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How To : Use the Slate material editor in 3ds Max 2011

Learn how to take use the Slate material editor in 3ds Max 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the 3ds Max 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. Fo ...more

How To : Use the 3ds Max Material Editor

An introductory video tutorial on the material editor within 3DS Max software. Learn about material selections, shaders and more. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the 3ds Max 2011 w ...more

How To : Use the Unreal Tournament 3 level editor

A basic tutorial on using the level editor in Unreal Tournament 3 to create custom playable Death Match levels and maps. This tutorial series covers: Navigation ,Kismet, Matinee, Bot Pathing, Level Construction, Texturing, Triggers, Cooking Maps, Particle Systems, Materials, a ...more

How To : Use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max

In this video, we learn how to use custom map or UVW map in 3D Studio Max. First, go to the material editor and add a custom map to it using a hardwood deck. Change the material to cedar fence, then change the size as you would like it. As you continue to edit the different su ...more

How To : Apply basic textures in 3ds Max

In this 3d Max video tutorial you will learn how to apply basic textures. You'll learn how to open material editor and material library, how to apply materials, and render objects with texture. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the v ...more

How To : Apply custom textures to objects in Sandbox 2

This video tutorial will teach you how to apply custom textures to objects inside Sandbox 2. It won't work on all objects, but works on such items as laptops, computers, or monitors. You'll work with the material editor, find the right textures, and crop and resize pictures to ...more

How To : Render cartoon-style images in Poser

Not all animations are meant to be lifelike. In this Poser video tutorial you will learn how to set up Poser to render cartoon-style images. You will learn to use Material Editor to do this, and it's really simple! Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the ...more

How To : Work with Standard Materials in 3ds Max

In this how to video, you will learn how to work with standard materials in 3D Studio Max. The material editor is found by clicking the multicolored button to the right. You can see sample spheres where you can see examples of materials. Below, you can see surface properties s ...more

How To : Create glass material in 3ds Max

Dave shows you how to produce a glass three different ways in 3ds Max in the video tutorial. Put two panels away, then concentrating on sensor one press m on the keyboard to bring up the materials editor. On the material editor go to the first sphere, choosing a slight blue co ...more

How To : Create a Simple Procedural Brick Texture in Maya

This is a guide to making a very simple procedural texture for Maya. As with all procedural textures, the basic texture can be refined and added to. It's a texture! Open up the Hypershade (Window > Rendering Editors > Hypershade). This is where you can edit any textures as w ...more

Edit on a Dime : Weekly Wrap-Up

Edit on a Dime has made it through its first week, dear readers. As the collection of links and blog posts below make apparent, we’re entering into an exciting, dare I say fecund, time for low cost and free editing solutions. We'll have no shortage of apps to try out, argue ov ...more

News : 8 Best Local & Streaming Music Players for Android

Remember portable MP3 players like the classic iPod? Seems like forever ago that they were all the rage, and I don't think I've seen a real one in the wild for a good 5 years now. These devices died out so quickly as a direct result of the onset of smartphones, which allow us ...more

How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

How To : Map multi-sub objects in 3D Studio Max

This video tutorial is in the Software category which will show you how to map multi-sub objects in 3D Studio Max. What this means is you can apply two textures to a single 3D object. First you select the 3D object, say a box and go to editor > standard > multi sub-object > OK ...more

How To : Make DIY customized soap

Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns ho ...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 : Write a Writer's Resume

The resume is an essential tool for getting freelance work assignments. A well written article is not enough when trying to secure a freelance or staff position as a writer. Publishers want to see a resume. It gives the writer an outstanding opportunity to introduce themselve ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

Vidify : The Best Automatic Video Editor App for the iPhone

There’s a race on to see who'll be the Instagram of moving pictures. This makes sense, since many of our phones are clogged with video that, so far, no one is going to see. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a simple app that could take our video content, edit it for us, and t ...more

How To : Write in a APA format

When editors or teachers ask you to write in "APA style," they do not mean writing style. They are referring to the editorial style that many of the social and behavioral sciences have adopted to present written material in the field. This how to video teaches you how you can ...more

How To : Replace worn-out wood with composite decking

In this how to video Extreme How-To Editor-in-Chief, Matt Weber, replaces old wood with new composite materials. Composite decking is a great way to repair worn out and weathered parts of any deck. Learn to do it yourself and you can lot of money repairing your home.

