Autodesk Maya, affectionately known as just Maya to its users, is a 3D computer graphics software that makes it easy to create impressive, realistic models of real-life - or imagined - objects. Super useful for graphic designers, film makers and web designers, the program is o ...more
How to Make Model of Building or House
You don't have to have an authentic 2-dimensional CAD drawing to model a house or building in SketchUp, all you really need is a floor plan or good image. If you don't have a CAD drawing to use to create your SketchUp model, learn how you can take an image of any floor plan an ...more
This video series will help you get started learning SketchUp by showing you how to make a dog house. The videos correspond to chapter 3 of Google SketchUp for Dummies. In PART ONE you build the model, PART TWO you slap on some paint, and in PART THREE you switch on the sun (c ...more
In the past, to see a pre-constructed state of the house that you would one day live in, you had to be able to read blueprints or hire an artist to sketch it out. Later came the ability to have a 3D rendering of that house on a screen, but you'd still have to work hard to envi ...more
Whenever a new project comes their way, many people tend to go out to the store in order to buy all the parts they need instead of checking what they already have. This can be costly and can easily be avoided if they do find certain items lying around the house. In this tutor ...more
In this video, we learn how to add texture to a model house in 3D Studio Max. After you have created the model, press 7 on your keyboard. This will activate a new menu telling you how many polygons are in your model. Then, edit the edges and remove them so you have less polygo ...more
Mountain bluebirds are absolutely beautiful creatures. If you are an avid birdwatcher or are just looking to beautify your yard, have a look at this tutorial. This video will show you the best tips and advice on attracting bluebirds. To attract mountain bluebirds, place bird h ...more
Whether you're a Maya (AKA Autodesk Maya) beginner or seasoned veteran, modeling a realistic house using the 3D graphic design software is a great course on how to use your vectors and a variety of Maya tools. Whether you are an interior designer, architect or are just trying ...more
In this two-part tutorial series, you'll learn how to unwrap a building in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served ...more
Make a toy house out of wooden building blocks. You'll need one square block for the body of the house and a triangular prism for the roof. You'll also need paint in several colors and a paint brush, as well as glue and a black marker.
New to Maya (AKA Autodesk Maya)? Not to worry. This tutorial will save your day! Not only will you learn how to use all the basic tools in the graphic design software, but you will also create your first impressive 3D model - a house made from polygon shapes. This simple hous ...more
If you're building a house model, or if you're just looking for a quick and fun model to make, give the refrigerator a try! With a full swinging door, it's made to size so any minifigure will have access to it with a believable scale. In this video you will get a glimpse of ea ...more
If you're building a great, accurate house model, and are looking to add some furniture to the home, the master bedroom is going to need a bed. Where will your minifigs sleep if they don't have a bed? In this great video you will get a brief glimpse at the bricks that you will ...more
Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your ow ...more
What's a house model if you don't have a couch in the living room, right? Where would the minifigures sit to watch TV? Can't be on the floor! In this video you will get a quick glimpse of the different bricks that you will need to complete the model as well as a detailed tutor ...more
This video shows you how to make your own airzooka with supplies found around the house. By no means is this the definitive model you can build, it just a start. Things can always be improved. It is just as powerful as the other ones. It's just not as pretty.
When you're making a restaurant, or a house, or any other somewhat modern Lego model, one way to make the interior (or exterior for that matter) come to life is by making furniture, and what better way to start than with a table with a striped table cloth on it? In this great ...more
This software tutorial series teaches you how to box model in 3DS Max. Specifically, you will learn the basics of box modeling in 3D Studio Max, then box model a jet and animate it for PaperVision3D. PART 1: covers the basics of shapes and objects and do a review of keyboard s ...more
It's fitting that students at the University of Washington can catch a glimpse of the new, 135,000 square-foot computer science building in augmented reality before construction is completed. The university's contractor for the project, Mortenson Construction, has built a mob ...more
Wouldn't it be nice to just sit at your buddy's house, plug into his network, and see exactly what he's doing? What if it was as easy as that? What makes packet sniffers like Wireshark such potent tools is that a majority of local area networks (LANs) are based on the shared E ...more
For lazy children, winter snow means snowball fights, snowmen and snow days. For lazy homeowners, it can mean leaky roofs and costly repairs. Fortunately, where snowy roofs are concerned, a little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way. As you're probably already w ...more
DIY Guide to building a birdhouse. This easy to make bird box can be built in 1 day out of one 6 foot long 1" by 6" plank of cedar. Attract more wild birds into your garden (or provide for those already there).
