Making a Model of a Volcano

How To : Make a miniature volcano model

This video shows you how to make an extremely realistic, miniature volcano. You can get the Ammonium Dichromate off of eBay for around $10 a pound; a pound will easily yield over 25 volcano demonstrations. This easy DIY pyrotechnic demo will amaze any audience. Don't you just ...more

How To : Make your own volcano model

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a volcano. The materials required are: baking soda, red food coloring and vinegar. For the base of the volcano, users will simply need to use a cup and cover it with some dough in a shape of a volcano. Now add 1-2 tsp of baking ...more

How To : Build and make an erupting volcano model at home

Hmm... wondering what to do with a lazy Sunday afternoon? Why not build a volcano that can erupt? Have fun and make a mess, all in the name of science! You Will Need: • 6 c. flour • 2 c. salt • 1 c. water • Small plastic bottle • Baking sheet • Acrylic paint • Paint br ...more

How To : Build a model volcano

This is a bare bones science experiment using only items that would be sitting around the average household. Set up, research, and clean up of this volcano experiment will take under five minutes. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a model volcano. All you need is ...more

How To : Make a Yamaha papercraft motorcycle YZR-M1

Learn how to make your very own Japanese Yamaha paper craft motorcycle YZR-M1! These easy-to-follow instructional paper craft video clips explain everything from basic paper craft techniques and how to make major parts of the realistic paper crafts, right up to the final assem ...more

How To : Sculpt the details of a shoe in 3D using Zbrush

This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers some basic techniques for using Zbrush to sculpt the details of a 3D model of a shoe. He already has a basic model of a shoe when he begins, so you should be at the level where you can sculpt that before you watc ...more

How To : Do a cool volcano experiment at home

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to do a cool volcano experiment at home. You will need a bottle of tonic water, mentos and some paper. Wrap the paper around the mentos to make a tube for releasing the mentos in to the bottle. Now pour about half a packet of ...more

How To : Use LOD (level of detail) groups in Maya

This video, from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein, will teach you how to use one of the many powerful features in Maya to manipulate you 3D models. Specifically, it will teach you how to use the LOD (level of detail) tool in order to control how much of your model loa ...more

How To : Make foam box miniature mountains

A quick and inexpensive method of making highly detailed miniature landscapes for model railways, diorama's or garden sculptures. This is a vivid scenery design lesson perfect for your train scenes or other mountain scapes.

How To : Fold an erupting origami volcano

This video is about making an origami of a volcano. The video begins with aliMcRose talking about the geographical formations of Japan and then she shows a finished origami. The materials required are one piece of two sided paper and a pair of scissors. Fold the piece of paper ...more

How To : Color match and apply Luminess Air airbrush makeup

Photo retouchers can do a lot with Photoshop, from making a so-so gal look like a model to virtually applying makeup and cleaning up ugly cellulite. But don't you wish you could look perfectly airbrushed at the first take? If you want flawless, airbrushed skin, look no furthe ...more

How To : Cut and style a modern poufy bob haircut

Does a bob haircut remind you of flappers from the 1920's? Originally, the hairstyle (as worn by flappers) was meant to be an androgynous cut, boyish in length and style. But that doesn't mean you can't sex it up for your own needs. Check out this video to learn how to cut an ...more

How To : Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

This extensive video series is all about making your own simple steam engine and boat, which is known variously as the "putt-putt" or "pop-pop" boat. Science Toy Maker gives the full details on making your own homemade steam engine model boat, which is similar to the one seen ...more

How To : Model a head in 3D Studio Max

Making a head is hard enough with pen and pencil or with clay. Doing it in a 3D graphics program can seem impossible. This video is here to prove that such is not the case. Its eleven parts feature incredibly detailed instructions for modeling a human head using 3D Studio Max, ...more

How To : Build a building in Google SketchUp

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

How To : Model a natural environment in 3D Studio Max 2010

See how to model a natural landscape within 3ds Max 2010 using the Displace modifier, a few simple primitives and some procedural maps nested in a precise way using the Composite map. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looki ...more

How To : Model basic cloth using Reactor in 3D Studio MAX

Creating a good 3D model in 3D Studio MAX is hard enough. Now I've got to model clothes onto them too? Why can't all 3D game characters be naked? Once you've resolved that debate in your head, watch this video. It will show you how to use the Reactor cloth system within 3DS M ...more

How To : Create a low-poly model of a tree in Blender

This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely ...more

How To : Make a detailed nose model in 3D Studio Max

The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and cannot be obscured by sunglasses or hats like the eyes and hair. This two-part video will show you how to add detail to the nose of a 3D model of a human head using 3D Studio Max. You have to have a face already for this ...more

How To : Model a guitar using 3DS Max

For beginners, learning the intricacies of modeling 3D art can seem insurmountable. This video for 3D beginners is here to help you through it. Its four parts are a detailed and slow walkthrough for making low poly BC Rich guitar with splines using 3D Studio Max, a popular 3D ...more

How To : Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more

How To : Origami a beautiful origami lotus flower

Lotus flowers have long been a symbol of longevity, balance, and peace. Find your own center even amidst bustling work schedules, kid play dates, and workday commutes by crafting a lotus flower. Whether you keep it on your desk as a reminder to breathe or simply enjoy the pea ...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 a dolphin in Maya

