Model a Leaf

How To : Model a Leaf in Maya

Start with a Polygon Plane Start by creating a Polygon Plane with 4 width and 5 height sections. Create the rough leaf shape Turn on "Reflection" in the Move Tool settings, hit 3 on the keyboard to smooth the plane and shape it into a rough leaf shape. The highlighted vert ...more

How To : Origami a maple leaf

This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Maple Leaf". Jassu" Kyu-seok Oh designed. Jassu kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a maple leaf. Part 2 of 2 - How to Origami a maple leaf.

How To : Make miniature trees

watch this five part instructional modeling video to make miniature trees for dioramas, architectural models, and game terrain. You can use expensive artificial leaves, or you can use this more resourceful method. Go outdoors and collect small twigs and dried branches to add t ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

News : My Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron

Here's my Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron built from Imatfaal's instructions. I built it using "cheap" patterned origami paper (150 cm so I could use Imatfaal's measurements) from Michael's. I then took some silver metallic leafing paint and painted the exposed white parts with s ...more

How To : Make wine-themed cake decorations

This video shows how to make wine-themed cake decorations.We can see Courtney and Ceasey's birthday cake in this video. The bottles, apples and the grapes are made of fondant. The leaves are made of modeling chocolate. We can make decorations. First take a piece of modelling c ...more

How To : Origami a flower stem

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the Japanese art of paper folding to create a flower stem. Learn how to make this lovely leaf and stem to accompany any origami flower. This model will stand up on its own. Follow along with this instructional video and fold your own.

How To : Origami a space monster Venus flytrap

Another origami by Jeremy Shafer, this one is known as the venus flytrap or space monster. It’s a complicated action model paper design, and when pulled from the “leafs” or tentacles, it opens its mouth! Learn how to fold this design by watching the video!

How To : Make fall themed cupcakes

Once Upon A Cake shows you how to create beautiful fall themed cupcakes to be the hit at your next Autumn party. Start with basic supplies such as cupcakes, icing of various colors and knifes to spread the icing. Using modeling chocolate you can mold leaf shapes and attach it ...more

How To : Accurately measure a room and model it in SketchUp

Alex leaves the studio to help a friend redesign his garage into his own video production studio. Watch and learn how to use SketchUp by starting a project from scratch. See how to take measurements of the space you want to model or remodel in SketchUp, then use those measurme ...more

How To : Origami a leaf and and flower stem

Follow these instructions to fold an origami leaf and stem. This model can be used as an addition to several origami flowers, such as the origami iris or lily. The stem as leaf usually decorate slightly more complex origami projects, but these visual guidelines will help you o ...more

How To : Make Nested Cube and Octahedron Boxes

These boxes are inspired by a comment from Imaatfal Avidya on a corkboard post on Platonic polyhedra from sonobe units. Imaatfal was commenting about how the cube and octahedron are related to each other. "There is something cool and special about the platonic solids—there is ...more

A First Look at Call of Juarez : The Cartel

The developing team Techland gets a free pass. Having thoroughly enjoyed their previous title, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, this sequel was bought on day one by good ol' fashion blind faith. After playing for most of today, it's still to early to tell if the game is a mess ...more

News : Driverless Nissan Leaf Could Launch This Year

The new Leaf with Nissan's ProPilot driverless feature could launch as soon as this year, following a teaser image and video the Japanese carmaker released of its flagship EV yesterday. A company source told Driverless that ProPilot could become available in the new Leaf befo ...more

News : 4 New Updates to Tesla's Autopilot

It's been an exciting week for Tesla. First, Elon Musk offered a preview of the nearly complete Model 3, then China tech giant Tencent invested $1.78 billion in the company. Now, Tesla has officially updated its Autopilot software today for Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0 hard ...more

Today's Top News : GM Plays It Safe with Cadillac Autopilot

General Motors (GM) seems to have gone to great lengths to avoid lawsuits as it launches its first hands-off driving system in its soon-to-be-launched Cadillac CT6. As GM makes the Cadillac CT6 available to a limited number of reviewers ahead of its launch this fall, early te ...more

News : Tiny Food-Based Works of Art to Drool Over

I don't know about you, but visions of pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing and big, juicy turkeys are constantly dancing through my head right now. I'm sorry, healthy eating habits, but it's Thanksgiving week, and all I can do is think about food. Although I can't wait to fill ...more

How To : Charge Your iPhone 7 While Listening to Music

The fact that this guide even exists is a downright shame, but that's neither here nor there. The truth of the matter is the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don't have 3.5 mm headphone jacks, and since they use the Lightning connector to output audio, it's hard to charge your phone while ...more

How To : The 10 Best Reasons to Jailbreak iOS 9

Yes, there's already a way to jailbreak iOS 9 on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but given the fact that it's only been out for about a week means that not all developers have had a chance to make their tweaks fully compatible yet. That doesn't mean they won't work, but that ...more

Don't Buy the BS : iOS 8 Works Just Fine on iPhone 4S

Shortly after the official release of iOS 8, news outlets like BGR, Gizmodo, and Huffington Post were instructing iPhone 4S users to refrain from updating (which were practically regurgitations of an Ars Technica piece). I'm not here to sway you in one direction or the other, ...more

How To : The 5 Best Phones for Video Chat

Video chatting has become an important factor in the overall smartphone experience. Even just a few years ago, 37% of teens were making video calls on a regular basis, and that number has surely grown. 85% of households with infants have used video chat apps to call relatives ...more

How To : Top 4 Phones for Music Lovers & Audiophiles

While music may not technically be a "universe language," it is the one language listened to by all. There are over 1,500 music genres today—rap, classical, rock, jazz, trap, hip-hop, house, new wave, vaperwave, charred death, nintendocore... and the list goes on. And if you'r ...more

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