Materials / Shaders (91 Tutorials)
April 25, 2017
Learn how to work with the ImplicitShape and shaders within thinkingParticles using data channels in this tutorial by Joe Gunn.
March 28, 2017
Joren at The Pixel Lab has tips about tileable bump maps and how to extrude them using the parallax Offset in Cinema 4D.
March 20, 2017
In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it.
February 21, 2017
Joren of The Pixel Lab has some great tips on using the Soft Body Dynamics Feature in Cinema 4D. He talks about some problems he has encountered and how to get around them. He goes into “how to make and use a cage with the Mesh Deformer, and how to use Vertex Maps to refine your soft body animation.” Joren uses The Pixel Lab Industrial Pack 2 in this tutorial, which is a HUGE pack with over 20 industrial models, 10 C4D Terrain Shaders, 5 Complete 3D Scenes, 30 Industrial Textures, 24 HDRIs and a Studio set! I really hope this pack will be helpful to you!
January 30, 2017
This video focuses on the Illumi plugin for 3ds Max IgNite with VRay Renderer settings.
January 17, 2017
Learn the basics of working with Autodesk Maya 2017 from Paul Hatton, in this 8 part series on 3DTotal.com, as he explains the UI, modeling, animation, lighting and more.
December 27, 2016
Aleksey Voznesenski shows you how to model a gingerbread man in Cinema 4D in this 2 part tutorial from Tuts+.
November 15, 2016
The Pixel Lab has some more great tips for Maxon Cinema 4D! Joren shares a couple of his favorite workflow efficiency tips.
September 27, 2016
Scanning materials with a Smartphone? Is that even possible? Yes it is, and Anthony Salvi from Allegorithmic shows you how.
September 13, 2016
The Foundry has created a nice set of tutorials consisting of 5 Modules with multiple Episodes to help get you up to speed with MARI quickly.
August 22, 2016
With the upcoming September release of MAXON C4D R18, we wanted to know more about all the new features and figured you did too. From Voronoi fracture & mograph enhancements, to new shaders and tools, C4D R18 had tons of new additions to unlock your 3D creativity.
July 22, 2016
The Disney Research Hub has a video and paper on cloth simulations based on “geometric multigrids” that you can download for free.
June 28, 2016
Maxon’s BodyPaint is a tool that allows users to create beautiful sculptures for 3D work. It contains several UV Tools that are made for lining up your models and your materials. There are brushes, selection tools, filters, erasers, and projection painting, which allows for perfect fit of UVs.
April 20, 2016
Learn how to make brushed metal with vray in 3DS Max by Johannes Tiner.