Making Bats in 3d

How To : Make 3D Origami Bat

Here are instructions to make origami bat. You will need 383 black, 47 brown, 3 white and 2 red triangles. In the video below you'll see a map. Video: . The easiest part is making a body and a head, but the wings might take some of your nerves. So, I suggest to beginners to h ...more

How To : Make a 3D origami vampire/bat for beginners

No one would ever fear the sight of a vampire if they were this adorable. Part Dracula and part bat, this is a hybrid origami figure that attempts to intimidate but whose penguin-like figure and cuddliness gives him away as a sweetheart. If you're finding this vampire/bat as ...more

How To : Master Maya modeling by making a 3D airplane

Maya is arcane, complex, but incredibly powerful software. It is the industry standard for 3D modeling in games and film. This video for Maya beginners will teach you how to create a model of an airplane as a means of teaching you a lot of the basics of Maya. It is meant to be ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

How To : Become a cartoon animation master

Want to become a cartoon master? Want to make your own animations? Well, you've found the right place! This cartooner's free online interactive tutorial teaches you, step-by-step, how to draw and animate - the easy and fun way. There's even some shortcuts and animator's secre ...more

How To : Make a 3D scanner with free software

Scanners have been around for a while. They allow us scan photos and documents into digital versions that are a lot less susceptible to damage over time. But what if you want to digitize the memories of something that isn't 2D? With this hacker's how-to, you'll learn a method ...more

How To : Fold an inverted Stella Conica

Bored with boxes? No longer content with cranes? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an inverted stella conica from thirty sheets of paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper bat

Fold a paper bat! With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper bat using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own paper bats, wa ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardst ...more

How To : Use CGI in a live action film

CGI and live action shots get together in almost every big-budget Hollywood movie these days, but combining them in one shot can be challenging for the uninitiated. This video will teach you all about using CGI in live action films, including the use of 3D Studio Max, Blender, ...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 : Master 3D modeling in Maya by modeling a chair

Maya is the most powerful 3D modeling tool that most people are likely to have access to. This video will teach you some basic techniques for creating 3D models in the program by teaching you how to make a chair from scratch. It's not a very exciting chair, sure, but you have ...more

How To : Learn the Maya modeling basics by making a toy

Mastering the intricacies of 3D modeling in Maya can take a lifetime, or as close to a lifetime as anyone has had since Maya came out in. This video for Maya beginners will teach you the basics of modeling by walking you through modeling a toy rooster. The model doesn't look t ...more

How To : Create and work with polygons in Houdini 10

This clip presents a look at one of the basics of Houdini: Polygons - point, vertex and primitive data, smoothing and faceting, subdivision, removing inline points, orienting polygons and making polygons planar. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D producti ...more

How To : Build a bat box and get rid of insects

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

How To : Create depth map shadows in Maya 2011

Learn how to create depth map shadows when working within Maya 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Maya 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. F ...more

How To : Create level templates in Blender

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create level templates within Blender. 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 t ...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 : 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 : 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 : Use basic sculpting methods in Zbrush 3.1

Are you fed up using Zbrush? Are you just not cut out to be a 3D digital sculptor? Nah, all you need is a little practice. Check out this three-part Pixologic video tutorial on how to use the basics when sculpting a head. You'll see how to make the perfect 3D animated head, an ...more

How To : Set up OpenGL and GLUT on Linux for C++

Before you can start making awesome 3D games on your Linux computer using C++, then you're going to need to download and install these developer programs. This video lesson will show you how to download and set up OpenGL and GLUT for C++ on a computer running a Linux operating ...more

How To : Make a 3D animation in After Effects

Interested in animation? Start making 3d animations in After Effects with help from this tutorial. Learn how to get started making such animations with step-by-step instructions from this After Effects expert.

How To : Use shape keys to do 3D graphics in Blender

Shape keys are one of the most basic and important parts of making 3D graphics. This video will teach you how to use them in one popular 3D modeling suite: Blender. Also covered are how to apply your shape keys in animations and in the game engine that your graphics will be ru ...more

How To : Create objects in Blender 3D

Create three-dimensional objects in 3d-making software, Blender with help from this video tutorial. Learn the basics of how to get started making these animations with step-by-step instructions from this Blender expert.

How To : Add lighting to 3D scenes with OpenGL for C++

By now, you should know a few of the basics of programming with OpenGL and GLUT for C++ developing, like shapes, transformations, timers, and colors. Now it's time for lighting. Everything could look right in your 3D program or game, but if you're lighting isn't right, it's a ...more

How To : Make a 3D diamond sphere in Motion 3

Making a 3d sphere in Motion 3 can be tricky. Luckily, there's someone out there willing to help you. In this video, learn a show cut on creating a true three-dimensional sphere using cameras.

How To : Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3 ...more

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 : Use materials and lighting to make 3D models

Materials and lighting are two of the more basic elements of making good 3D models on the computer. This video teaches you how to use and manage these two important facets of a 3D model using Cheetah3D, Apple's popular free 3D editing suite.

How To : Set up OpenGL and GLUT on Mac for C++

To start making your own 3D games using C++, then you're going to need to download and install these developer programs. This video lesson will show you how to download and set up OpenGL and GLUT for C++ on a computer running a Mac operating system. After getting all of this ...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 : Create a 3D button in Flash

It's nice to add "depth" to a project -- generally by making something look 3D (or 3D-ish). This is a really easy tip for creating a 3D button in Flash and further goes into adding sounds and scaling the button.

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 : Draw a flower pot in Flash

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn to use Flash as a drawing tool, while making several pseudo-3D shapes, including a flower pot. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, and Free Transform Tool. Draw a flower pot in Flash. C ...more

How To : Model a basic sword in 3D using Metasequoia

The sword is a very oft-depicted item in video games and CGI-heavy movies, so making them in 3D is an important skill to have if you want to become a 3D artist. This video tutorial walks you through the process of modeling a basic sword using the 3D graphics suite Metasequoia. ...more

How To : Add texture to 3D objects with OpenGL for C++

By now, you should know a few of the basics of programming with OpenGL and GLUT for C++ developing, like shapes, transformations, timers, and colors. Now it's time for lighting. Everything could look right in your 3D program or game, but if you're lighting isn't right, it's a ...more

How To : Add colors to 3D scenes with OpenGL for C++

After you've learned the basics about shapes, transformations, and times, it's time to move onto learning the color scheme of things in the C++ programming language. You can't have a beautiful 3D game or program with out vibrant colors! This video lesson will show you how to a ...more

Weekly Tips #3 : Making a Build Dynamic

Sometimes, the part of architecture in minecraft that makes something really stand out is not the environment around the build, but the detail in the construction itself. More detail in a building makes that building more eye-pleasing and interesting to look at. However, even ...more

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