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How To : Make volume light in 3D Studio Max

In this tutorial, learn how you make volume light in 3d Studio Max 2010. Learn what you can do with attenuation once the volume light is created. Don't have the 2010 version of 3ds Max? No fear. These actions will work in older versions of #D Studio Max as well.

How To : Simulate dust in volume lighting in 3ds Max 2010

Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take ...more

How To : Build a grungy scene using MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial walks through the process of building a grungy scene. Starting with an overview of the process and scene elements, you will learn how to use stacked layers. Mixing them with alpha channels you can build up complex materials; in this case rust and dirt on a nice c ...more

How To : Apply flattering makeup for TV news anchors

Who better to learn how to apply TV news makeup from than an actual TV news anchor? Emily Noel is a famous TV news anchor with several years in the biz, and she's here with this makeup tutorial to show you exactly how to get that flawless, shine-free TV anchor look you see in ...more

How To : Create a sexy vampire look

This video shows the user how to give a woman a 'sexy vampire' look. The video shows this in distinct steps. Step 1: Apply a light but natural foundation to the face and neck, and to the shoulders if a strapless top will be worn. Step 2: Apply large false eyelashes. Step 3: Da ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Make your guitar sound sorta like a lightsaber

Marty Schwartz demonstrates a guitar trick--how to make your electric guitar sound like a light saber from Star Wars. First, he turns his volume knob all the way down. Then, he plucks the string, keeping the front side of the guitar facing away from the camera. Then, after he ...more

News : 10 iPhone and Android Apps for Taking Self-Portraits

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

How To : Style your mens hair with mousse

While mousse doesn't offer the vice-like grip of styling gel, it does provide a lighter, less sticky hold that makes it the go-to product for volume, volume, volume. Watch this video to learn how to style your hair with mousse.

How To : Choose the safest possible parking space

Cars are expensive to buy, replace or repair. Check out this video and learn how to avoid the most statistically dangerous parking areas. There is no guarantee that no one will touch your vehicle, but by take precautions you are much less likely to be targeted. You Will Need * ...more

How To : Apply pretty makeup

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply pretty makeup. First, use a foundation brush to apply foundation in your skin tone all over your face. From here, apply concealer to the red spots or breakout areas and then apply a powder foundation over that. Then, you will focus on th ...more

How To : Create Final Fantasy Lighting inspired hair

If you’re into final fantasy and wish to look like the character Lightning, this video will teach you how to style your hair to transform into the character. First, spray your hair with a root lifting formula and blow dry to add volume and texture. Next, separate the top por ...more

How To : Create a thermite reaction

Obtain finely powdered iron oxide (rust), aluminum, and a thin strip of magnesium. Mix them together in a 8:3 ratio (iron oxide: aluminum) in a ratio by weight. [Note that the since aluminum is so light, it will appear that it is about a 50-50 mix by volume]. Pour the mixtur ...more

How To : Make palak pakora

Trying to find new and exciting ways to prepare your everyday vegetables? Try palak pakora! Its fresh spinach in a light batter and fried to perfection. You may need to turn the volume up to hear the directions better.

Do Not Try This at Home : Exploding Hydrogen Bubbles

Here at WonderHowTo, we love science. And of course, explosions. So, naturally we find Gray Matter's demonstration of fiery hydrogen bubbles pretty awesome. But the most interesting part is the reason behind the demonstration. Did you know the same gas that heats your house c ...more

News : Metal Isn't Flammable... Right?

Theo Gray of Gray Matter explains the principle behind sending steel up in flames- as long as it's steel wool, of course. The process is beyond simple. Spend 2 bucks and 2 minutes: purchase a steel wool pad, hold in pliers, light with a match. But the question is, why is steel ...more

HowTo : Diagnose Anemia With a Salad Spinner

Another example of outstanding resourcefulness and ingenuity in the medical community (see earlier this week: Blood Sucking Plunger Could Heal Millions). Rice undergraduate students Lila Kerr and Lauren Theis use a salad spinner, plastic lids, cut-up combs, yogurt containers, ...more

How To : Not look like a jerk while wearing a bluetooth

We've all seen them. Those guys or girls. Walking down the street with that little flashing blue piece in their ear. Do you love the convenience of your wireless earpiece, but you hate the way it makes you look like "one of them"? Here's how to avoid coming across like a total ...more

