Materials / Shaders (87 Tutorials)
September 18, 2019
Learn how to use the KeyShot Pro Material Graph to copy labels from one hat to another. Great for adding labels to several product variations quickly.
September 10, 2019
There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Although they really do the same thing, they work differently and have different results. Here is a breakdown of what the different renderers offer, not reviews, so you can decide which renderer is right for you.
August 26, 2019
Arnold + Maya go together like chips and salsa, or rice and beans! Today we’re rounding up some tutorials for Arnold and Maya.
August 20, 2019
Barry Marshall takes a look at Substance Materials and their use in e-on VUE. He uses a Substance Material from the Substance Share Area, a free exchange platform for Substance users.
August 20, 2019
This new tutorial from 3d-io Plug-ins goes over all aspects of multiple objects or full scene texture baking using Flatiron for 3ds Max.
August 19, 2019
Autodesk is working with Animal Logic, Luma Pictures, and Pixar to combine all the Maya USD projects into a common USD integration in Maya. Coming soon!
August 6, 2019
This tutorial series is the perfect introduction to creating Substance Materials with Designer. No previous experience is required. It’s divided into 4 chapters for a total of 25 bite sized chunks. Happy creating!
July 29, 2019
Soni Kumari at CG Tuts has put together an amazing 11 part series on making a hulking, bipedal T-Rex dinosaur with Maya and ZBrush. For fun, I’ve thrown in some interesting T-Rex facts along the way.
July 16, 2019
FlippedNormals gives a nice explanation of Physically Based Rendering. They talk more about what PBR actually is and also about the benefits of PBR.
June 11, 2019
In this tutorial, Joren from The Pixel Lab shows you how to use the new Octane Texture Pack 3 Procedural Edition from Renderking.
June 11, 2019
Chaos Group has added a Metalness parameter to the V-Ray standard material in an effort to better support a PBR workflow in V-Ray Next.
June 4, 2019
This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.
May 21, 2019
Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla walks you through making a 3D movie title, created with Motext in Cinema 4D, Redshift and Greyscalegorilla tools.
May 7, 2019
Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup with tutorials on modeling, rigging, and texturing for things like car parts, tool parts, machine parts, and more.