When starting out in Minecraft, the first thing you focus on is creating a shelter to seal yourself into to make it through the first night without getting eaten by a zombie or shot to death by a skeleton. But if you want something a little more conventional, try building a ho ...more
Building a house in Minecraft is easy, but what if you want to build that house or building underwater? This guide will take you through the process of constructing a building underwater using the Poncho Pack mod in Minecraft 1.8 Download Poncho Pack 4.9
Are your hobbies building model trains? Well, I hope you are building your own model sets the way you want to, but if you're stumped in the model railroading process, check out this nine-part video tutorial to see how to model railroad scenery using extruded foam. If you aren' ...more
Create a beautiful house or building and cover it in long vines or plants after watching this guide on how to attah and grow hanging vines off of blocks in Minecraft 1.8. Soon your Minecraft world will have that beautiful garden you've always wanted.
If your yard is full of pests in the summertime that you can't get rid of, consider building a bat box. Bats are great animals - they eat any unwanted insects and only come out at night so they don't bother anyone. By building a bat box, you will invite bats into your yard and ...more
Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492. In most of the New World, it's celebrated on the 12th of October, the day Columbus actually discovered the Bahamas. But in the United States, the holiday is observed on the second Monday in October. ...more
Tim Carter of Ask the Builder demonstrates the basics of a framing square. Tim shows how to make the marks for a simple roof rafter. A simple tool like a framing square can help with laying out cuts for building a swing set or play house. The framing square is good for making ...more
Papa Tom teaches veiwers how to easily make a terra cotta roof for a realistic looking house for a diorama or school project. This is easy to do and provides incredibly realistic finishing touch to any plain old miniature building.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more
How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more
If you're at the point where you need to start ballasting your model railroad track, then you might want to check out this video tutorial on wiring. Learn how to wire your model railroad track. So, see how to run the feeder cables to power up your ballasts to power up your mi ...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
Most people have tons of gadgets laying around the house these days, and they all need to be charged. Let the Wood Whisperer take you through the process of building a gadget station for all your favorite electronics. From laptops to cell phones, this gadget station will hold ...more
You've done it, I've done it, almost everyone who owns a car has done it: they've gone an locked themselves out. Well, this good how-to shows how to get back into your older model car with nothing more than a coat hanger. It will requre some trial and error to get it done, but ...more
Light up your keyboard with this illuminating tutorial from Make Magazine's Kipkay. To get started on this hack, which should take roughly a half an hour and cost no more than $5, you'll need the following: (1) a regular computer keyboard (most any model will do), (2) a screwd ...more
Just take a piece of square paper, and fold along with this video to get a paper bat! Memorize it (it's really easy!) and show off your skills at your next Halloween party - or use it as decoration, whether for your costume, or the house. Using paper that's black on one side a ...more
A tutorial covering a classic rigid body simulation of ball crashing through a wall of bricks. The first two parts cover building a (procedural) brick wall, and the final two parts cover converting it into a RBD simulation. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular ...more
Build model planes that actually fly! Learn how to set up a workspace for making radio control scale models in this free model making hobby video from an aviation expert and experienced model maker. Part 1 of 15 - How to Set-up a workspace for building models. Set-up a workspa ...more
If you're building an office model, or are looking to add a little something extra to a street model, you might give this great vending machine model a try! In this detailed video from brickboys518 you will get brief over view of the bricks that you will need for the model and ...more
Ace Hardware guides you through the building of a dog house. Learn how to measure and cut wood to build a dog house. You may want to adjust the measurements if your dog is bigger or smaller than average. Build a dog house. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com
This is the second version of 'How to build a Custom Built Model Rocket' with requested corrections. This guidelines provide you with both written and demonstrative instructions. Enjoy building your very own Custom Model Rocket from scratch and have fun with model rocketing.
