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How To : Get started using ThinkingParticles in Cinema 4D

Looking to get your start with ThinkingParticles? This exhaustive six-part video series presents a "gentle" introduction to using the ThinkingParticles rule-based particle system within Cinema 4D. For complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using ThinkingPartic ...more

How To : Create a surface from a particle stream in Houdini

In the following series of videos we will establish a particle stream that is then used to create a surface that evolves over time in Houdini 9 software. Part 1 covers Surface From Particle Stream: This is a very simple introduction to how a stamp function is defined in a copy ...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 : Model the feathery wings of a bird in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 Video tutorial presents an overview of using the particle hair system to create downey feathers, then using the duplifaces technique to add the longer feathers, as well as their texturing and a quick rig setup. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's po ...more

How To : Use Thinking Particles in Cinema 4D

Learn how to use Thinking Particles in Cinema 4D. Working with these programs could be pretty complicated if you're not sure what you're doing, but this two-part tutorial covers some important topics when using Thinking Particles. As the name suggests, it is a particle-based s ...more

How To : Create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine

In this software tutorial you will learn how to create an island terrain in Unity 3D game engine. PART 1 covers creating a new project and exploring the interface. PART 2 covers terrain extrusion and texturing. PART 3 covers Trees and further environment topography. PART 4 cov ...more

How To : Bounce particles in Particular After Effects plugin

Trapcode's Particular is a powerful 3D particle system AFter Effects plugin that creates a wide range of effects — from natural smoke and explosions to geometric or organic abstract elements. In this Particular tutorial you will learn how to bounce particles on a 3D layer in a ...more

How To : Simulate air flow over an object in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to simulate airflow over an object by using the After Effects CS3 puppet tools with a particle system. Simulate air flow over an object in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativeco ...more

How To : Import a background into particleIllusion

ParticleIllusion (pIllusion for short) is a stand-alone computer graphics application which allows users to create animated graphic bases on the particle system technique. In this particleIllusion video tutorial you will learn to import a background. The background could be st ...more

How To : Copy stamp in Houdini 9

In this video tutorial you will learn about a very powerful feature in Houdini called Copy Stamping. This is a very simple introduction to how a stamp function is defined in a copy sop. We then generate a series of stamp functions applied to a box, copied to a stationary grid ...more

How To : Use the Krakatoa plugin in 3D Studio Max

Watch this series of video tutorials to see how the particle rendering system Krakatoa from Frantic Films works. Krakatoa is a high-volume point-based particle rendering, manipulation and management toolkit available as a plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max running on Windows. Krakat ...more

News : HoloLens Challenge #16 Winner Brings the Cowbell

James Ashley, Atlanta-based Microsoft MVP and author of Beginning Kinect Programming with Microsoft Kinect, has been running monthly challenges since around the release of the HoloLens Developers Kits. Each month, those of us who follow what happens in the community can look f ...more

How To : Setup dynamics and particles in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 video series, you will take a look at the new dynamics shelf tools and see how easy it is to create fairly complex simulations very quickly. A demonstration of how to setup dynamics and particles, working together, within the 3d viewport. It will cover pin co ...more

How To : Use micro-misters for drip irrigation systems

Micro misters allow for low volume of water over a wide area. They give good moisture coverage. Systems can be pulled up, changed and made into what you need it to be. Keep potted plants separate from other plants. They should have their own system. There is a system to encour ...more

How To : Model particle dispersion in 3D Studio MAX

The teapot dispersion method is a standard technique for teaching particle dispersion in 3D Studio MAX. This three-part video seeks to use the infamous example to explain particle dispersion as effectively as possible. It explains basic particle systems and material animation ...more

How To : Create a 3D blowing leaf animation in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to create a simple scene of blowing leaves. This technique makes good use of alpha mapped leaves, particle systems and a particle instance modifier to achieve the result. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer ...more

How To : Use the Unreal Tournament 3 level editor

A basic tutorial on using the level editor in Unreal Tournament 3 to create custom playable Death Match levels and maps. This tutorial series covers: Navigation ,Kismet, Matinee, Bot Pathing, Level Construction, Texturing, Triggers, Cooking Maps, Particle Systems, Materials, a ...more

How To : Paint instance objects in Blender

This tutorial teaches how to use Blender’s particles system to “paint” instanced objects onto mesh surfaces. Similar to Maya’s “Paint Effects,” though not nearly as powerful, it’s a very nice way to fill a scene with flowers, vegetation, rocks, pebbles, gravel, debris, etc. Wh ...more

How To : Set up drip irrigation for a container garden

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows how to install a drip irrigation system in a container garden for growing herbs and vegetables. Container plants also need more fertilizer. First, at the spigot, connect a manifold/timer with a fertilizer dispenser and a filter to remove pa ...more

Metro 2033 : Eye Candy

Picked up Metro 2033 from the Steam Sale. Wow is it pretty. At 1080p with DX11 and gorgeously detailed, it's hard to not stop and stare at every single thing! I wish there was a way to somehow convey this feeling.. Something like that. Beside the amazingly detailed texture wo ...more

How To : Etch a drinking glass

In order to etch a drinking glass, you will need the following: a dremel or a glass engraver, a glass, and a template. You will need to be wearing your safety equipment, in order to protect your eyes and respiratory system from glass particles. Make a template. You will need ...more

How To : Have an allergy-free home

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, there are some simple ways to make your home more hospitable. Step 1: Lower the pollen count Use high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to capture airborne particles such as pollen. Use one filter in your bedr ...more

News : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

How To : Repair Cracks in Your Asphalt Driveway

Weather - there's no escaping it! Mother Nature can be hard on asphalt: if you live in an area where there are extreme weather changes from season to season then your asphalt will eventually become damaged. As the ground freezes and thaws there is movement that flexes the asph ...more

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