2D Brushes in Photoshop & Paint Shop Pro, for beginners

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 406 / System Requirements: Paint SHop Pro, Photoshop

Basic explanation of how brushes can be varied to give random effects and more natural looks in Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.

silverblade33 on 11:33PM Sat, 29 March 2008

Weathering your 3D Art

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 601 / System Requirements: Vue, bryce or most 3D packages

A generalized explanation on how to add weathering to your renders, an important part in making images look realistic.

silverblade33 on 11:27PM Sat, 29 March 2008

Lighting for Vue (and Bryce)

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 594 / System Requirements: Vue, Bryce

Lengthy tutorial on various methods and ideas for lighting in Vue, with many techniques applicable to Bryce as well :)

silverblade33 on 9:30PM Fri, 22 February 2008

Organizing Poser Runtimes and folders

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 1886 / System Requirements: Poser

Fed up being unable to find Poser items buried in a bloated Runtime? Here's how to sort it all out, neatly! :)

silverblade33 on 4:10PM Tue, 12 February 2008

Optimizing Poser imports to Vue and other apps

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 717 / System Requirements: Poser and other 3d app

Poser imports are normally enormous resource hogs, and have some problems, this tutorial explains how to solve these problems :)

silverblade33 on 7:31AM Tue, 12 February 2008

Alpha Planes and transparencies

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 492 / System Requirements: Vue and Bryce as well

How to use Alpha planes and images with transparency, for various things, such as cut-out sails, low resource "billboards" etc.

silverblade33 on 8:26AM Mon, 04 February 2008

"Cartooning" 3D render images

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 1206 / System Requirements: 3D and 2D package

This explains various ways how to turn a 3d rendered image, in a cartoon-like image, similar to a comic book, using 2d packages like Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, GIMP etc :)

silverblade33 on 8:22AM Mon, 04 February 2008

Creating a sci-fi chair in Rhino, a beginner's tutorial

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 243

A tutorial explaining how I created a simple sci-fi-looking chair, this gives tips and ideas on how to use Rhino

silverblade33 on 2:09PM Sun, 07 October 2007

Rhino basic tutorial, creating a ship's railing

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 194

A tutorial on how to make a ship's railing, explaining for a beginner some of the basic methods for using Rhino, and general hints on better workflow over all.

silverblade33 on 2:03PM Sun, 07 October 2007

How to make UVmaps with UVmapper

Skill Level: Beginner / Views: 1579

A guide on how to use UVmapper, with lots of tips and tricks on how to get the best useage when creating your maps, and also, how to prepare your model BEFORE importing to UVMapper, to get best and easiest end result.

silverblade33 on 11:43PM Sat, 10 March 2007

How to make Dirt maps and effects in Vue & UVMapper

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 612

Adding dirt and staining really helps improve realism in a render, this tutorial shows how to add procedural "dirt", and more precise looking dirt or staining applied with maps created with UVMapper

silverblade33 on 11:37PM Sat, 10 March 2007

Tutorial 4, Creating Antique Rusty Metal Materials

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 430

How to create realistic, aged and corroded metals in Vue using the function editor and textures.

silverblade33 on 8:04PM Fri, 09 March 2007

Using 2d Aps to improve 3d

Skill Level: Regular / Views: 404 / System Requirements: Windows or Macintosh PC; Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop

This explains how you can use paint Shop Pro, or similar 2D application, to fix problems, and enhance 3d renderings.

silverblade33 on 12:00AM Tue, 15 October 2002

Ringed Planet, making rings look good.

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 472 / System Requirements: Windows or Macintosh PC; Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop

There's several ways to make rings for gas giant planets in Bryce, however, most cannot make a CUSTOM, specific look. Here's how to do it, using a 2D app, like paint Shop Pro or Photoshop and a simple ring model in .obj format.Ring in .obj format and textures included in tutorial for download, enjoy :)

silverblade33 on 12:00AM Wed, 25 September 2002