Lighting for Studio Still Objects

How To : Create a photo studio lighting setup in modo

This illuminating video tutorial presents instructions on how to create a studio-style lighting setup within modo 401. Whether you're new to Luxology's popular 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you' ...more

How To : Apply lighting to 3D objects in Blender

This clip covers the very basics of how lighting works within the Blender 3D modeling app. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're ...more

How To : Map multi-sub objects in 3D Studio Max

This video tutorial is in the Software category which will show you how to map multi-sub objects in 3D Studio Max. What this means is you can apply two textures to a single 3D object. First you select the 3D object, say a box and go to editor > standard > multi sub-object > OK ...more

How To : Create underwater lighting in 3D Studio Max

See how to simulate underwater lighting and caustic illumination within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video t ...more

How To : Use barn door lighting in your studio

Ben for Mechanical Mashup demonstrates how to build a barn door halogen light system for a studio and how to establish right triangles and parallel lined without a square. It is quiet expensive to buy a barn doors according Ben, so it could be built by us. These barn doors can ...more

How To : Photograph shiny metal and reflections

Watch this instructional photography video that introduces a very important principle (the law of reflection) when applied to photographing shiny objects in the studio. Learn the very most important, most basic principles of lighting. The angle of incidence equals the angle of ...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

News : Facebook Introduces AR Platform at F8

During his opening address on April 18 at F8, Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched the company's augmented reality platform centered on artificial intelligence-powered cameras. The new AR platform will allow developers to display information, add digi ...more

How To : Create object arrays in 3D Studio Max 2010

See how to create arrays of objects in 3D Studio Max. While there are a variety of methods for generating object arrays, this clip looks at two of the faster methods for creating 1D, 2D & 3D arrays. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D ar ...more

How To : Learn studio product photography tricks

This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores various studio photography tricks. Whether shooting products or people, the whole reason for studio lighting is to be able to define the things you want to define and to minimize the things you don't want to see ...more

How To : Use physically-based rendering in Houdini 10

This four-part guide presents an introduction to physically-based rendering in Houdini 10, covering what PBR will and won't do for you, sampling settings, environment lighting, objects as lights, shaders, issues with specular highlights. Whether you're new to Side Effects Soft ...more

How To : Photograph your dog or any other pet like a pro

Dogs and pets make beautiful portrait subjects, but they can be difficult to photograph. In this video, learn exactly how to set up your surroundings, lighting and camera to take your best animal picture. This tutorial will teach you a photography technique that you can use to ...more

How To : Use the Symmetry Modifier tool in 3ds Max 2010

This quick tutorial offers an overview of the 3D Studio Max Symmetry Modifier tool, a highly efficient means of modeling symmetrical objects. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the ap ...more

How To : Create a realistic scene in Zbrush and Maya

Using Zbrush Jason makes very high resolution textures then adds them to objects in a scene in Maya. You'll also learn how to create lighting to add realism to the scene. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60+ minute tutorial. A download link ...more

How To : Prevent indoor lighting problems

Prevent indoor lighting problems with these great tips. -When a window is behind the object, bring lights closer to object or use a reflector using the light from the window to create a 3 point lighting effect. -To conceal someone's identity, eliminate all lighting and use a ...more

How To : Make your own green screen studio and key it out

Want to learn how you can make some awesome YouTube videos of your own? Maybe your own Internet show or maybe even a short indie film... well, one way to make things easy is a green screen. This two-part video tutorial will show you how to make your own green screen studio and ...more

How To : Box model a jet in 3DS Max for PaperVision3D

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

How To : Light a '57 Chevy in the photo studio

Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a '57 Chevy in a photo studio. This is a beautiful car, but it prevents some challenges in photographing the shiny paint and chrome surface. In this tutorial, experiment how to set up the lig ...more

How To : Do flawless, streak-free makeup for photos

Even if you're a pro at doing makeup for school and for special events, doing makeup for photos is a whole other ballpark. Whether you're taking photographs with flash or with soft studio lighting, how the camera lens sees your face is very different from how the naked eye see ...more

How To : Render a 3D model of a car within modo

Learn how to go about rendering a car within modo. This clip discusses basic shader creation, studio lighting setup and how to approach to every single material using shader trees, raytracing with blurry reflection and global illuminations. What's more, you'll see how to creat ...more

How To : Set up basic lights for photography

This sequence of videos provides a tutorial on how to set up basic studio lighting in many settings. With these photography techniques, you will be able to create a variety of wonderful portraits with various lighting techniques. Part 1 of 8 - How to Set up basic lights for ph ...more

How To : Customize emitter objects in 3ds Max

You can learn how to customize emitter objects in 3D Studio Max. When you turn the omni off, your screen will become completely black. By changing the face reduce, you can adjust the amount of emitters.

