Applying a texture to your painting

Texturing a painting helps bring life to your image. Just take a look at your surroundings; There are textures everywhere. With this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I go about texturing paintings. This tutorial is created by George Patsouras.

Texturing a painting helps bring life to your image. Just take a look at your surroundings; There are textures everywhere. With this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I go about texturing paintings. Keep in mind that this is not the only way to do this, but it should be a helpful read. “Applying a texture to your painting” verder lezen

3D Studio MAX Hotkeys and Mouse Essentials

When you start out with 3D Studio MAX you will likely start with trying out different tools and features and the basics. Something that should be included in those basics, but is often left out, is using hotkeys. As you already know, or will certainly find out soon, creating 3D art is a time-consuming activity. Using hotkeys and the mouse efficiently can save you tons of time. At first you may need to spend some time looking up the hotkey (see printer-friendly version of this tutorial here), but once you memorize them through using them, they will allow you to produce results at least twice as fast. When you modeling for example (moving, scaling, rotating, etc.), with one hand on the mouse, you will have your other hand free to press one of the hotkeys.

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Modeling a low-poly LCD monitor in 3D Studio Max

This tutorial will show you how to model an LCD monitor in 3D Studio Max using basic box modeling techniques. This tutorial is suitable for beginners and shows exactly how to perform each step.

This tutorial will show you how to model an LCD monitor in 3D Studio Max using basic of box modeling techniques. This tutorial is suitable for beginners and shows exactly how to perform each step. “Modeling a low-poly LCD monitor in 3D Studio Max” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of January 2007 – Soa Lee

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured Artist of January 2007. Soa Lee is a 3D modeler/ illustrator from South Korea. Soa has been working in the CG industry for almost 9 years. She started out in the animation industry and is currently working freelance for several game producing companies. In most of her work appear female characters, these female characters tend to be dreamy, fantastical and picturesque. “Reality serves as a tool to feel the dream as a reality” is what Soa says about her own work. Read the interview below to learn and read a bit more about her.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of January 2007 – Soa Lee. Soa is a 3D modeler/ illustrator from South Korea. Soa has been working in the CG industry for almost 9 years. She started out in the animation industry and is currently working freelance for several game producing companies. In most of her work appear female characters, these female characters tend to be dreamy, fantastical and picturesque. “Reality serves as a tool to feel the dream as a reality” is what Soa says about her own work. Read the interview below to learn and read a bit more about her.
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