In this tutorial, we obtain a complex non-orientable surface from a simple orientable mesh using the default topological modeling tools in 3dsMax, like Extrude On Spline. While the techniques in this video depend on specific features in 3dsMax, the strategies used can be reproduced in other software with similar capabilities.
In this tutorial, we use the Extrude On Spline tool in 3dsMax to create a triple spiral Triskele or Triskelion object. Most of the techniques used in this video can translate to other capable 3d modeling applications.
In this tutorial, we use standard polygonal modeling techniques to create a Brunnian style link structure connected by an organic bridge network at the center. Most of the techniques used in this video can translate to other capable 3d modeling applications.
In this exercise, we model a topological knot object for 3d printing in 3dsmax. Using simple subdivision polygon modeling techniques and standard tools, we explore a high genus model with curved handles very much like the topologic mesh concepts created in Topmod. We will model using real world scale, for export later to a format which can be uploaded and printed at a service like Shapeways, or just about any 3d printer.
This video will demonstrate an easy technique to model a trefoil star object, which can be used as an interesting virtual pendant, or a fun 3d print. Following the basics of this approach, you could come up with many unique variations, or custom designs, of your own. The only limit is your own imagination.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a mobius style object, but this time with interlocking segments between each ring. I'm sure many of you have seen this type of object before; it's a popular shape in the math modeling community, and appears all over the 3D printing world, as an aesthetically complex, but pleasing object. NO plugins or addons required.
Texture modeling is the process of creating 3D geometry based on real world photographs as reference. Unlike more generalized modeling methods, where an artist examines photographic reference and then attempts to interpret the object themselves in 3D, texture modeling actually builds geometry that is based on exact pictures. This is a great technique that allows modelers to create both realistic models, and incorporate lots of detail- quickly and easily.In this video taken from our training product, Next-Gen Game Development with Unity3D Volume II: 3dsMax and ZBrush Production Pipeline, we will see how to use this technique in a practical and real world situation. Well be using a reference photograph to build geometry that matches with the image, and well be doing this with polygons, from scratch. The technique will be used with game development and real time asset needs in mind, so consideration for triangle limits and topology will be taken into consideration. 3dsMax 2011 is used in this video, however, note that the same technique can be applied to most, if not all 3D modeling packages. You can also use this workflow for visual effects work and other applications in the CG industry, not just games.i3DTutorials on 4:28PM Fri, 15 July 2011
Modeling a soda can, adding light and preparing the scene, create materials, making droplet effects and rendering the scene with Mental Ray renderer are what you will learn in this 3D Studio Max Tutorial. So make sure you will do all steps and will follow this tutorial until the last step.goldencg on 10:42AM Mon, 28 March 2011
Hi all,This is my tutorial on how to make a road on terrain. Hope that you will like it. (run time: 16min)P.S. I forgot to cut on part on 2:35, so please ignore those couple seconds of my confusion P.P.S. and this is my first tutorial in English... I hope that you will understand what i'm sayingDejan on 5:44PM Fri, 04 February 2011
This weeks Monday Movie is part 4 of 4. Im hoping to make one movie each week discussing what I think are the core modeling methods: primitives modeling, Boolean modeling, spline modeling, and poly Modeling.In this video Im talking about how you can create fully arbitrary meshes using the turbosmooth modifier.Mr-Bluesummers on 12:15AM Wed, 23 September 2009
This weeks Monday Movie is part 3 of 4. Im hoping to make one movie each week discussing what I think are the core modeling methods: primitives modeling, Boolean modeling, spline modeling, and poly Modeling.In this video Im talking about how you can create semi-procedural shapes using splines and spline modifiers like Extrude and Lathe.Mr-Bluesummers on 12:14AM Wed, 23 September 2009
This weeks Monday Movie is part 2 of 4. Im hoping to make one movie each week discussing what I think are the core modeling methods: primitives modeling, Boolean modeling, spline modeling, and poly Modeling.In this video Im talking about how you can create elaborate machined parts much faster than poly modeling through the clever use of Boolean operations on primitives.Mr-Bluesummers on 12:13AM Wed, 23 September 2009
So thereve been a lot of posts lately regarding mental ray caustics in 3d studio max, and I figured this would be a great time to do a Monday Movie about creating and playing with a waterbox! A waterbox is basically a caustics test that you can play around with and really get accquainted with this advanced feature of mental ray.Mr-Bluesummers on 2:36PM Wed, 16 September 2009
In the last section we learned how to fake a cable using materials. But what if youre going to be getting really close to it and need real geometry? This section shows how to use loft and spline objects to create real cable that can follow a regular spline!Mr-Bluesummers on 2:35PM Wed, 16 September 2009
This is part 1 of a two parter, because I missed a week. Looks like the post never made it to the old version of the blog, either, so at least its up now, right?In this section we learn how to use a gradient ramp to make a spline look like a twisted wire cable. In the next section, we learn how to make real geometry!Mr-Bluesummers on 2:35PM Wed, 16 September 2009
Explains step by step how to Export a custom Poser/DAZStudio character with all the rigging and morphs for animation in 3DS Max.