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Materials / Shaders (93 Tutorials)

bubbles keyshot 8 quicktip

Bubbles: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip #tutorialtuesday

November 12, 2019

Learn how to use the new Bubbles Geometry Shader in KeyShot 8 in this KeyShot 8 QuickTip Tutorial. Be sure to check out the entire Quick Tip series.

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In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 11 November 2019) #3drenderer

November 11, 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.

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Flakes: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip

Flakes: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip #tutorialtuesday

October 29, 2019

Learn how to use the new Flakes Geometry Shader in KeyShot 8. Turn any object into a 3D volume of square or spherical flakes.

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Maya Monday

Make a Jurassic World Dinosaur in Maya + Pixologic™ ZBrush® #MayaMonday

October 21, 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.

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Import Image Styles: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip

Import Image Styles: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip

October 15, 2019

Learn how to take Image Styles you’ve set up in one scene and use them in another. Check out all of the KeyShot Quick Tips.

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Combine Displacement Maps: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip

Combine Displacement Maps: KeyShot 8 Quick Tip

October 8, 2019

Learn how to combine two displacement maps using the Color Composite Utility node in KeyShot 8 Pro. Check out all of the KeyShot Quick Tips.

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Substance Painter Texturing Vintage Theater Chair by Brent LeBlanc

Substance Painter Texturing – Vintage Theater Chair #mayamonday

September 30, 2019

Brent Le Blanc shows you how to use Substance Painter texturing of a Vintage Theater Chair for film and games. He uses advanced procedural techniques.

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3d renders look fake tutorial

Why Your 3D Renders Look Fake – 5 Tips

September 24, 2019

Designer Darren Thomas explains why your 3D renders look fake and offers 5 tips to improve realism. Perfection is your enemy, and technology will only get you so far, as real life is messy and imperfect.

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Keyshot quicktip copy labels

Copy Labels Across Materials: KeyShot Quick Tip

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.

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Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up

Arnold + Maya Tutorial Round Up #MayaMonday

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.

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Substance Materials in E-on Vue

Substance Materials in e-on VUE, Tips & Tricks

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.

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Texture Baking 3d-io flatiron

Texture Baking with FlatIron using Corona Renderer

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.

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common USD Maya Monday

The Common USD Plug-in for Maya #MayaMonday

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!

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substance designer first material tutorial

Substance Designer: Creating Your First Substance Material

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!

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Physically Based Rendering / PBR Explained

Physically Based Rendering / PBR Explained for 3D Artists #TutorialTuesday

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.

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