This video tutorial shows you how to cut holes in mesh objects when using Blender 3D. This is important to know when building complex models from basic shapes. Cut Meshes in Blender 3D. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com
This modo tutorial shows you how to detail paint textures maps on meshes and how to bake them using the render engine. Modo leverages its high-quality rendering engine for baking tasks as well. Check out this tutorial which shows how to leverage said baking during the painting ...more
In this tutorial you'll learn how to use vertex paint to paint onto meshes in Blender.
In this clip, you'll see how to use the mask modifier, and how it can be used to prevent intersections of meshes (like skin going through clothing items). Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digi ...more
If you have ever done a multi UV model this is how you now handle multi-UV multi-Mesh in Zbrush 3.1. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 30 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP tutorial.
This tips tutorial takes a look on how you can use Reactor's dynamic features to simulate a scene with rigid and soft body meshes. See how to configure it and how to use the constraint to animate it. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D a ...more
This clip illustrates a few techniques for breaking meshes up into pieces and animating them using 3ds Max's Reactor system. 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 ...more
This clip presents instructions on how to create 3D models of wires within most versions of Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you ...more
This video shows you how to toggle visibility of static meshes on and off in Unreal Tournament 3 Editor.
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, Bert Monroy from PixelPerfect shows you how to use the Gradient Mesh tool, which lets you divide pretty much any shape (like an apple) into a mesh. Wish a mesh created, you can alter the color of an intersecting point of the mesh with a soli ...more
This tutorial covers using the gradient mesh to achieve some simple shading in Illustrator. Use the gradient mesh tool in Illustrator for shading. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com
Augmented and mixed reality started as a lofty promise that's just now taking form, but with several companies taking somewhat different approaches, it's hard to understand what's what. Let's take a look at the three big players and what they're doing: HoloLens, Meta, and Magi ...more
Illustrator's gradient mesh tool is a powerful one for vector artists... if you know how to use it. This tool can help create beautiful and vivid mesh-based vector portraits, as long as your skills are up to par. If not, try out some of the beginner tutorials on WonderHowTo fo ...more
This tutorial goes over mesh projections. Specifically, transferring the 3D details from one mesh to another.
Learn how to fix a hole in your mesh in Zbrush 3.1
Many modern Android devices use a display technology called AMOLED. These screens differ from traditional LCD displays in that each pixel emits its own light, so a backlight is not required. Even better, when rendering a black element on the screen, AMOLED displays simply don' ...more
Many new developers are diving right into the Microsoft HoloLens, but augmented and mixed reality are fairly big subjects in terms of learning. There's a lot to cover and, unfortunately, very few places for someone brand new to Windows Holographic to begin lessons. Daily—and ...more
If you just made a mesh character, it's not going to be very interesting or fun to use until you can start animating it. To start animating, you'll need to add a biped structure to your character - this tutorial shows you how. Part 1 of 3 - How to Add a biped to a mesh charact ...more
Autodesk offers some of the most popular software for computer-aided design (CAD) projects, which involve all sorts of 3D rendering. Their tools are clearly suited for use with the Microsoft HoloLens, but so far very little supports HoloLens development outside of Unity. Why i ...more
This Gears of War lesson will be taking a simple mesh from Maya and exporting it into the Unreal engine and applying a collision mesh to it so that it will move when you shoot it.
Learn how to work with both isocurve and mesh surfaces in Rhino 3D. Whether you're new to Rober McNeel & Associates' popular NURBS-based modeling application or a 3D arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with Rhino 4's new features, you're sure to be well ...more
In this tutorial, you will learn how to model this cool looking diving knife. The model can be set apart into two pieces, blade and handle. Both having some nice features. Rhinoceros 3D is NURBS-based modeling software for Windows. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, r ...more
Want to figure out that illustrious feature in Adobe Illustrator that everyone's talking about? The gradient mesh tool? This Illustrator tool can help create beautiful and photo-realistic vector images, like this example of a guava fruit. Learn how you can master the gradient ...more
True innovation tends to come from the places we least expect as developers. The Microsoft HoloLens is still a very new product, and some of the other headsets are still just ideas, so the rules for mixed reality are not set in stone. That means all the real problems to be sol ...more
Are you someone who always struggles to wake up in the morning, no matter how much you've slept? For most, the thought of getting out of bed any earlier sounds horrific. Yet dragging yourself out of bed and towards the coffee maker a few hours earlier each day can have benefit ...more
The Displace modifier in 3ds Max acts as a force field to push and reshape an object’s geometry. You can apply its variable force directly from the modifier gizmo, or from a bitmapped image. The 3D Studio Max displace modifier works on Shapes, Meshes, Polys, Patches, NURBS. Di ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to create a photorealistic mesh shape in Illustrator. You should have a good understanding of Adobe Illustrator since the tutorial is visual only with no text or verbal instruction. If you want to use the mesh shape tool in Illustrator to g ...more
The Shell modifier was added to 3ds Max in release 6, and a far as I know the Shell modifier was written by Peter Watje. In this 3ds Max video tutorial we cover the Shell modifier (one of David Feno's favorite 3ds Max Modifiers) . He does the majority of his 3d modeling with s ...more
Grape doily mesh is a pattern where the grapes are added into a pineapple pattern after the doily is completed in one piece. Learn how to add this embellishment to a doily by watching this how-to crocheting video.
