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.
Bert transforms a city's skyline using Illustrator, Photoshop and the concept of perspective. See how to create 3D objects in a 2D plane all to create one image from Photoshop and Illustrator.
Even if your Photoshop knowledge is lacking, you can still learn how to make a 3D image into a 2D one. This video is on the long side, but it is also very informative and makes it so anybody can understand the lesson within. As you watch, not only will you see the steps needed ...more
Pencil is an open source software for Mac OSX and Windows systems. This video will show you how to do 2D animations of a ghost in Pencil.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to take two dimensional text and turn it into 3D text. You will learn how to rasterize text and then transform your selection using perspective. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing application or simply looking to brush up o ...more
You can create basic 2D games with Objective C and the frameworks that the Apple iPhone already has, but the cocos2d framework allows developers to make their games much better, with animations, sprites, cool menus, special effects and more! Most game developers for the iPhone ...more
Not TOO many Western people want to see the United States nuked into the stone age. Some do, but not too many. Now you can simulate the effect on your computer! This video will show you how to use After Effects to simulate the effect of a nuclear blast or other major explosive ...more
This is a tutorial from Jeff Bensch that has been customized by the creator to show you how to create vector based flames in Photoshop. Make sure to download the fonts from the links below the tutorial first. These are some cool flames for all you hot rod fanatics. Create 2D f ...more
Learn how to use Swift 3D version 6 to create custom 3D extrusions and animations using a 2D image as a guide. Whether you're new to Electric Rain's popular Flash-oriented 3D modeler or just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program, you're sure to find much of valu ...more
The node editor in LightWave allows you to create procedural 2 dimensional textures. This is better than normal mapping because it can be directly applied to UV's. Trust us, this is a good thing to know how to do once you start animating textured objects! Create 2D procedural ...more
How do you make a plastic bottle sit on top of a Rubik's Cube without a Rubik's Cube? It may seem like a brain teaser, but it's more like something you would see in an Escher drawing. An optical illusion. A three-dimensional world trapped in a two-dimensional image, which is ...more
This tutorial shows you how to replicate a popular Hollywood technique. It can be difficult to get the camera projection look with an actual camera, but Adobe After Effects has an easy alternative. Turn any 2-D still image into a dynamic 3-D clip.
In this C4D-user's guide, you'll learn how to apply a 2D bitmap file as a background in Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to e ...more
The video below demonstrates how you can convert you 2D Photos into 3D Models using 3Defy. You will need to follow these steps: 1. Select a photograph to work with. You can either upload one of your own photos, or provide a URL to an image on the Internet. 2. Identify the o ...more
Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the industry-standard software for perfecting digital images and is ideal for professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, and graphic designers. In this Photoshop CS4 tutorial, you'll learn how to take advantage of Photoshop CS4's new 3D f ...more
Smartphones have already hit the shelves with glasses-free 3D displays, but now you can enjoy the luxury of a 3D display on your 2D devices, thanks to Japanese company Global Wave. They've developed a special film that allows you to enjoy three-dimensional content on existing ...more
In this short tutorial i will show you how you can turn a flat 2D image of a room or hallway into a 3D Room using Vanishing points in Photoshop and After Effects. Video: .
Animate drawings by scanning them and painting them on the computer. Learn how to scan and color hand-drawn animations using Adobe Photoshop and Flash in this free computer art lesson from a professor of animation and interactive media. Part 1 of 15 - How to Digitally ink and ...more
Phun is a program that simulates a 2D physics sandbox. In this tutorial, learn how to make a 3D crash car in the Phun 2D physics sandbox with step-by-step instructions from this Phun expert.
Thirteen isn't an unlucky number for this Limbo walkthrough; it's the number of videos in this series, a series which shows you the complete process, through trial and error, life and death, and as least amount of edits as possible. Limbo is a minimalist game, specifically a ...more
This is a fun and easy craft demonstration that shows how to make a paper jack-o-lantern with orange, green and yellow construction paper, scissors, tape, a pencil, a black Sharpie and an X-acto knife. Begin by drawing a jack-o-lantern on the orange paper. Use the knife to cut ...more
News : University of Washington Researchers Demo Ability to Generate 3D Augmented Reality Content from 2D Images
After joining Google and Huawei in underwriting the UW Reality Lab at the University of Washington in January, it appears Facebook is already seeing a return on its donation. According to results published earlier this month through Cornell University's arXiv service in a pap ...more
In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to integrate 2D and 3D, add geometry, place geometry, do frontal mapping, alter image distortion, and match lighting. He will teach you how to place a tube object, fine tune the animation, and about keyframes. ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to do simple mult-ipass 2D compositing within C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free vi ...more
This is a quick and easy tutorial that shows you how to find out your character coordinates in a 2D game using the free game hack program Cheat Engine. It's not very difficult, just follow along with the steps in the video!
In a previous tutorial, we were able to measure vertical surfaces such as walls, books, and monitors using ARKit 1.5. With the advent of vertical plane anchors, we can now also attach objects onto these vertical walls. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your augmented ...more
Add depth to your 2D pack shots with the After Effects Vanishing Point tool! This video will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquain ...more
Tangled is Disney's 50th feature-length animated motion picture. It's based on a fairy tale and stars a princess. Is it the last of it's kind? We asked Dr. Dave Zikovitz for his expert opinion ...more
Que son los codigos QR, el sistema que une el mundo real con el virtual para revolucionar nuestra vida.
