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How To : Create a 3D extruded world map in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson on how to create a 3D extruded world in MAXON 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 v ...more

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 : 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 : Easily create a normal map in Maya

Creating beautiful 3D images in Maya is easier than doing so by hand, but not by much! This video will teach you how to use Maya to create a normal map form a high poly geometry easily using the render pass feature that came out in Maya 2009.

How To : Create an old burnt treasure map in Photoshop

In this free video tutorial provided by we will show you how to create a old burnt treasure map effect from scratch using Adobe Photoshop. Goto for high resolution viewing and more free video tutorials.

How To : Create maps for Team Fortress 2

This tutorial is a step by step guide on how to make maps for Team Fortress 2 (part of the Half Life 2: Orange Box) using Steam's Hammer program. Topics covered include: Creating brushes to make a simple room Making a skybox Creating respawn areas Creating a resupply locker, t ...more

How To : Create texture maps with Poser software

Learn how to create texture maps and apply them to figures using Poser rendering software with expert 3D animation and rendering tips in this free software tutorial video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Create texture maps with Poser software. Create texture maps with Poser soft ...more

How To : Create a survival mode map in Left 4 Dead 2

L4D2, or Left 4 Dead 2 for those unfamiliar with the game, is a great PC shooter with a really robust level editor. This video will teach you how to create a survival mode map in the editor, allowing you to bring your creativity to bear on improving your L4D2 experience. Text ...more

How To : Create a CSS-based image map in Adobe Dreamweaver

If you're designing a website but are uncomfortable slicing your interface up and reassembling it with CSS, or if you'd like to add easter-egg content to your site, then an image map might be a good option. And with Dreamweaver, the process is simple. In this two-part video t ...more

How To : Create personalized maps on Google Maps

Customize your directions on Google Maps. Drag and drop the default directions to your preferred roads or highways, get walking or public transit directions, route around traffic, or add multiple stops on your way. This video tutorial from Google will show you how to create p ...more

How To : Create depth map shadows in Maya 2011

Learn how to create depth map shadows when working within Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. F ...more

How To : Create cool backgrounds with Photoshop gradient maps

By experimenting with the Gradient Editor, you can create interesting backgrounds that can be used behind your portraits, in composites, etc. Create cool backgrounds with Photoshop gradient maps. Click through to watch this video on

How To : Create and use maps on a Nokia C5-03 mobile phone

Learn how to use Ovi Maps on your device. See your current location, find a place, plan a route, and more. The C5 is the first offering in Nokia's new "C" series of mobile phones. It runs on Nokia's Symbian OS and features a 2.2-inch screen and 3.2-megapixel camera. Want more? ...more

How To : Create XML mappings and transformations in MapForce

Learn how to use MapForce to map or transform XML data in a visual way, creating XSLT 1.0 or 2.0 transformation stylesheets, XQuery 1.0 documents, or program-code in Java or C# in this tutorial, which demonstrates a simple mapping from one XML schema to another. Take a look!

How To : Create wet maps in Houdini 10

This tutorial looks at how to create a map of the wetness left by a particle fluid, so that you can correctly render surfaces with a wet look. It looks at rendering out a point cloud with wetness information, and creating a bespoke shader to correctly render surface using the ...more

How To : Create a scavenge map in Left 4 Dead 2

One of the coolest parts about modern PC shooters is that most of them include level editors, allowing you to create the map of your dreams. This video will teach you how to make a scavenge game mode map in Left 4 Dead 2, Valve's zombie shooting fest from last year. Text tuto ...more

How To : Create concept maps in Inspiration 8

This tutorial on the companion Tech Ease for Mac site shows you how to use Inspiration to create concept maps that help you brainstorm and organize your ideas. The movies were recorded on a Mac, but Inspiration is a cross-platform program so the steps shown should work on the ...more

How To : Add a Speedometer to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps does a lot of things well, but one feature it's always been lacking is an on-screen speedometer. Well, now you can add one with Velociraptor, and you can even set it to alert you when you're traveling above the speed limit. While Velociraptor works in other naviga ...more

News : The Walls - PvP Survival Map

Video: . The Walls is a PvP survival map that takes back Minecraft to it's roots: crafting, surviving and creativity. The map is separated by giant sand walls, players start each on their own platforms and when the timer reach 00:00, the walls falls and the player can kill ea ...more

How To : Save Locations in Google Maps for Offline Use

Before heading out on a hike, or any excursion for that matter, it would be wise to take a map with you just in case you get lost while on your quest. But let's be realistic, few people are going to use a physical map—or even know how to obtain or read one—in this digital age ...more

How To : Make a custom map in Left 4 Dead

A map is a map is a map. Unless, of course, it's a map that you're using to navigate around Left 4 Dead. Having a customized map design lets you quickly find safety points, fellow players, and identify zombie locations so you don't, well, die. The tutorial is excellent for th ...more

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