Materials / Shaders (81 Tutorials)
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 7, 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.
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 20, 2019
Soni Kumari at CG Tuts has put together an amazing 7 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. For example, the T-Rex may be the most famous dinosaur, but scientists believe that it was actually an invasive…
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.
April 24, 2019
U-RENDER is one of the newer renderers available for Cinema 4D, and furthermore, it’s 10% off at Toolfarm through April 30, 2019.
April 16, 2019
If you missed the Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 live stream last week or you were at the show, watch it all now! There is loads of inspiring work and lots of great tips on improving your workflow.
March 20, 2019
Revit 2019 allows for a beautiful workflow between Revit and Substance. Learn how to make your architecturally rendered scenes look more realistic.
March 12, 2019
Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has released an in-depth 5 part RenderMan tutorial series on YouTube. The Art of RenderMan Volume 1 provides an introduction to Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya.
January 29, 2019
If you’re snowed in this week, how about hunkering down with A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials and getting to know the finer points of the program! It’ll keep your brain nice and warm!
January 2, 2019
Learn how to make a rather unconventional Christmas tree by stacking any model into a cone shape, to create a “tree” from nearly any geometry, using Railclone for 3DS Max.
December 18, 2018
In this tutorial series, Dave Bergin from CG Shortcuts, goes over the process of creating abstract spheres in Cinema 4D, and the lighting and texturing of those spheres with Octane. It also includes free project files.