3D Studio Max Tutorials - Basic Keyframing (The Bouncing Ball, part 1) - This tutorial will introduce you to basic keyframe animation in 3D Studio MAX. 1. Open 3D Studio MAX, or select File | Reset.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Cell Shading a Cartoon - The trick to making your animation's have a cartoon look is to render your animation twice. The first time you render
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Smoothing keyframes - Animation technque to smooth out keyframe animation.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Rolling a ball along a path - This is a very simple tutorial describing how to animate a ball or a wheel rolling down an irregular path. It was devised by me in answer to a need for a car which could drive around corners but still have the wheels rotate accordingly.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Animating a ball rolling along a path. - This is a very simple tutorial describing how to animate a ball or a wheel rolling down an iregular path.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Exploding a Box - Whenever one thinks of 3D effects, explosions often come to mind. With this tutorial you will learn how to create one of the simplist explosion effects there is, that of a 3D box.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Fire Animation - This tutorial leaves off from where the Fire Material Tutorial ended. The most amazing part about creating a material that can be used to create the illusion of fire is that it can be controlled. If you would like to have a bowl of fire and for the fire to drip down off the edges, this is possible. If you would like the fire to travel through pipes or forced to hit a wall and then spread out, this is possible. The material, when placed upon a PArray can be forced to conform to any spacewarp and therefore can be bent to your will for your scene.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Animating Jody Foo - This is a introduction tutorial on animating Timmy Foo. I'll explain the various controls on Timmy, how to use them.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Keyframe Reduction - Key frame reduction is important for game animation in order to save memory. There is built key reduce that you can use when importing
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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