How To : Make a Caffe Macchiato

Learn to please a true coffee connoisseur with a hand-crafted caffe macchiato. Watch this recipe video to learn how to make your own Caffe Macchiato at home. You Will Need * 2 fl oz Of Cold milk * A stainless steel steaming pitcher * A thermometer * An espresso machine with a ...more

How To : Add bounce and shine to your curly bob with HerCut

HerCut is an innovative new line of haircare products at Sephora that's built on the premise that every haircut is unique and requires its own styling products to create the best texture and shine. As "no duh" as this seems, there actually aren't many lines out there that are ...more

How To : Create a blue smokey eye makeup look

The crystal-clear blue seas of summer have inspired everyone from painters and poets to the creators of "The Smurfs." Let the ocean's resonant beauty inspire your own by watching this tutorial on creating super shimmery, glistening smokey eyes. Based on the color blue, this e ...more

How To : Create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup

Get the most out of your hair, turn yourself into the beauty you are with just a little hair-styling and a little makeup. Watch this video tutorial on how to create baby doll-inspired hair and makeup. Yep, that's right... learn how to make gorgeous curly hair and beautiful mak ...more

How To : Practice proper cell phone etiquette

Don't make people around you wish that cell phones had never been invented. Mind your manners by following a few simple rules. You Will Need * Consideration * Common sense * Consideration * Common sense Step 1: Don't answer your phone Don’t answer your phone and start chatti ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

News : PSP2 (Next Generation Portable) or NGP

It looks like Sony is adding some cool features to their upcoming portable game system called NGP (Next Generation Portable). It will have a front and rear camera & Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass. ...more

How To : Make Bullets? Make it Rain Molten Lead

In 1782, an English plumber named William Watts came up with a clever method for making shotgun ammo. Watts constructed a six story "shot tower", consisting of a series of perfectly lined up holes, drilled into all six floors of the structure. Watts then poured molten lead thr ...more

How To : Make sodium metal

Learn to make sodium metal with this great video tutorial. Be sure to use latex gloves in the process, as the chemicals can be hazardous. This should not be performed by an inexperienced chemist. 1. Acquire a pot and lid for the experiment. 2. Place finely-ground magnesium po ...more

News : Book Review - 2666 by Roberto Bolano

It’s hard to know where to start talking about a book like 2666. That’s partly because, in some ways, it’s actually five books. Published posthumously, the book begins with “A Note from the Author’s Heirs” explaining that, before his death, Bolano stipulated the book be publis ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Apply Purple Eye Makeup for Any Color Eyes

Purple eye makeup is a great, fresh look for weddings and springtime. We'll give you some ideas in this video on how to wear this daring look. Apply Moisturizer Apply a moisturizer with SPF. Example: DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer has SPF 15 Apply Foundation Wait a ...more

How To : Choose a Proper Practice Amplifier

A practice amplifier can be just about anything, but by definition it’s probably not something you are going to gig with. Getting Started If the amp is for practice, you generally don’t need a big one. Up to 15-watts is pretty standard, with 30 to 50-watts being about as big ...more

How To : Get the New, Trendy Bright Eye Color Look

Bright eyeshadow colors are very now. Here we show you how to go bright. Apply moisturizer Always, first apply moisturizer around your eye area. Example: DDF Advanced Eye Firming Concentrate Apply base eyeshadow Begin with the light, neutral color in a palette and apply al ...more

Lollipop Update : What's New in Android 5.1

Google inconspicuously announced an Android update yesterday, and while it's not quite the overhaul that the initial Lollipop release was, version 5.1 brings plenty of bug fixes and new features. This new version is currently on a staged rollout for Nexus devices, so the upda ...more

How To : Theme the Stock Phone Dialer App on Your Nexus 5

When it comes to smartphones, we can sometimes get a little carried away with the "smart" aspect of it all. Things like apps, games, and softMods take center stage, and we can almost forget that the device also functions as a phone. So, we're here today to give some overdue l ...more

How To : Do Evening Eye Makeup for Dark Skin

If you're going out in the evening, your makeup is incomplete without enhancing your eyes. Just because you're not sure of the colors that will suite your brown skin tone doesn't mean you won't beautify those eyes. Follow along with this eye makeup tutorial for beginners to se ...more

How To : Turn Your Sour Milk into an Unbelievably Tasty Jam

Wait, don't dump that milk! It may have a slightly sour smell and be expiring tomorrow, but you can still put it to good use by making sour milk jam. Sour milk jam is made by cooking down the expiring milk with sugar and then adding crème fraîche. The pleasantly sour flavor o ...more

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