3D Studio Max Tutorials - A liquid-tutorial - This tutorial shows you how to create cool liquid-effects (water).
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Abstract Crystal - This tutorials will show you how to get a really cool glass-crystal effect. Start off by resetting max. Then choose the geosphere object
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Clouds 2 - After you are through with this tutorial you will know how to create realistic clouds with volume fog.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Create Simple Water in Max 5+ - Well, it has been suggested that I come up with a tutorial on how I create my water planes in 3D Studio.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Adding Glow Effects to Your Scene (Video Post) - When I first got started with 3D-Studio MAX, (those were the days with 3DSMAX 1.0 without any graphical gimmicks like in 3DSMAX 4.2
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Water, Fire and Smoke Effects Using Particles and Opacity Maps - Learn how to use particles and Opacity maps to create smoke, fire or water using 3d studio max
3D Studio Max Tutorials - 3D Studio Max Polygon Basics - Learn basics of polygon usage in 3d studio max
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Creating Asteroids with Good UVW Mapping - This tutorial is NOT meant for novice MAX users. It involves using a fairly large number of tools and plugins, and I simply cannot explain the workings
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Object Explosion - (01) On the tab panel, click the Objects tab. Click the Sphere icon. 02) In the center of the Perspective viewport,
3D Studio Max Tutorials - How to Setup a BIPED in 3D Studio Max - In this tutorial I'll show you how to work with Character Studio’s BIPED. In this tutorial I’ll use 3D Studio Max R4 but it can be used in all
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Rendering an object in a solid/wire mix - In this tutorial you will learn how to render an object to an image with both the solid and the wireframe render, without using PhotoShop or anything else than 3D Studio Max. Key terms include wire, Opacity map, Push modifier and Lattice modifier. This tutorial is aimed at the beginner, but might be interesting for the more advanced 3D artists as well.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - 3D graphic fundamentals - If your looking at getting into 3D this is essential reading. Get up to speed with the basics of 3D before you start to model. Clear concise explanations of the building blocks of 3D modelling and rendering concepts.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Basic tutorial on the human head - A short introduction to a simple, yet powerful head modeling technique
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Basic Buttons - Above is a sample screen shot of what the interface will look like. We'll go on to explore more in-depth the various sections of the screen.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Boolean Compound Object - This assignment will introduce you to 3-dimensional Boolean operations in 3DS MAX. 1. Launch MAX, or reset it using File | Reset.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Cloth Exhibitor with Clothreyes - Create first a scene in Max with the Examesh, a cylinder and a simple shape extruded (these are collision objects, to "stop" the cloth), also, a box,
3D Studio Max Tutorials - First Look at MAX 4 - This tutorial looks at the major interface changes in the newest release of this Web 3D animator
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Extrude (Logo) - Open 3D Studio MAX, or if it is already open, select File | Reset. 2. On the Command Panel, open the Create panel.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Rendering - After completing a particular scene or animation you will probably want to distribute your work in some way. There are several Render options available in 3D Studio Max, although some are not as obvious as others. The following goes through the main parts of the Render Scene options.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Adding Sound - When you insert a sound file, you can view the track for the sound. It looks like a series of vertical lines of different heights
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Function Curves and Track View - This tutorial will introduce you to keyframe animation using Function Curves and Track View. You will also light and render your
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Green Grass Growth Along Path - This is a tutorial on how to make the green grass growth along a path, I apply the idea using particleArray in 3D Studio MAX 3.0.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Motion Capture Data in Max with Character Studio - This is a tutorial on how to apply motion capture data to a character studio biped. Click on the create panel
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Advanced Light (Skylight) 3dsmax 5 - In 3dsmax release 5 Lightscape render joined the 3d engine to improve the power of 3dsmax. Now you can use radiosity without plugins of fakeosity.
3D Studio Max Tutorials -Easy sunlight creation - Create sunlight using a method that ensures both at a time: Quality and a fast efficient rendering process.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - HDRI Lighting in 3ds max - This tutorial teaches you how to use HDRI lighting in your scene to easily give an amazine level of realism.
3D Studio Max Tutorials -Global Ilumination - 3ds max tutorial which explains some basic things about Global Ilumination. If you're a newbie interested in lighting techniques in 3D programs, this is a right place to start.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Light Tracer (Advanced Lighting) - 3ds max 5 has new Advanced Lighting features such as the Light Tracer. In this exercise, you’ll use a Skylight and Light Tracer to add realism
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
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Intro to Materials -- Still Life, part 1 - Copy the following file to your local disk. Right-click and choose "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..."
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Guide to material mapping in 3D Studio Max - This tutorial covers all the main options in the material editor and UV mapping a simple object. Great for beginners.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Landscape - Here you will be taught how to make a realistic landscape in 3dsm.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Custom Materials Part 2 - In the previous section I explained the diffuse map and how to set a bitmap for it. The next step in creating convincing materials is to add...
Studio Max Tutorials - Custom Materials Part 3 -
So far I've talked about the importance of diffuse maps
and bump maps in designing materials. Diffuse maps provide
color to the material, bump maps...
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Material Editior - 3D objects may be cool, but they are nothing without a good material to wrap them with. This tutorial will introduce you to the material editor which provides just about every feature you would ever want customize for a material.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Realistic Texturing - In this tutorial we'll be looking at techniques for using textures and materials to create realistic objects.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Custom Materials - One of the most rewarding aspects of 3D Studio MAX is the ability to make your own materials.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Realistic Texturing - An advanced tutorial which allows you to learn how to make realistic textures and apply them to objects.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Custom Materials Part 4 - In the last segment I talked about controlling the way light is reflected off of a surface in a MAX scene. Of course light can also be absorbed...
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Texturing - Learn how to texture an object properly.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Body Modeling - Body Modeling - Modeling with Meshsmooth
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Modeling a Tissue Box - Learn how to model a tissue box, using lesser used but very useful tools, such as ShapeMerge and Shell.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Beauty is in the Details - Whether it is a vehicle, an electronic device, an instrument, or anything in-between, most objects have lots of little details. Paying attention to all these little details and creating them, is what makes a model impressive and beautiful.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Modeling a Chair - This first piece is a simple loft object, you need a rectangle (the shape) and a line (the path). Then, I applied a Edit Mesh modifier
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Modeling Glass - Modelling and rendering a realistic glass using Max and V-ray renderer
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Wire Frame - Create a cool wire frame render of whatever your modeling.
3D Studio Max Tutorials - Modeling Cloth Curtains Using Patches - The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to make cloth curtains from patches. For truly real cloth models (especially for animating)
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