News : Minecraft 1.8 Trailer

The official trailer for the 1.8 release. It's suppose to be released later this month right? I remember reading sept 18th somewhere. The guys on the neogaf server are doing something incredibly interesting. Because to get all the benefits of 1.8 you need to start a new world ...more

How To : Lash a bamboo trellis

This video has some great techniques for holding bamboo pieces together. Lashing is both strong and attractive, and all you need for each joint is a piece of waxed lashing cord 4 to 5 feet long. Michelle Gervais, Fine Gardening's technical editor, demonstrates her technique f ...more

How To : Unwrap in Blender

In order to unwrap and object and export it in Blender, you will need to import and object in blender, by go to "file". Click on "import". Click on "wavefront". Then, go to the parent directory. Select the object, by right clicking. Then, go into edit mode via the drop down me ...more

News : The Auctioneers - The Story Behind The Still Nominee

Co-Directed by WonderHowTo's Ford Austin. Do any of those actors look familiar? If you like it vote for it here Starring Tom Sizemore ("saving Private Ryan," "Heat," "Natural Born Killers"), Ezra Buzzington ("Fight Club," "The Hills Have Eyes"), Darren Dalton ("The Outsiders ...more

How To : Export objects from 3ds Max into the game Crysis

This six-part 3ds Max video tutorial will guide you step by step through the process of exporting from 3D Studio Max into the award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis. You'll see how to take an MD 500 helicopter and prepare it inside 3D Studi ...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 : Write a Press Release

A press release should be about news. It should have a sense of urgency about it and grab the reader’s attention from the outset. A good press release must quickly answer the journalist’s immediate questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? The release should ideally conta ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/11 - 01/17)

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. This week has been an exciting one. The com ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/14 - 12/20)

WonderHowTo is made up 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. This week: A nostalgia-themed cell phone photo ...more

News : What You Can Expect from the iPhone 6S & 6S Plus

Nearly nine months after the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we finally have some solid information on the "S" model of Apple's flagship device, slated for release this fall. Coming straight from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities (via AppleInsider), quite a few ...more

How To : Theme WhatsApp with Android L's Material Design

Android's new Material Design language is truly a thing of beauty. Slated to make a full debut alongside the upcoming Android "L" release, the vision and simplicity of this UX design recently won Gold Prize at the annual User Experience Awards. Many developers have already st ...more

HoloLens Dev 101 : The Unity Editor Basics

With any continuously active software, it can start to become fairly complex after a few years of updates. New features and revisions both get layered into a thick mesh of menu systems and controls that even pro users can get bewildered by. If you are new to a certain applicat ...more

News : Google Teases Nexus 6 in Leaked Android Ads

Amid rumors of a 6-inch phablet Nexus and the impending release of Android "L", Google posted—then quickly removed—a trio of ads for their industry-leading mobile OS. Video: . Boasting a new slogan of be together. not the same, the Mountain View tech giant looks to be touting ...more

How To : Update Your Nexus 4 to Android L

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you're probably well aware that the Android world has been buzzing with excitement over the recently debuted Android L preview build that was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 at Google's I/O conference. This i ...more

Macramé : The Art of Creative Knotting (Book Review).

The book that started it all (published in 1967). When Virginia Harvey wrote this book, she remarked that macramé was almost a lost art... Video: . Today, thanks to Mrs. Harvey, there are few people who have never heard of macramé. Although many books on macramé have been publ ...more

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