Modeling a Brake Rotor in 3D Studio MAX

This 3D Studio MAX video tutorial shows you how you can use various modeling techniques to create a cross-drilled, slotted solid non-ventilated brake rotor.

This 3D Studio MAX video tutorial shows you how you can use various modeling techniques to create a cross-drilled, slotted solid non-ventilated brake rotor. These include using donut, circle, and rectangle shapes, the Array Tool, Bend modifier, basic poly-modeling, smoothing groups and much more. “Modeling a Brake Rotor in 3D Studio MAX” verder lezen

Featured 3D Artist of September 2005 – Marco Weiß (M3D)

Below you can read the interview with the 3D Valley Featured artist of September 2005. Marco’s gallery album is clearly one of the favorites of our gallery. He specializes in vehicles and technical modeling and is able to create some of the most amazing concept cars you have ever seen. We thought it would be nice to get to know a bit more about the person behind these great images. Please read our interview with Marco below.

3DValley Featured 3D Artist of September 2005 -Marco Weiß. Marco’s gallery album is clearly one of the favorites of our gallery. He specializes in vehicles and technical modeling and is able to create some of the most amazing concept cars you have ever seen. We thought it would be nice to get to know a bit more about the person behind these great images. Please read our interview with Marco below. “Featured 3D Artist of September 2005 – Marco Weiß (M3D)” verder lezen

Modeling and Posing Chains in 3D Studio MAX

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can model a chain, rig it in a couple of simple steps. This allows you to pose and animate the chain in an efficient manner. This tutorial is aimed at the beginner and every step is outlined and displayed in detail, but does assume some basic knowledge of 3D Studio Max.


Modeling and ‘posing’ 3D chains may seem like a tedious job, but actually can be done rather easily by using the Array Tool and treating the links in the chain as bones. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can model a chain, rig it in a couple of simple steps. This allows you to pose and animate the chain in an efficient manner. This tutorial is aimed at the beginner and every step is outlined and displayed in detail, but does assume some basic knowledge of 3D Studio Max.

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Modeling Fake rooms in Gmax for animation

Modeling Fake rooms in Gmax for animation Adam Ladd for 3Dvalley.com.

As I have had Gmax for a while now and am familiar with modeling, I wanted to start doing some basic animation and make some movies out of it. In this tutorial I will show you how to construct a basic fake room and start animating it. I will also include how to use Gmax’s drag and drop texturing. A fake room is a way to get models to look like they are actually somewhere rather than the vast expanse of nothingness that is a view port. For this technique I use Gmax because it is good and free but this idea can be used in any modeling program. “Modeling Fake rooms in Gmax for animation” verder lezen

Modeling a Car Tire in 3D Studio Max

In this video tutorial however, you will learn a fairly quick method to create a detailed tire by using simple extrusion techniques on a cylinder.

There are several tutorials on the web about creating tires and they all use a similar technique in which a small section of the tire is modeled in detail, is duplicated about 50 times and bend. That method allows you to create highly detailed, and high-poly, tires. Another method is using a bump map to for the tire tracks, which is obviously a very low-poly solution. In this video tutorial however, you will learn a fairly quick method to create a fairly detailed tire by using simple extrusion techniques on a cylinder. “Modeling a Car Tire in 3D Studio Max” verder lezen

Modeling a Chess pawn in 3D Studio MAX

In this tutorial you will learn how to model a chess pawn in 3D Studio Max. The main purpose is to show you some basic Editable Poly edit options and how they can be used to create something very quickly. This tutorial is primarily aimed at the beginner, but can be interesting for the more experienced modeler as well.

In this tutorial you will learn how to model a chess pawn in 3D Studio Max. The main purpose is to show you some basic Editable Poly edit options and how they can be used to create something very quickly. This tutorial is primarily aimed at the beginner, but can be interesting for the more experienced modeler as well. “Modeling a Chess pawn in 3D Studio MAX” verder lezen