Custom Maps

How To : Install a custom Minecraft map on a server

if you've already seen this video and you are playing Minecraft on your own server, you're ready to start playing on custom maps. You can download maps here. Custom maps make playing Minecraft even more fun. Enjoying exploring these new worlds!

How To : Use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max. First, go to the material editor and add a custom map to it using a hardwood deck. Change the material to cedar fence, then change the size as you would like it. As you continue to edit the different su ...more

News : Minecraft Custom Map - Episode 1: The Wooden Room

DucksTheName and I try out a new custom puzzle/adventure map created by CubicDelight! We absolutely love this map, it's my personal favorite out of all the maps we've played in the past. More episodes will be coming! I had myself in creative for the first few minutes (derp). ...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

How To : Sculpt scales with Alpha Brushes in Blender 2.5

This sculpter's guide presents a look at how to create reptilian scales with alpha maps as a custom brush. The tutorial makes use of both Blender 2.5 and Photoshop. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a sea ...more

How To : Create and edit basic custom levels in StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2, like it's predecessor before it, has a very robust level editor that allows you, the DIY modder, to create nearly any scenario within the bounds of the Starcraft 2 engine that you could imagine. We have compiled videos on how to do all sorts of fun things with it, ...more

How To : Give units new abilities in the StarCraft 2 Editor

Starcraft 2, like so many modern games in this age of modding, has a really robust level editor that's going to extend the lifespan of the game for years. You can edit almost anything about any of the game's many units buildings and maps, and make the game however you want it ...more

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...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 Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Use Yahoo Maps AS3 API in Adobe Flex 3

This video tutorial series shows you how to use the Yahoo Maps AS3 API in Adobe Flex 3. This new API gives you the ability to place Yahoo maps directly into Adobe Flex 3. Mike Lively Director of Instructional Design at Northern Kentucky University will be taking you through th ...more

How To : Create & manipulate shape lights in 3ds Max 2010

In this clip, you'll see how to create custom shaped light sources using simple meshes and adding an Arch&Design shader to it to render the scene with Mental Ray. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint ...more

How To : Use traveling and luma mattes in Final Cut Pro

This video tutorial teaches you how to use Traveling Luma Matte in Final Cut Pro 6. To do this, you have to go to custom gradient. Open the "Find" option and type Custom Gradient or Gradient in the search field and click Find All. This will bring up a separate search window wi ...more

How To : Make crystal text in Sony Vegas

In this tutorial, we learn how to make crystal text in Sony Vegas. First, drag in your clip in the software, then right click on the track area and insert a new video track. Now, go to "custom", then "sony height map". On amplitude, change this to .76. On the first level, chan ...more

News : Get Inspired! 50 Breathtaking Bokeh Photographs

The clock is ticking! Pick up some bokeh tips or buy an app—whichever method you choose, you have until Monday, November 7th, 11:59pm PST to participate in this week's Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge. Below, 50 beautiful bokeh photographs to inspire your entry. Something He ...more

How To : Burn an Apple iLife iDVD project to a DVD

Once you have finished with your ' iDVD' project then you would like to burn it to make a DVD to share it with your family and friends. First of all you need to double check your project for finding any problem in it. To do this, you have to click the "map" button in the toolb ...more

Cheat Sheet : Keyboard Shortcuts for Both Mac & Windows

If you already have your basic keyboard shortcuts under control—we're talking classics here, Control-C (copy for PC) or Command-C (copy for Mac)—it's time to load up your memory bank. There are endless shortcuts available (truly endless—since you can customize them yourself), ...more

Altruistic Hacking : The Rise of the DIY Radiation Detector

Understandably, the tragedy in Japan has substantially risen the level of worldwide radiation-related hysteria. So much so, as an alternative to stampeding health food stores for iodine tablets, crafty individuals and organizations are hacking together personal radiation detec ...more

How To : The Ultimate Guide to Using Android Without Google

There have been some concerns with Google when it comes to how much personal information they track and all the things know about us. Of course, that's what makes Google services so useful, though — they can use that information to cater to each of us individually based on our ...more

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

Thanks to ever more powerful smartphones — the iPhone X with its advanced A11 processor and the Galaxy Note 8 powered by Snapdragon's 835 come to mind — the mobile industry is fast closing in on consoles and PCs with regards to gaming. Game developers have been aware of this f ...more

How To : 7 Tips to Help You Use Waze Like a Pro

Waze is the go-to navigation app for millions of drivers, and it's easy to see why. Benefits such crowd-sourced traffic data, police trap locations, and road work avoidance are just the tip of the iceberg. It can almost be overwhelming, but with these simple tips, you'll maste ...more

How To : The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Your iPhone

Cases and stickers are always great, but they aren't the only way to customize an iPhone. The software on your device is full of customization options, from a better-looking home screen and cooler lock screen wallpapers to app icon changes and a system-wide dark mode. There's ...more

News : How to Create Your Own Geofilters on Snapchat

Snapchat's Geofilters add a little flair to Snapchat, giving you the option to dress up your Snaps based on where you took them. They're so popular, in fact, that we even showed you how to pull Geofilters from locations outside of where you are. Now, Snapchat is letting busin ...more

News : 23 Exciting New Features & Changes in Android 10

2019's major Android update is a special one — it's the tenth full version of the world's most commonly used operating system. The upcoming release, which should be known as Android 10 (codename Android Q), has been released as a beta, and we're starting to dig in. While it is ...more

News : Always-Updated List of iOS App URL Scheme Names

If you've ever customized your app icons or played around with Workflow, you probably know how important URL scheme names are. Nearly all iOS apps assign themselves one of these names, and you need to know them if you want to add custom icons to your home screen or create a wo ...more

How To : Theme Android Apps Any Way You Want Using Resflux

Resflux is an Xposed mod developed by Julian Paolo Dayag, aka WisdomSky, that provides users with a straightforward and functional way to customize and theme almost every aspect of the packages (apps and system components) installed on their Android device. From within an eas ...more

News : 7 Features iOS 12 Stole from Android

The great thing about competition is it drives innovation. But when a company tries to one-up its competitor, it's not always with something brand new. Sometimes, one party will draw heavy inspiration from the other — but hey, it's still all good, because the consumers benefit ...more

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