If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more
Minecraft was first released just a few years ago, but when a paradigm-shifting piece of media comes along the rest of the world is quick to take inspiration from it. The absolutely terrible XBLA knock-off FortressCraft was the first, and last month a much more interesting gam ...more
Live wallpapers are part of what make Android's features so unique and wonderful, making your homescreens come alive and much more interesting. The wallpapers are extremely customizable and interactive, many times sensitive to swipes, finger-tapping, and other multi-touch gest ...more
News : Try Windows 10's Mixed Reality Portal on Your PC with Insider Build 15048 — No Headset Required
If you're part of the Windows 10 Insider Program, build 15048 launched this morning, and included a nice big unannounced surprise. You can now launch the Mixed Reality Portal and enable the simulation to try out mixed reality right from your PC, even if you don't have one of t ...more
You may remember string art from your elementary school days. If so, it probably makes you think of the 2D geometrical designs that took every ounce of patience you had as a kid. Or those laborious curve stitch drawings, which string art was actually birthed from. But thanks t ...more
In order to solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube, you'll need to, of course, already know how to solve a 3x3 Rubiks Cube. First, you'll need to get the centers solved first, then you pair the edges (with the algorithm 2D*, R, F', U, R', F, D'*), and solve parity (with the algori ...more
If you've ever heard software piracy terminology being discussed, I'm sure the term KeyGens came up. KeyGens is short for key generator, which is a program that exploits algorithmic faults in software by generating software license keys that appear to be genuine. Normally used ...more
YouTube illusionist Brusspup has used everything from mirrors to fire to create his optical illusions, but his latest trick is a little more 2D. Using a printer, a transparency sheet and a piece of regular paper, he made several illusions that trick your brain into thinking th ...more
It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination. This ...more
Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more
The iPhone X has a new unlocking mechanism called Face ID, which replaces the old Touch ID system since the phone no longer has a fingerprint sensor. The way it works is simple — you just look at the phone, it recognizes your face, then the system unlocks — so Apple deserves t ...more
This Adobe After Effects tutorial shows you how to create the Matrix raining code text effect. Learn how to use this motion graphics and 2D effects compositing software and the automation options available to easily create a Matrix raining code effect in After Effects.
This video Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended tutorial will shows you how to create 3D objects from grayscale imagtes. Bring 2D images back to life with this new Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended technique for converting grayscale images into 3D objects. This instructional video will als ...more
No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more
Arcades, Nintendo, Sega, and 16-bit graphics ushered in a new level of gaming that was leaps and bounds ahead of the early Pong days. I remember loading quarters into the machines and playing 2D fighting games until all my money ran out. When I wasn’t in school, you could usua ...more
In my last article, I explained why text adventure games are some of the most Steampunk computer games out there. I even shared a free Steampunk text adventure game that I'd made myself! Now, I grew up playing text-based games (which are now known as interactive fiction) such ...more
There's a whole world of wallpapers out there. Apple always includes a selection of stock wallpapers, some unique to every iPhone model you have. Of course, sometimes, stock wallpapers don't cut it. Sometimes, you want to add your own style to your home screen and lock screen. ...more
Apple just pushed out the iOS 10.3 update to everyone on March 27, so if you haven't installed it yet, make sure to do so by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Trust us, you'll want to. iOS 10.3 is a fairly major update, and will succeed iOS 10.2.1 on your iPad, ...more
General Electric isn't known for their Christmas lights, but maybe they should be, because their GE Color Effects are pretty awesome. Especially the LED Color Effects G-35 String sets. And especially when someone named Darco hacks them. Darco, whose real name is Robert Sun Qu ...more
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
Augmented reality is beginning to leak out into the mainstream world. This is thanks, in part, to ARKit and ARCore. These releases turned the current smartphones owned by millions of Apple and Android users into AR-capable machines. And while there are definitely some awesome ...more
A lot of people use Flash for 2D cartoon animation, but Adobe After Effects is another great tool to create some very cool cartoon animation. This how to gives you a clear idea of the steps to take to use AE as a cartoon creation device. This short video tutorial will demonstr ...more
Smartphones and tablets have become so powerful in recent years that they're now approaching PCs and game consoles in terms of gameplay and graphics. Thanks to sharper and more responsive touchscreens along with powerful processors, iOS and Android devices like the OnePlus 5 h ...more
Creating any object you want is as simple as point and click if you have a 3D printer at home. If you don't have one handy, there are a few companies that offer printing services online. But to help services realize your design in extruded plastic, you have to make a 3D comput ...more
Back in 1996, the Super Nintendo had pretty much reached its end of life, since everyone in the Mario club began switching from 2D to 3D gaming. The third home console by Nintendo, the Nintendo 64 (N64), ushered in the new 3D gaming generation of Nintendo fanatics, paving way ...more
No matter if you've used one or not, you've got to admit that 3D printers are pretty darn awesome, especially the self-replicating ones that extrude molten plastic and the shoebox-sized versions that use mesmerizing stereolithography to build tiny objects layer by layer. But w ...more
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
Using a scanner to "take photos" is like having great studio lighting, a top of the art photocopy machine, and a high quality camera all in one. The process results in a shallow depth of a field, amazing detail, and best of all a dreamy, magazine-like quality. Interesting art ...more
Do you want to add some 3D effects in your 2D designs? Open illustrator and draw an oval tool holding shift key. Then draw an ellipse with a different color and place it on the oval. Take blend tool,then click on ellipse shape and then oval one for a gradient effect. Draw anot ...more
As much as I love my Samsung Galaxy S3, I'm always on the lookout for cool features I can borrow from other smartphones. One of the most recent "borrowed" features I've added to my S3 is the Galaxy Note 2's smart rotation feature, which uses the front camera to detect my face- ...more
Korean artist Osang Gwon creates more than just alluring paper-made girls. Gwon has moved past traditional papercraft, taking volumes of photographs of his subjects and constructing sculptural forms from the carefully arranged 2D images. Gwon shows in galleries, and has done ...more