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3D Rendering (145 Tutorials)

Nakagin Photoreal Road Tutorial

Nakagin Photoreal Road Tutorial

November 10, 2015

Bertrand Benoit explains how he created the realistic road material in his Nakagin Capsule Tower series.  Software used: 3ds Max, V-Ray.

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C4D X-Particles Tutorials

C4D X-Particles Tutorials

October 6, 2015

Here are 3 different tutorials utilizing X-Particle in Cinema 4D.  Learn to create custom geometry, a smoke flower, and how Arnold works with X-Particles in C4D.

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Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

May 11, 2015

Topics covered in this video:

  • Assisted materials: minute 9:25
  • Advanced materials: begins at minute 15:32 …
  • Diffuse materials: minute 17:27 (surfaces with high roughness)
  • Metals – reflective, smooth, specular materials
  • Plastics – glossy surfaces: minute 1:05:26
  • Translucent materials: minute 1:24:29 (transparency with scattering)
  • Multi-layered materials: minute 1:31:05 (decals/labels, opacity/masks)

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Multipass Rendering in VrayForC4d

Multipass Rendering in VrayForC4d

January 29, 2015

This tutorial from Mograph+ talks about multipass rendering in VrayForC4d using its powerful multipass manager.

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Maxwell Render Introduction for MAXON CINEMA 4D

November 18, 2014

Hello on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! There is several hours of training on this page! Learn about how Maxwell Render engine works inside of CINEMA 4D in this really thorough tutorial from Curse Studio. Download the source files too. Then, check out several Maxwell Render for CINEMA 4D tutorials, produced by Maxwell Render. Also, there’s a sale on Maxwell Render products that you don’t want to miss. It runs from November 3 to December 19, 2014.

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Animating Growth with Xfrog Plants

October 27, 2014

Today we had gorgeous fall weather and the leaves are so colorful. It inspired me to post this two part tree tutorial demonstrating how to animate the growth of a young hazel tree using Xfrog for CINEMA 4D.

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13 Cinema 4D Presentations From Siggraph 2014

September 23, 2014

If you weren’t able to make it out to SIGGRAPH 2014 this year well, you missed some good stuff. But never fear, Greyscalegorilla filmed their demonstrations and they are available to watch here!

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Burning Question: How Do I Get that Low Poly Look with MAXON CINEMA 4D?

September 17, 2014

Have you seen some of the uncomplicated, but strikingly angular 3D lately known as Low Poly Modeling? Here are several examples and some tutorials on how to achieve the look with with MAXON CINEMA 4D.

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Creating an Island Environment in Blender

Creating an Island Environment in Blender

July 25, 2014

This is a 3 part tutorial on how to create an island environment using Blender 2.6 and Chaos Group V-Ray.  It’s a long and complicated process, but the end result is stunning!

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Talking Toons Episode 1 – Advanced Toon Shading (Basics 101)

September 23, 2013

It’s Tutorial Tuesday! This is part 1 in a 15 part series called Talking Toons. “Shaders are best used for Props, Particle FX, Organic and Hard Surface Objects, The Relationship Editor’s role, which Lights work best for Toon Shading, Normal Maps, Displacement Maps and the methods we will be using in the following episodes to come.”

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