How To : Move, rotate, and scale objects in 3ds Max 8

Transforms are a fundamental part of 3D graphics. It's important to know this well before moving on to making perfect 3D models with 3ds Max. So, check out this video tutorial to see how to move, rotate, and scale objects in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max, the graphic digital modeli ...more

How To : Texture in 3ds Max

The third dimension has finally arrived to internet browsing! Be sure to catch the wave of innovation with this series of tutorials. Initially, we'll be examining the importance of texturing basic 3D objects. Watch as the almost magical effects of texturing in 3ds Max transfor ...more

How To : Light a portrait for photography

Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, but follow a few basic guidelines and you'll set the scene for a beautiful and professional shot. You Will Need * Work or studio space * A camera * A tripod * A backdrop or natural environment * Lighting equipment (preferably two light ...more

How To : Build a diffusion panel as photorgraphy equipment

A diffusion panel helps to create soft lighting in a photography studio. Learn how to save money by building a diffusion panel in this free studio photography video from a professional photographer. Part 1 of 12 - How to Build a diffusion panel as photorgraphy equipment. Build ...more

How To : Use the volume selection modifier in 3ds Max

In this 3D software tutorial you will learn how to use the volume selection modifier in 3ds Max. The volume selection modifier is great for affecting regions of a polygon. This 3D Studio Max modeling tutorial covers how to use proxy objects to keep an active selection set. Use ...more

How To : Export objects from 3ds Max into the game Crysis

This six-part 3ds Max video tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of exporting from 3D Studio Max into the award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis. You'll see how to take an MD 500 helicopter and prepare it inside 3D Studi ...more

How To : Snap and move with dimensions in 3ds Max

How does one snap in Autodesk's 3ds Max and how can one move things dimensionally? This 3ds Max video tutorial explains both of these questions as well as angle snaps and axis constraints. Topics Covered are Snapping, Angle Snaps, Axis Constraints, Absolute World vs. Offset w ...more

How To : Set up an artist's studio

Renting is only half the battle – setting up an artist’s studio demands patience and preparation. Learn how to set up an artist's studio with this how to video. You Will Need * Fans for ventilation * Art supplies * A stool * A desk * Lights * A portable stereo * White paint * ...more

How To : Photograph a cake like a pro

Photograph cakes like a professional by viewing this informative video. A visit to a professional food photographer's studio discusses briefly the basic philosophy behind cake photography, preparation, visual elements & props, establishing mood, framing the cake, lighting the ...more

How To : Select objects in 3ds Max 8

In this 3ds Max video tutorial, you'll learn how to select objects or shape in the scene and also the many different ways to do so in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max digital graphic modeling software. You'll learn about free form, paint, and more.

How To : Use the patch deform modifier in 3ds Max

The PatchDeform modifier in 3ds Max deforms an object based on the contours of a patch object. This modifier works similarly to the PathDeform modifier, but uses a quad-based patch object instead of a spline shape or NURBS curve path. Patch Deform is a great tool for mapping g ...more

How To : Use studio flashes and modifiers for photography

The appropriate lighting in photography can make the difference between an average photograph and a great photograph. Get a better understanding of how to create the perfect lighting for your photograph from a professional photographer in this free photography video series. Pa ...more

How To : Use photometric lights in 3ds Max 8

Yes, this 3ds Max video tutorial will show you modelers and digital animators how to add more believability to your lighting with physically accurate lights, as in photometric lights, so enjoy. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering ...more

How To : Animate highlights in After Effects

Sometimes you don't always get perfect lighting when shooting an object or scene. If you need more highlights to define your objects, this After Effects tutorial can help. Learn how to create animated highlights to position over an image, logo, or entire video clip in After Ef ...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

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