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Materials / Shaders (87 Tutorials)

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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In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 10 September 2019) #3drenderer #redshift

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.

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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 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: 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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Maya Monday

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

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.

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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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Octane Texture Pack 3 Tutorial

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.

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Understanding Metalness in PBR workflow with V-Ray Next

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.

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

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.

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3D Title

3D Title in Cinema 4D + Free Camera Animation Rig for Signal

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.

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Cinema 4D industrial tutorial roundup

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup #TutorialTuesday

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. 

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3 U-RENDER Quick Tips

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.

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