Complex Modeling

How To : Model complex organic forms (ears) in 3ds Max 8

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you'll see how the spline method can be used to model a very complex form, such as the ear, in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital graphic modeling software. You'll see several tools found in EditPoly for creating overhangs, and also look at attachi ...more

How To : Record macros in modo 301

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows you how to record macros in modo 301. Macro recording provides scripting for the rest of us! Learn how to record your actions in modo and turn complex modeling processes into simple clicks. Using macro recording when working in modo 301 ...more

How To : Sculpt fabric in 3D using Zbrush

Fabric is challenging to depict in art because of its many folds and the complex ways that light plays off of it. This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein will teach you how to sculpt fabric using the popular 3D sculpting program Zbrush. He outlines the forces ...more

How To : Build a building in Google SketchUp

This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good ide ...more

How To : Build a grungy scene using MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial walks through the process of building a grungy scene. Starting with an overview of the process and scene elements, you will learn how to use stacked layers. Mixing them with alpha channels you can build up complex materials; in this case rust and dirt on a nice c ...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 : 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

How To : Improve video search by parsing video & text

This is a Google Tech Talk from March, 26 2008. Timothee Cour - Research Scientist lectures. Movies and TV are a rich source of highly diverse and complex video of people, objects, actions and locales "in the wild". Harvesting automatically labeled sequences of actions from vi ...more

How To : Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more

How To : Model a roof with the Follow Me tool in SketchUp

One of our favorite tools in SketchUp is the Follow-Me tool. It's the kind of tool that takes awhile to master, but once you've got it, you're free to model complex shapes in SketchUp that might have been considered impossible. In this SketchUp 6 software tutorial, Mike demons ...more

How To : Create complex surface shapes in Rhino 4.0

See how to create complex surface shapes using Network Surface in Rhinoceronous 4. Whether you're new to Rober McNeel & Associates' popular NURBS-based modeling application or a 3D arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with Rhino 4's new features, you're s ...more

How To : Origami a lily to put on origami stems

This origami lily fits perfectly atop several models of origami stems. The origami lily is a fairly complex origami endeavor, but these visual guidelines will allow you to complete come of the more difficult folds. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to use the Jap ...more

How To : Model a full cartoon character in Blender 3D

Writer, Director and Producer Johnathan Williamson shows you how to model a simple cartoon character in Blender 3D from start to finish. This is just a simple character but demonstrates the principles of character modeling in Blender 3D. Once you know these basics you can move ...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 : Cut Meshes in Blender 3D

This video tutorial shows you how to cut holes in mesh objects when using Blender 3D. This is important to know when building complex models from basic shapes. Cut Meshes in Blender 3D. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com

How To : Origami a 3D fox

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 fox. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more challen ...more

How To : Model 3D geometry in Revit Architecture

This CAD software tutorial covers the different methods of creating 3D geometry in Revit Architecture. David Fano explains the pro and cons of using solid extrusion, Blend, Revolve, and sweep. These more advanced Revit modeling techniques are explained within a massing object ...more

How To : Place a Google SketchUp model in LayOut

Working closely with SketchUp models is key to LayOut and the primary feature that makes LayOut so unique. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to place a SketchUp model in LayOut. To place the model, go to file and simply click insert. Find your model and the ...more

How To : Use the surface modifier in 3ds Max

The Surface modifier in Autodesk's 3ds Max generates a patch surface based on the contours of a spline network. A patch is created wherever the segments of the interwoven splines form a three- or four-sided polygon. The Surface modifier and the CrossSection modifier, taken tog ...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 : Origami a 3D panda bear

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 panda. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more chall ...more

How To : Origami a 3D striped cat

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 striped cat. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more ...more

How To : Origami a mini 3D peacock with a fanned tail

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 mini 3D peacock with a fanned tail. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more co ...more

How To : Origami a 3D diamond-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 diamond-tail for a peacock. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex ...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 : Kaleidoscopic Twister

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Kaleidoscopic Twister" that Charles "Doc" Santee designed. You can use 30cm by 15 cm (12 in by 6in) size paper for this project. This is a complex origami project, but these instructions are both clear and thorough. With a ...more

How To : Origami a leaf and and flower stem

Follow these instructions to fold an origami leaf and stem. This model can be used as an addition to several origami flowers, such as the origami iris or lily. The stem as leaf usually decorate slightly more complex origami projects, but these visual guidelines will help you o ...more

How To : Origami a scorpion

This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Scorpion" that Robert J. Lang designed. Robert kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. It is a complex design, so only experienced folders should attempt it. Part 1 of 7 - How to Origami a sc ...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 : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our moderators and contrib ...more

How To : Master Figure Drawing By Erasing

Master Figure Drawing using an Eraser Having trouble with the human form in your figure drawing class? Or just looking to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend with your art skills with a beautiful drawing of their figure? Here is a simple tip to trick your brain into using mo ...more

How To : Read Diagrams

In this article you will learn how to understand written origami instructions, called diagrams. You can follow the video below or read the entire article Video: . History of Origami-Diagramming While many do not realize, the now accepted system of explaining how to fold origa ...more

How To : Make Nested Cube and Octahedron Boxes

These boxes are inspired by a comment from Imaatfal Avidya on a corkboard post on Platonic polyhedra from sonobe units. Imaatfal was commenting about how the cube and octahedron are related to each other. "There is something cool and special about the platonic solids—there is ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

DIY Plastination : Turning Dead Animals Into Science-Jerky

If you found the world renown Body Worlds exhibition gnarly and perverse, perhaps you'll find this latest parade of plastination a little less so—considering we don't share the same DNA as these specimens of jerky-in-the-name-of-science. The Koerperwelten der Tiere—or Animal B ...more

Tor vs. I2P : The Great Onion Debate

In my recent Darknet series, I attempted to connect the dots on the Deep Web. I covered the two largest anonymity networks on the Internet today, Tor and I2P. While my initial four articles were meant as an introduction, I ended up receiving a lot of interesting comments and m ...more

Hacker Fundamentals : A Tale of Two Standards

If you read my article on the OSI model, you got a good overview on communications from that model's perspective, but how does that relate to TCP/IP? We're going to take it a step further, getting into the idea behind the two address concept. How does an IP address and a MAC a ...more

How To : Make a Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron

Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions on How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units, plus some great complex models in his article, How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More. These models use the standard sonobe unit and a ...more

News : How-To-Maintain your PC

INTRODUCTION The everyday PC user doesn't think much about its PC and problems that can cause critical damage to their data or other stuffs stored on Hard drive and other electronic parts until the problem actually occurs. Once a failure happens, the repairs can be costly and ...more

Kick Ass Game Review Part 3 : Conclusion

Kick Ass Review Part 3: Conclusions [Spoiler Alert! Plot points are discussed from the movie and comic in this section!] Big Daddy as a selectable character presents problems for the story in the game. In the movie and in the comic, Bid Daddy dies. As a playable character th ...more

How To : Create a Motion Trail in Maya 2011

Motion trails in Autodesk Maya can be very handy at times when animating your scene. Keying a bone/joint or other object every so many frames can take up quite a bit of time and can sometimes be a big hassle, too. I have found many times when I could have really used one. I al ...more

News : Arvizio Adds LiDAR Point Cloud Support to MR Studio

Mixed reality developer Arvizio has updated its MR Studio software suite to integrate processing of 3D light detection and ranging (LiDAR) point clouds. The new capability makes the enterprise collaboration software for Microsoft HoloLens an attractive solution for architectu ...more

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