This 3ds Max software tutorial covers how to turn your mesh into Hexagon poly’s which creates a smoother mesh. This is a technique Dave learned from Toru Hasegawa that he is sharing with all of us. You essentially triangulate a quad poly surface then collapse the triangles to ...more
If you haven't participated in this week's Math Craft project on the platonic solids, maybe this will inspire you to do so. Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer based out of Switzerland who works with algorithms in architecture. His Platonic Solids project investi ...more
Learn how to buiild a sculptable / poseable mesh for Zbrush in Maya. This tutorial is geared towards people completely new to Maya. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first 5 minutes of this 60 minute tutorial. A download link is provided on the page for the full WMP ...more
This video series shows you the basics of how to use the level editor in Unreal Tournament 3. Starting with an intro, first level, viewports, BSP brushes, level design, static meshes - inner and outer, basic textures, lighting and ending with a conclusion. Part 1 of 10 - How t ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins shows us some open wheeled modified oval cars and also how to properly set gear mesh. The trick to setting gear mesh is a scrap piece of paper. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to set gear mesh on an RC car.
When you have plaster walls that are a hundred years old you are going to have a lot cracks. Thankfully this Home& Garden how to video will give you a few tips on how to fix and fill in cracks in old drywall. Watch and learn to use wire mesh tape to help keep the drywall crack ...more
Learn how to crochet using a graph or chart in this six part vieo tutorial series. Filet crochet is lacy stitch - an easy technique - that can have beautiful results. Filet crochet patterns are usually made up of open meshes & solid meshes. Get the free simple heart chart used ...more
This time Jason Welsh imports a mesh into the Unreal Engine 3.0 for Gears of War and makes a special material for the object. The Material editor is huge in unreal editor so don't get lost!
Multi mesh objects can be a pain to pose. But this video tells you all you need to know to look out for in order for it to be painless. This is good workflow advice for moving and posing characters with lots of armor and tools in Zbrush. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version ...more
The last thing you want is for your animated avatar to accidentally 'flash' your user by letting the flesh peek through the clothing mesh. This tutorial shows you how you can animate the clothing and avoid this situation when working with Autodesk 3ds Max.
This clip presents an overview of how to unwrap a mesh when working in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be we ...more
See how to take advantage of 3ds Max 2010's in-built tear modeling feature, which provides 3D artists to quickly cut a cloth as if due to a strong stretching force or a reaction to a hard collision with other rigid body meshes. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling ...more
This Blender 2.5 video tutorial will teach you how to model a simple palm tree using a series of modifiers and linked meshes. The tutorial also demonstrates a technique for quick and dirty outdoor rendering. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D ...more
Video game emulation has saved arcade and console classics from obsolescence, and that wonderful hobby has found its way onto the Microsoft HoloLens—with some three dimensional upgrades, of course. If you own a Windows PC, you may have heard about 3DNes, a Nintendo Entertainm ...more
This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the relax modifier in 3ds Max. Learn how to implement mesh relaxation with the relax modifier when modeling in 3D Studio Max. Using mesh relaxation is a fast way to turn cubed or planar surfaces into curved shapes in 3ds Max. Impl ...more
Learn ferrocement tying techniques. This video explains two different ways for attaching welded wire mesh and lath to rebar armatures.
Check out this cool video tutorial on how to use dupliverts in Blender. Dupliverts are Blender's version of an array command. It places and object at every vertex of your emitter mesh and gives you some control over the orientation of dupliverted objects. It can also be conver ...more
This tutorial shows you how to apply collision tools to a static mesh in the Unreal Tournament 3 Editor (UT3).
Learn how to create a quick-and-easy soft body mesh 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 tricks, you're sure to be well served ...more
See how to use 3ds Max 2010's built-in grouping features to work on multiple meshes the same way you might work on a single object. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, ...more
For all you future RC fans out there, if you're having trouble setting the Nitro engine gear mesh up on your RC vehicle, do we have the video for you. This tutorial will give you about 8 whole minutes of how to properly set up this easy task. Although it says it is for Nitro, ...more
This quick 3D modeling software tutorial explains how to bake a normal map in modo 301. Learn how to bake a normal map mesh to mesh using high-res meshes targeted to a low res mesh in modo 301. Bake a normal map. Click through to watch this video on luxology.com
A useful tutorial for those who like using the software program 3-D coat. If you have a Ptex file and want to keep your texture format, or use an existing UV map so you can work with your figure in Photoshop, this tutorial will demonstrate how you can 'bake' your texture.
This clip presents an overview of how to model a button with the mesh flow tool within C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy th ...more
This tutorial shows you how to make a ragdoll character from a skeletal mesh in Unreal Tournament 3 Editor.
Early this morning, Unity held their keynote at GDC 2017 in the InterContinental San Francisco hotel. During the event, they talked about their upcoming roadmap and many changes that are coming down the pipe. This list included the lighting explorer, progressive lightmapper, t ...more
This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the delete mesh modifier when modeling in 3ds Max. Delete Mesh provides parametric deletion based on the current sub-object selection level in the stack. The possible choices are faces, vertices, edges, and objects. Apply the Dele ...more
Ramses and Tara from Skills of the Game explain why creating an attention-getting headline is important in online dating, especially on dating sites that emphasize a headline rather than a thumbnail picture. They explain how and why a poor headline can diminish a person’s stan ...more
See how to use Dreamscape to generate foam, how to export it as a bitmap sequence and how to control every single parameter to change its look. See how to use 3ds Max 2010's built-in grouping features to work on multiple meshes the same way you might work on a single object. W ...more
In this 41 minute tutorial, learn how to build a spherical glass mesh with softbody physical properties (and filled with round particles) that enable it to bounce without breaking in Cinema 4D. Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows how. Original blog post
See how to attach a mesh to a player in the Unreal Engine 3 for Gears of War. This is great for banners / helmets / bunny slippers etc.