Monday, December 28, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Maya fluid effects Smoke

This is a smoke simulation that I made for a tutorial. It looks good, so I'm posting it.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Tutorial! How Shaders Work In Maya


This tutorial teaches you how materials work, and how to create materials in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=107
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Monday, October 5, 2009

New Tutorial! Maya File Formats


This tutorial covers the differences between Maya binary and Maya Ascii file formats, also, advantages and disadvantages of the two file formats.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=103
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Monday, September 28, 2009

pixel2life V5

The website pixel2life.com has changed its look to version 5. Their new site integrated a Credits system that looks like a cool idea. The site's layout has been improved as well.
I submit tutorials there and, the links are great. Check them out at

http://www.pixel2life.com/

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Video tutorial - How to Mirror Geometry on 4 Sides


This video tutorial covers how to mirror geometry on 3 sides of the base object. Thanks for watching.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New tutorials - VIDEO tutorials


I have started using video tutorials as another medium of doing tutorials. Narrated by Carol Houghton.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Tutorial! Creating A Paint Effects Tree

This tutorial will teach you how to create a tree using Maya's paint effects from scratch.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=93
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Tutorial! Creating Craft Paper


This tutorial teaches you how to make a cool craft paper effect in Photoshop.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=90
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Tutorial! Modeling With A Live Object

This tutorial will teach you how to make a live object and make a neat model with it.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=89
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Monday, August 10, 2009

New Tutorial! Render Layers


This tutorial is the last part of a 2 part series on display layers and render layers in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=88
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Friday, August 7, 2009

New Tutorial! Display Layers

This tutorial is a 2 part series on display layers and render layers in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=87
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Tutorial! Normals

This tutorial covers normals, what they are, where they're used, locked vs unlocked, and reversed normals issues.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=86
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Tutorial! Using The Viewport

This tutorial will be covering how to use the texture viewing, fog, real time lighting, shadows, and high-quality viewport.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=84
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Tutorial! Modeling A Toy Dragonfly Part four


This tutorial series covers how to model, texture, and render a toy dragonfly. This part of the tutorial series will cover texturing and rendering.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=78
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Saturday, July 25, 2009


This tutorial series covers how to model, texture, and render a toy dragonfly. This part of the tutorial series will cover putting the model together, and UV mapping.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=77
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How to prevent accidently selectng vertices on the backside of the model.

Step one - Select your model.

Step two - Go to display>polygons>culling options>keep wire.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Model! train tracks

A basic model of some train tracks in .mb and .obj file formats.
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New Blog tutorial! Rendering HD Resolution

How to render HD resolution

Step one - Go to window>rendering editors>render settings.

Step two - In the render settings window, go to image size and set the presets to HD 720 (half HD), or HD 1080 (full). Rendering with this resolution will cause render time to increase.

New Tutorial! Modeling A Toy Dragonfly Part Two

This tutorial series covers how to model, texture, and render a toy dragonfly. This tutorial is for beginners. Part two begins where part one left off. Please read part one here. This tutorial will be teaching more modeling techniques and using edge loops.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=76
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Tutorial Series! Modeling A Toy Dragon Fly

This tutorial series covers how to model, texture, and render a toy dragonfly. This tutorial is for at beginners. Part one is the base modeling of the Dragon Fly .
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=75
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Tutorial! Shadows

This tutorial covers how to make shadows in Maya.
This is part of a beginner's learning guide for Maya. Tutorials in this series are short but cover a single topic in each one.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=71
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New Tutorial! Lights


This tutorial covers the basic light attributes in Maya
This is part of a beginner's learning guide for Maya. Tutorials in this series are short but cover a single topic in each one.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=73
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New tutorial! A Better X-Ray


This tutorial will teach you how to use a better style of X-ray in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=69
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Friday, July 17, 2009

New Tutorial! Illustrator Curves In Maya

This tutorial will teach you how to import Illustrator Curves (.AI) into Maya as NURB curves.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=68
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New Tutorial! Polygons To NURBS

This tutorial will teach you how to convert polygonal geometry to a NURB surface.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=67
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Tutorial! Hypershade


This tutorial covers in depth how to use the Hypershade in Maya. It also covers how to use the basic shader network.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=66
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Tutorial! 3D Paint Tool

This tutorial covers how to use the 3d paint tool to paint texture directly onto your model in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=64
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Monday, July 13, 2009

New Tutorial! How To Prepare A Model For The Internet



This tutorial will cover how to get a model ready to be published on the internet and receive maximum ratings, for free or for sale. Also includes seller's tips. This tutorial is for Maya, but the techniques can be used in other applications.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=63
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Tutorial! Creating A Sketched Effect


This tutorial will teach you how to create a sketched effect in Adobe Photoshop.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=62
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Rendering Check List

Here's a list of all things you need to look at before a large rendering or animation.

  1. Make sure your file's been saved.
  2. If you're rendering an animation, make sure you've cached all your fluids and particles.
  3. If you're rendering on a network, all the source files must be in place.
  4. All the render layers that are needed, set up.
  5. Are all the lights on?
  6. Is motion blur going to be needed?
  7. Make sure that ray trace is checked.
  8. Is the correct camera(s) selected for the rendering?
  9. Rendering with the right rendering software?
  10. Is the file resolution set correctly?
  11. 11. Is the render file(s) going to the right directory?
  12. 12. Are the start and end rendered frames set correctly?

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Tutorial: Projects in Maya

This tutorial covers how to create,edit, and use projects in Maya.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=61
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Tutorial:Creating An Embossing Effect


This tutorial will teach you how to create an embossing effect using Adobe Photoshop's layer styles.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=58
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Blog Tutorial: Render Settings Presets



Render Settings Presets

This tutorial will cover render settings presets.


Presets

If you commonly use the same settings for rendering, use the rendering presets option.

Step one - Probably the most obvious of all, set up your render settings until you've got the result you want.

Step two - In the render settings window, go to preset>save settings as preset.

Step three - Enter the name preset and you're done.

Monday, July 6, 2009



A Windmill model made in maya and in .MB .OBJ file format.
Vue 6 background not included.
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New Tutorial: Boolean Modeling in Maya


Booleans let you model with other objects. In this tutorial we'll cover in depth, basic boolean operations, anatomy of a boolean, where to use booleans, and common boolean errors (example: objects disappearing, inverted operations).
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=57
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Independence Day Tutorial:Creating: Fireworks In Maya


This tutorial will cover how to make fireworks in Maya using the preset fireworks.
Basic tutorial
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=56
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Independence Day!


Happy Independence Day!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Model: Table


A basic table in OBJ and .MB.

http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/models?Keyword=table

New tutorial: Creating End Tables


This tutorial covers basic polygonal primitives modeling with bevels.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=55
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Great Rig - Max for Maya


Looking for a good free rig? Max for Maya rig. It may be one of the best free rigs for Maya. Great for animation practices.
Note - NOT MADE BY ME
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

New tutorial: Creating A Bookshelf




This tutorial will cover creating a simple object from polygonal primitives. Also, basic functions of the extrude tool.
http://www.3dtutorialzone.com/tutorial?id=54
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