In this 3D modeling software series you will learn how to model organically with polygons in Maya. For this example, you will learn how to model a dolphin. PART 1: we go over the beginning steps of modeling a dolphin with polygons. We cover how to split the model in half from ...more

How To : Make scaled maps in Sandbox 2 for the game Crysis

So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more

How To : Hand lay scaled model railroad turnouts

Need a new hobby? How about railroad modeling? You can turn a full sized train and rail transport into a scaled model for you to enjoy. Model railroading is a hobby that requires attention to detail, so no slackers here, please. Watch this video tutorial to see how to hand la ...more

How To : Build an EPP foam RC airplane

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.

How To : Cut an EPP foam UFO Roswell Delta

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

How To : Build war game terrain with foam

Watch this instructional model making video to begin making war game terrain out of foam. This video introduces different types of foam and the varying strengths of high density foam. It's also possible to cast plaster molds with foam. Use foam as the basic structure for war g ...more

How To : Cast polyurethane molds

Check out these videos to learn how to cast simple polyurethane molds to for use in model-making, film special effects, fine art, and craft applications. This video does not cover making molds just casting in polyurethane. Part 1 of 2 - How to Cast polyurethane molds. Part 2 ...more

How To : Make miniature tile flooring at 15mm scale

Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature plaster tile flooring for war game terrain. Add a thin layer of plaster for a smooth level floor for your game piece or diorama. The layer of plaster simulates concrete as is, or you can etch in tiles while the plas ...more

How To : Make roof thatching and tree material for dioramas

Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature roof thatching and tree material for dioramas, architectural models, Warhammer and game terrain. There are several kinds of scouring pads, craft fiber sheets, and fibers for constructing miniature trees and bushes. ...more

How To : Make plaster brickwork for miniatures

Here is one method of making model brickwork and detailing wood for dioramas and miniature game terrain. Carve some light lines into a flat piece of balsa wood and coat it with a thin layer of plaster. This simple trick creates a realistic brickwork effect for miniature dioram ...more

How To : Set-up a workspace for building models

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

How To : Make a classic science experiment volcano project

Make Your Own Erupting Volcano! This is a classic experiment and it is very easy to do at home. So after you watch it - TRY IT! All you need is some kind of volcano that you can make, and then a little vinegar and some baking soda from the supermarket. This demonstration show ...more

How To : Make your own model airplane

On YouTube-irDescent you find a simple way to make your own model of a gliding airplane. The instructor begins by giving some information on how birds inspired the inventing of airplanes. Some clips of flying birds are shown. She also explains all of the general parts of the a ...more

How To : Build a Halo Ghost out of Legos

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

How To : Animate a basic walk cycle for a biped in 3ds Max

Making a 3D model bipedal character walk is one of the most basic and necessary things that you can do to them. If you are going to use them in a movie or game, chances are they will have to move themselves from one place to another right? This video will teach you how to crea ...more

How To : Make a 3D model of a rim and tire

Drawing cars is one of the most fun and practical things that a 3D artist can spend their time on and get employed doing. This video is a walkthrough for making a 3D model of a rim and tire of a car. It should be good practice for getting you ready to start designing your own ...more

How To : Build a cool cardboard RC airplane

Model airplanes are cool and all, but making them out of your typical 8 1/2 X 11 printer paper isn't going to cut it for long, especially if any sort of rain or misplaced foot is involved. Make your awesome model airplanes even more awesome by crafting them out of sturdy cardb ...more

How To : Make elephant toothpaste with H2O2 and Nal

Making a Elephant Toothpaste Volcano! Dr. Carlson is demonstrating rates of chemical reactions in his video. He takes a solution of 3 % Hydrogen Peroxide and some dish soap and adds Sodium Iodine to the graduated beaker and we get a slow reaction of the two major chemicals. H ...more

How To : Remember the parts of the cell

Are you much for science? Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Endoplasmic reticulum. Organelle. These words might sound alien, but breaking down the parts of a cell and their functions will help you remember. This is one of the best ways for cell identification, and it's perfect for science c ...more

How To : Gather tools for building miniatures

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

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/18 - 01/24)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. More amazing community contributions this w ...more

How To : Model a rim for a car using 3D Studio Max 2008

Making a car takes a lot of time, money, and mechanical knowledge. If you don't have those things, plus the motivation to do so, why not make a 3D model of one? This two-part video will teach you how to make a 3D model of the rim of a car, the most important part depending on ...more

How To : Remove wrinkles from photos using Photoshop

Wrinkles are one of the facial features that people most want to cleanse themselves of, be that via facelifts or simply by retouching their photos. This video demonstrates how to do the latter using Photoshop, using Hillary Clinton's face as a model. Remove your wrinkles witho ...more

How To : Origami a nice swan

Origami isn't just folding paper, it's a form of art. So, if you want to try a new creative way to express yourself, and if you like birds, try out this tutorial on folding an origami paper swan. Graceful and elegant, a swan is the perfect subject for the graceful and elegant ...more

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