Today, I made a dirt house... with redstone! This is my self building village, including a self building dirt house as requested :) If you have any more requests, leave a comment below! Texture Pack: Sphax PureBDCraft 512x Shaders: OPTIFINE? HD and Sonic Ether's Unbelievable ...more
You can easily attach garages to your foundation homes when you're building a house in Sims 3! You'll need to open up the cheat editor first, but you only need to enter a few commands to make the garage work with the rest of the house.
It's one thing to learn how to model a building in SketchUp, and if you are a new SketchUp user you may not remember that multi-level buildings will need a staircase! Mike demonstrates a few different methods to create both standard and spiral staircases in this SketchUp 6 tut ...more
This Rhino software tutorial covers how to use implicit and explicit history (Grasshopper) to model a building massing. Learn how to create a spline tower from control curves in Rhino with the help of implicit and explicit history tools. This Rhino 3D tutorial is best viewed f ...more
Got into some holiday spirit by building a gingerbread house with my family. Merry Christmas, everyone! Shot with Instagram for iPhone. If you haven't already, there's still plenty of time for you to submit an entry for the Holiday Challenge before it ends on Monday, Decembe ...more
Watch this instructional model making video for a demonstration on how to use a foam cutter to cut a flying wing delta. The foam UFO Roswell Delta is a durable model. You may need your own set of instructions to complete this model airplane project, but the visual guidelines p ...more
You can save money and the environment by building a pet house out of eco-friendly materials. The doghouse in this how to video is built on the same green principles as a human home. Watch and learn how easy it is use recycled materials for your dog's house.
The Ghost is one of the most important vehicles in the Halo universe, allowing the Covenant forces to move quickly and dangerously across any environment. This video features detailed instructions for building a model of a Ghost yourself out of Lego blocks. Warning: you need ...more
My friend started a minecraft world yesterday (The World in the Air, Seed -1784338777788894343) As anyone would do, he punched trees, then made a little "house" to wait out the night. As any minecrafter WOULDN'T do, he went outside. In the dark. At night. Luckily he wasn't ful ...more
Books, books and more books — we've had that problem for years. Books stored in boxes in the closet, books in the attic and some in the basement that eventually became ruined. In this DIY video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for building pine bookcases to hous ...more
Shell out a mere two grand and you can build yourself your very own operating airplane. Back in 1928, Bernard H. Pietenpol decided everybody should have the option of personal flight. So Pietenpol drew up the plans for the Pietenpol AirCamper, and guess what? His family is sti ...more
10-28 Update Animals Robot Cow - 105xp. Makes Robot Calf Witch Cat - 70xp Building The haunted house that gives candy is now storable, click on it for the option. Haunted Castle - 10x9 units Decorations Raven - 1x1 units Gargoyle Gate - 1x5 Wizard Gnome - 1x1 units ...more
Whether you're building a lawn display or a haunted house for Halloween, this how-to video shows the process of building a creepy troll prop. These building tips can be used for any kind of humanoid prop building, if trolls aren't what you're going for. Check out this video pr ...more
Watch this instructional model making video to begin building an RC airplane out of EPP foam. You may need to use your own set of instructions to complete this model, but the visual guidelines provide helpful tips for making a smooth, aerodynamic foam airplane.
Check out this Terraria guide to learn how to bring a hellforge straight from the underworld to your house. This video contains instructions for finding hellforge brick and building a hellforge in your own house in Terraria. Watch and learn.
In my tutorials, I often talk about the things you can do to improve your builds in Minecraft. However, this time I'm covering 5 things you should never do in your builds. These tips will improve your projects because they help you avoid making mistakes that can leave your con ...more
Aesthetic Houses: What are they? If you've played Minecraft for some time now, you most surely know how hard it is to build a great looking house to live in, that meets both your vision of your dream house and expectations for functionality. This brings us to the definition: ...more