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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 : Convert 2D images to 3D & create fire in Photoshop

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

How To : Create 2D flames in Photoshop

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

How To : Create 2D procedural textures in LightWave

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 To : Use a 2D bitmap image as a background in Cinema 4D

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

How To : Convert 2D Photos Into 3D Models

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

How To : Convert from 2D to 3D in Adobe Photoshop CS4

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

How To : Turn A Flat 2D Image into 3D

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: .

How To : Digitally ink and painting for 2D animation

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

How To : Make a 2D paper jack-o'-lantern for Halloween

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

How To : Do multi-pass 2D compositing in C4D & Fusion 5

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

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

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

News : Minecraft, Meet Terraria

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

How To : Solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube

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

How To : Solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge puzzle

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

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

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

How To : Create the Matrix raining code effect in After Effects

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.

How To : Score Big with Simple 2-Letter Words in Scrabble

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

How To : Top 5 Free Wallpaper Apps for Your iPhone

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

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 : Create cartoon animation with After Effects

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

Gaming : The 9 Best Free Action Games for iPhone & Android

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

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 : Scan Your Face

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

How To : Create a glossy sphere in Illustrator

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

News : Paper-made Girls

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

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