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How To : Animate a bullet hitting an egg model in 3ds MAX

If you want to make an omelette, you're going to have to break a few eggs. Or shoot them! This video will walk you through the process this artist took for creating 3D movie of a bullet passing through an egg, destroying it. This is very good educational exercise for 3D artist ...more

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 : 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 : Animate a biped model in 3ds MAX

Once you've made a 3D model of a character, you are going to have to make them do something. This video is about that. It will teach you how to animate basic motions on a bipedal 3D model in 3D Studio MAX, allowing it to do anything from armwrestle to hug. The video is pretty ...more

How To : Break up and animate meshes in 3D Studio Max 2010

This clip illustrates a few techniques for breaking meshes up into pieces and animating them using 3ds Max's Reactor system. 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 ...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

How To : Use edit poly modifiers to animate in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to work with editable polys in animate mode in 3ds Max. The idea is to use edit poly modifiers to control and have selections active when working in 3D Studio Max. See how to use modifiers like features in 3ds Max, a parametric modeling ...more

How To : Animate using keyframes in 3ds Max 8

Breath some life into your animated scene by watching this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to use keyframes for basic digital character animation modeling. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and televi ...more

How To : Model & animate cloth in 3D Max Studio

In this tutorial, you'll see how to model and animate cloth 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 : 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 : Animate a basic walk cycle for a biped in 3ds Max

Making a 3D model bipedal character walk is one of the most basic and necessary things that you can do to them. If you are going to use them in a movie or game, chances are they will have to move themselves from one place to another right? This video will teach you how to crea ...more

How To : 3D model a mushroom cloud in 3D Studio MAX

The mushroom cloud is one of the iconic images of the 20th century, calling to mind destruction, progress, and arguably the single most important event of the century. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of one using 3D Studio MAX 4 or higher. This can then be us ...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 : Vertex rig a WoW character in 3DS MAX

Rigging low poly character models with vertices and physique is one of the most important parts of animating a character in 3DS MAX. This four-part video series will show you how to vertex rig a World of Warcraft low-poly character model, allowing you to use them in your hybri ...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 : Use motion capture on bipeds in 3DS MAX

Using motion capture is one of the easiest and most effective ways to animate the motions of a bipedal character who is proportional to a normal human. When the character is not in proportion, like the World of Warcraft low-poly models in this video, it gets a little more comp ...more

How To : Use Biped to do motion capture in 3DS Max

Causing World of Warcraft characters to do what you want them to do in your machinima film can be a major challenge. Motion capture is one useful tool that you can use to solve the problem. This video will teach you the basics of using the Biped plugin for 3DS Max to animate W ...more

How To : Work with cloth in 3DS Max

If you want to model a character in 3DS Max and don't want them to be nude, you are probably going to have to work with 3D cloth. This three-part video will teach you how to create cloth in 3DS Max (without using Reactor), attach it to your character, and make it animate prope ...more

How To : Morph targets in 3DS MAX with WoW characters

The silent film era ended long before anyone had conceived of something like machinima, so your machinima movie had better have some talking! This movie will teach you how to use morph target in 3DS MAX to give your imported World of Warcraft characters facial expressions and ...more

How To : Create and destroy a crowd of models in 3DS MAX

Destroying crowds of little people has been a favorite passtime of dictators since time immemorial, but also a colossal waste of manpower. Now you can get some of the same thrill without all the needless death using 3D Studio MAX. This video will show you how to model, animate ...more

How To : Start organic modeling in 3D Studio Max 8

Watch this 3ds Max video for an introduction to a complete series of tutorials for modeling and texturing a human head sponsored by Ego Farms. This is the very start of learning how to use this digital animating software. You'll also get insight on Adobe Photoshop, since you'l ...more

How To : Use the dope sheet editor in 3ds Max 8

Every 3D animator or modeler should check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on how to animate and adjust sequences at a higher level with the dope sheet editor. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and telev ...more

How To : Use the curve editor in 3ds Max 8

Get the finest level of control over your animation with the curve editor. Just check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on how to do low level animating. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television.

How To : Use the face extrude modifier in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the face extrude modifier in 3ds Max. The Face Extrude modifier extrudes faces along their normals, creating new faces along the sides of the extrusion that connect the extruded faces to their object. As with most modifiers, this ...more

News : Angry Clones Are Taking Over the App World

In December 2009, Angry Birds was released to the public. The iPhone and iPod touch were the first to take on the demand, then a devoted HD version for the iPad. Since then, it's transcended iOS devices to appear on Android, Nokia, Palm phones, and many others. Next, it broke ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Model with primitives in 3DS Max for Papervision3D

This software tutorial demonstrates how to build with primitives in 3DS Max for Papervision3D. This first part demonstrates 3D Studio Max basics and how to build a column base using primitives. This second part demonstrates how to use the Shift clone tool. This third part demo ...more

How To : Use splines to model a head in 3ds Max 8

Check out this two-part 3ds Max video tutorial which exploits a little known capability of Max to create a head. You'll find this technique easier than box modeling for heads since your topology and edge flow are there from the beginning. With box modeling, there's a lot of di ...more

How To : Model with images in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use images to affect models in 3D Studio Max. Using the displacement modifier in 3ds Max we are able to use either image data or procedural texture maps to drive geometry in a design model. Modeling with images is a great way to model ...more

How To : Model a robot in 3ds Max

Building a robot in real life is not an easy task, and not usually accomplishable unless you have a degree in electrical engineering. But building one virtually on your computer is something almost anyone can do, if you know what program to use. This Autodesk 3ds Max tutorial ...more

How To : Animate a star field in 3ds Max

This 3 part tutorial shows you how to animate a starfield in 3D Studio Max. This will give you a good understanding of the tools available for animating and how to use them. Part 1 of 3 - How to Animate a star field in 3ds Max. Part 2 of 3 - How to Animate a star field in 3ds ...more

How To : Model a parametric chair in 3ds Max

In this 3D software tutorial you will learn how to model a chair parametrically in 3ds Max. This tutorial covers making a simple parametric chair with using editable poly modifier and wire parameters in 3D Studio Max. If you are not good at modeling with modifiers in 3ds Max, ...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.

How To : Quickly model a simple pattern in 3ds Max

The technique shown in this 3ds Max tutorial is meant to be a design modeling technique. Watch and learn how to model the Beijing Olympic Stadium in 3D Studio Max. A form that resembles the stadium was modeled then sliced randomly to get edges in an editable poly. Those edges ...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 : Create and animate a tank track in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to create a tank track piece. The video shows you how to attach multiple objects and use path deform. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to ...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 : Animate text along a path in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to animate text along a path. You learn how to create a spline curve (path) and how to create and extrude 3D text. Once you have your path and your 3D text, you'll see how to use path deform to animate your text along the path. ...more

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