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How To : Craft a 3D Finnish star Christmas paper ornament

Finally purchased a tree from the tree lot but in serious lack of pretty ornaments? Not a problem. You can make a bundle of these Finish 8-pointed star ornaments quickly, and they look quite impressive. The Finnish star ornament can be made in any size from tiny sized tree or ...more

How To : Get 3D Touch-Like Actions on Any iPhone

The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models have a really cool feature called 3D Touch that lets you perform app-specific Quick Actions from the home screen for apps that support it. The only downside is that this awesome new feature is not available on older iOS devices. While olde ...more

How To : Create 2D lines and shapes in 3ds Max 8

Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on a detailed look at creating shapes and lines. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television, so don't miss out you digital animators.

How to Draw the human figure : 3D perspective basics

The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Porter of solomation.com. Search WonderHowTo for more figure drawing tutorials by Cy. This tutorial introduces perspective te ...more

How To : Animate a free camera in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to create and animate a free camera in 3D Studio Max. Not only will you learn how to animate the camera in 3ds Max, you will also learn how to use the timeline and auto key features. This 3ds Max tutorial is best viewed full screen.

News : Turn Your Browser into 3D

The title 333DDD may evoke a familiar NSFW project by the name of 3DD... but, sorry guys, this one isn't about boobs in the third dimension. Artist Mark Beasley’s 333DDD project is “a javascript bookmarklet that converts images on the current page into red/cyan anaglyphs.” Her ...more

How To : Draw 3D letters (A through L)

This is an upbeat fun video on how to draw 3D letters; and shows in detail how to draw them from A through L. Start out with a pencil drawing of the letter to make sure it looks how you want it, as you can always erase any mistakes. Then, using a black marker pen, trace over t ...more

Solidoodle : Cheap 3D Printing at Home for Under $500!

The possibilities are endless for 3D printing. With your very own 3D printer, you can make spare parts, circuit boards, inflatable balloons, duplicate keys, Minecraft cities, and even tiny replicas of your face. From a more artsy standpoint, you can make complex sculptures, li ...more

How To : Make a 3D five-point star from paper with origami

This video shows how to make a 3D five point paper star. First cut a pentagon using a sharp flat blade and a ruler. Folding halfway between each two corners to the opposite corner. These folds are the points of the star. Make a mark half-way between the edge of the paper and t ...more

How To : Make 3D steps out of paper

Is your life's goal to become a world-renowned architect and build a funky postmodern skyscraper in Dubai? Then start small: Other than learning how to sketch blueprints, you must be able to model your creations from paper. Check out this video to learn how to make 3D paper s ...more

How To : Create 3D moving titles using Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating really cool titles is a big part of making a web video that will hook viewers. They make the whole work seem much more professional before the viewer watches a second of actual film. This video will teach you how to create cool 3D titles using the Adobe Premiere Pro v ...more

How To : Origami a 3D circle-tail for a peacock

Fed up with traditional origami? Well, learn how to fold some three-dimensional origami! This origami video tutorial will teach you how to origami a 3D circle-tail for a peacock. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, ...more

How To : Animate to sound in 3ds Max 8

Attention: Digital 3D animators and modelers, watch this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to add sound as reference to your scene for lip synch or animating to key events. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, f ...more

How To : Create a textured face in 3ds Max 8

This is a three-part 3ds max video tutorial that takes a look at using reference photos for creating a head texture. If you have photographs that can work, there really isn't any reason not to use them since they can often provide plenty of subtle details that would be very ti ...more

How To : Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3 ...more

How To : Make an elegant 3D origami white paper swan

Would you like to craft perfect 3D origami works of art? In this helpful tutorial, Jewellia7777 demonstrates how to use recycled paper to create your own elegant "green" works of art in no time. Learn to easily construct a stunning table centerpiece of paper that would let you ...more

How To : Create a 3D logo with Cinema 4D

Learn how to create a rotating 3d logo in Cinema 4D and see how to insert it in your videos. The example in this tutorial uses a You Tube logo, but you can substitute in anything you want.

How To : Use photometric lights in 3ds Max 8

Yes, this 3ds Max video tutorial will show you modelers and digital animators how to add more believability to your lighting with physically accurate lights, as in photometric lights, so enjoy. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering ...more

How To : Texture in 3ds Max

The third dimension has finally arrived to internet browsing! Be sure to catch the wave of innovation with this series of tutorials. Initially, we'll be examining the importance of texturing basic 3D objects. Watch as the almost magical effects of texturing in 3ds Max transfor ...more

How To : Create a 3D origami moving cube with Jo Nakashima

Take classic origami moving cubes to the third dimension by attempting this box-like version of moving cubes, which moves on both the x and y axes. This amazing craft can be shaped into as many forms as you can make with Legos. Watch this video by origami folder Jo Nakashima ...more

Coming to iPad : Glasses-Free 3D

It seems the French have carefully observed the hacking achievements of one super clever Carnegie Mellon grad, turning his hack into a modern iPad application-to-be. A couple years back, we told you about the fantastic Johnnie Chung Lee who used headtracking to create a three ...more

How To : Make a 3D wine bottle in Illustrator CS3

In this tutorial, Bert shows you how to make a realistic 3D looking wine bottle, complete with label. This uses the 3D part of Illustrator and is great for those of you without access or time to use an actual 3D software package.

