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How To : Remove Permanent Marker Stains from Any Surface

Contrary to its name, a permanent marker is not completely permanent if you really need to get it off a non-paper surface. For example, if you ever make the common mistake of using permanent marker on a dry erase board, all you need to do is write over the "permanent" marks w ...more

How To : Top 7 Surface Book Hacks for Artists

The Microsoft Surface has been the go-to device for many professional artists since its initial release back in 2012. Since then, the Surface line has continued to offer customers a portable, high-powered machine that's a near perfect value for both casual and professional art ...more

How To : Create complex surface shapes in Rhino 4.0

See how to create complex surface shapes using Network Surface in Rhinoceronous 4. 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 s ...more

How To : Remove permanent marker from plastic surfaces

This video is a demonstration set to music about how to remove permanent marker from a plastic surface. It is not narrated. To follow along with this video, all you need is a can of Axe body spray, some clean, dry tissues, and a plastic surface that has permanent marker on it. ...more

How To : Draw chrome surfaces

This tutorial will show you how to draw a chrome rim. Watch this step by step instructional video to draw chromium surfaces with just a few pencils. It helps to draw from a photograph to better understand the way that light hits metal.

How To : Polish the surface of clay sculptures

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to polish a piece of hand built clay sculpture before you fire it. Every piece of hand built clay sculpture should dry very slowly to avoid cracking. Use the back of a spoon to slowly polish out any imperfections on a smooth ...more

How To : Make a professional surface cast mold

This video covers creating a detailed professional surface cast mold for creating mechanical parts. Ideal for working on medium-sized projects, this process of pouring a high quality material around a lower quality core creates a highly accurate, yet economical part. This proc ...more

How To : Soften skin with surface blur in Photoshop

If the subject of your photo doesn't look as fresh as you'd like, check out this tutorial and learn how to soften skin with the surface blur tool in Photoshop. This tool is quite easy to do and in less than five minutes you could make a dramatic difference to your photos. So, ...more

How To : Trim NURBS surfaces in Autodesk Maya 2011

Can't quite figure out how to trim a NURBS surface when working in Maya 2011? Don't fret: This clip will show you how it's done. 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 workf ...more

How To : Find the surface area of a cylinder easily

In this video tutorial the author shows how to find the surface area of a cylinder. He shows a four step approach to solve this problem. First he gives us a formula to find the surface area of a cylinder, where Surface area A = 2 * Pi * R * R + 2 * Pi * R * H, where R is the r ...more

How To : Emboss text on a glass surface in Photoshop

In this Photoshop video tutorial, hosted by photoshopuniverse, from Free Photoshop Video Tutorials, you will learn how to create an effect that makes it appear as though text you input into your image has been embossed on a glass surface. As you follow along with the host in t ...more

How To : Create surface caustics in CINEMA 4D

In this tutorial see how to use MAXON CINEMA 4D to create light reflecting and refracting off of objects. In this example you'll create a bronze ring. Create surface caustics in CINEMA 4D. Click through to watch this video on studiodaily.com

How To : Find the surface area of a regular pyramid

In this tutorial, the instructor shows how to compute the surface area of a regular pyramid. A regular pyramid has four equal sides which are in triangle form, and the base in square form. Its surface area is four times the area of its side plus the area of its base. He goes o ...more

How To : Apply and spray primer surfacer on your car

In this video Donnie Smith shows you how to apply primer surfacer. In addition to the visual instructions on the video, you can follow along with the instructions below from Donnie himself. After watching this video, you'll be an expert on primer surfacing! The repair has alr ...more

How To : Find the surface area of a pyramid

Finding the surface area of a pyramid is a bit different than finding the surface area of a 2D triangle. But, don't be scared, it is not as hard as it sounds. Have a look at this tutorial, and learn exactly how to find the area of a 3D object, specifically a pyramid. The good ...more

How To : Change surface properties of objects in 3ds Max 8

Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial to see how to beautify your objects with materials, change their shininess, reflectivity, opacity, etc. A valuable tool for any digital 3D modeler/animator/sculptor. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and ...more

How To : Add a Non-Stick Surface to a Cast Iron Skillet

Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the s ...more

How To : Find surface area and volume of a sphere

In this how to video, you will learn how to find the volume of a sphere and surface area. Let's say you need to find the volume of a sphere with a surface area of 200 cm cubed. You will need to know the formulas for surface area and volume of a sphere. The formula for surface ...more

How To : Find the surface area of a cube

In this video, we learn how to find the surface area of a cube. Finding the surface area of a cube is something everyone will have to do in math. The easy formula to figure out this is: surface area= side x side x 6. Your first step to figuring out the problem is to find the l ...more

How To : Create a surface from a particle stream in Houdini

In the following series of videos we will establish a particle stream that is then used to create a surface that evolves over time in Houdini 9 software. Part 1 covers Surface From Particle Stream: This is a very simple introduction to how a stamp function is defined in a copy ...more

How To : Use the surface modifier in 3ds Max

The Surface modifier in Autodesk's 3ds Max generates a patch surface based on the contours of a spline network. A patch is created wherever the segments of the interwoven splines form a three- or four-sided polygon. The Surface modifier and the CrossSection modifier, taken tog ...more

How To : Do water's skin or surface tension experiment

While the concepts of molecule interaction, zero force and energy states might be a little beyond an elementary school science fair's scope, the basic idea of water's capabilities and naturally prepared access to animals and insects that rely on it as a habitat is certainly wo ...more

How To : Catch surface-feeding fish with a popping cork rig

One of the most exciting times you can have fishing is when you can get in the middle of a school of surface-feeding fish like black bass or white bass or stripers. If you can manage to cast off into them, you're guaranteed to get a bite. And one way to improve your chances… t ...more

How To : Use surface tools to model a human leg in 3DS Max

Surface tools are a powerful part of 3D Studio Max, allowing the creation of more realistic textures for organic and natural forms. This video demonstrates how to use them as a part of the process of modeling a human leg. The legs may not be as important as the face models, bu ...more

How To : Calculate a surface integral in calculus

Need help figuring out how to calculate surface integrals in calculus? Learn how. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever ...more

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