star). This tutorial is desig ...more

How To : Use CGI in a live action film

CGI and live action shots get together in almost every big-budget Hollywood movie these days, but combining them in one shot can be challenging for the uninitiated. This video will teach you all about using CGI in live action films, including the use of 3D Studio Max, Blender, ...more

How To : Create a head model in 3ds Max

Creating 3D models of the human head that will show emotion, eat, and do all the other things that heads do properly is hard. Fortunately, this video is here to help you get started. It demonstrates the basics of 3D head modeling using 3D Studio MAX. Follow these instructions ...more

How To : Use the Symmetry Modifier tool in 3ds Max 2010

This quick tutorial offers an overview of the 3D Studio Max Symmetry Modifier tool, a highly efficient means of modeling symmetrical objects. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the ap ...more

How To : Use plane modeling to model a head in 3ds Max

So you're mastered the basics of modeling 3D characters in 3D Studio MAX. Good for you. Where to now? This video perhaps? It will teach you how to use plane modeling to create a model of a human head. This technique requires some skill and experience at using 3ds Max, but if y ...more

How To : Create a car paint shader in 3ds Max 2010

This tutorial will walk you through how to create a car paint shader from scratch utilizing materials inside of 3D Studio Max. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you' ...more

How To : Make a 3D mathematical kusudama

Make a Japanese kusudama, or as it is more commonly known a 3D paper medicine ball. It resembles origami but much more fun. This modular origami model requires 20 units.

How To : Model and animate falling shell casings in 3DS MAX

When people fire weapons in movies, there is often a shot of the shell-casings leaving the gun and flying through the air. Sometimes we get to follow them all the way to the ground, leaving us with a sense of loss at the firing of the weapon. This video will show you how to mo ...more

How To : Box model a jet in 3DS Max for PaperVision3D

This software tutorial series teaches you how to box model in 3DS Max. Specifically, you will learn the basics of box modeling in 3D Studio Max, then box model a jet and animate it for PaperVision3D. PART 1: covers the basics of shapes and objects and do a review of keyboard s ...more

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