How To : Create bump maps from color maps in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial goes over how to create bump maps and how to quickly create one using your existing color map as a starting point in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital graphic modeling software in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop. It will also cover how to breakup yo ...more

How To : Produce a 3D house/building model using Maya

Autodesk Maya, affectionately known as just Maya to its users, is a 3D computer graphics software that makes it easy to create impressive, realistic models of real-life - or imagined - objects. Super useful for graphic designers, film makers and web designers, the program is o ...more

How To : Make a 3D origami teddy bear

In this video, Jewellia describes how to create a 3 dimensional origami teddy bear. First, she lists the materials needed and the quantities necessary. She then begins the actual process of building the teddy bear, which is broken into steps. Step 1 is "creating the base". You ...more

How To : Create specular maps from bump maps in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial goes over the concept of specular maps and how to paint one using an existing bump map as reference in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital graphic modeling software. You'll work in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop, so if you don't have one or the other ...more

How To : Create a 3D page flip effect using Flash CS4

The 3D page flip is one of the coolest and most underutilized effects that you can put on your website using Flash CS4. You may also know it from the iPod interface. This video will teach you how to create the effect yourself with Flash and Actionscript 3, giving your websites ...more

How To : Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

Since the release of Microsoft's Kinect, there's been no shortage of useful and fun hacks. In the past, we've seen the Kinect modded for things like x-ray vision, World of WarCraft gameplay, air guitar and 3D video. And now there's even a use for all of you MineCraft gamers! ...more

How To : Get an object to follow a path in 3ds Max 8

Watch this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to get an object to follow a path with constraints to get procedurally control over your object with those constraints. Perfect for you digital animators/modelers. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling ...more

How To : Fold an origami 3D omega star

If you like folding paper stars and think they're a cinch, this omega star should give you quite a challenge. This omega star is an intricate fold that looks beautiful when complete. Perfect atop that pine tree in your living room (during holidays hopefully). This step=by=step ...more

How To : Create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture

In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation ...more

How To : Create 3D objects from vector images in Cinema 4D

Learn how to use Maxon CINEMA 4D R10 - along with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for vector image editing - to create 3D objects from vector images. Cinema 4D has everything to satisfy your professional 3D modeling, texturing, animating and rendering needs. It's fast, stable ...more

How To : Sew 3D faux cathedral window quilt blocks

Watch this instructional quilting video to sew three dimensional faux cathedral window quilting blocks. These easy to make blocks add great accents to any quilt. The cathedral window quilting block is actually made up of four smaller patches with another square sewn inside. Th ...more

How To : Origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon

Fed up with traditional origami? Well, learn how to fold some three-dimensional origami! This origami video tutorial will teach you how to origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more comp ...more

How To : Animate a basic biped in 3ds Max

Check out this Autodesk 3ds Max video tutorial on how to animate a basic biped. This 3D graphics application will have your digital character walking in no time. Creating multiple footsteps in 3D Studio Max is a cinch. So, if you're a beginning 3D modeler, than this would be ...more

How To : Use the 3D gallery application on an Android phone

One of the many improvements in Android OS 2.1 is a 3D Gallery application. This is a neat feature that comes bundled with the new OS and gives you a cool new way to view your photos. check out some of the features. Learn how to use it with this clip. It's easy! So easy, that ...more

How To : Make a rotating 3D text animation in Photoshop CS5

Learn how to create a rotating 3D text animation within Photoshop CS5 Extended! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete ...more

How To : Master Maya modeling by making a 3D airplane

Maya is arcane, complex, but incredibly powerful software. It is the industry standard for 3D modeling in games and film. This video for Maya beginners will teach you how to create a model of an airplane as a means of teaching you a lot of the basics of Maya. It is meant to be ...more

News : Amazing 3D video capture using Kinect

Screw gaming, let's get to the serious stuff! Here's an amazing video of a Kinect hack that lets one see what its camera sees - in 3D. Instead of 2D images of motion capture, we get the full spatial view. Think of the "bullet time" effect in The Matrix (freeze, rotate, conti ...more

News : It's Magic! See 3D Without the Glasses

On last week's Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, submittors were challenged to create photos that could be seen in 3D, simply by refocusing the eyes to merge two appropriately placed white dots. Having trouble? Here's how you do it, from Gizmodian rick23: Look at the white dots so ...more

How To : Create 3D objects in After Effects

This movie shows you how to create actual 3D objects in After Effects without expressions or 3rd party software. This example uses the shatter tool and some text, but you don't have to stick just to text.

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 : Draw 3D wind flapping flags

Mark demonstrates how to draw flapping flags or scrolls. He starts with a paper in a binder but any paper will work. In this demonstration he uses a pencil to create his drawing but any pen or pencil will do. He draws the flagpole first starting on the left side of the page. H ...more

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