Intermediate Lighting & Creating Detail

In this brief tutorial, we'll look at techniques for illuminating a sci-fi scene at night. Download the starting scene and follow along as we use area lights to increase realism dramatically!

Intermediate mental ray Lighting

This extended tutorial shows you how I lit an interior office scene using mental ray area lights and Sun & Sky.

Introductory mental ray Lighting

This is a basic tutorial showing you how to get started with mental ray area lights. It really adds a new level of realism to your renders.

Making of the Game

In this making-of documentary we will illustrate the laborious process of creating the Perry Rhodan game. Locked into dark rooms filled with computers, a gro...

Making of the Rider

This is the 5th challenge that I joined and my first artwork which was a grand winner. I am really happy to say that with all the efforts and hard work I did...

Making of The Two Mighty Kings

My latest work, The Two Mighty Kings, was created for CGSociety's 23rd challenge, Steampunk Legends and Myths. The project took me a little bit less than two...

Making of Steam Traveller

I recently finished my new work Steam Traveler and I will now tell you and even show how I did this project. I hope it will be funny, interestingly and, most...

Making of 3:00am

This Overview is about the 3.00am picture which Sebstian N'll and me (David K'tterheinrich) created for 3dTotal.

How to use GI and Final Gather

Learn how to use mental ray's Global Illumination and Final Gathering inside SOFTIMAGE|XSI for a photo-realistic render and learn industry tips and tricks on...

Interior Illumination

Dear Architects and interior designers, this is one of my tutorials that I wrote for my students of the Florence Design Academy. This tutorial is about the i...

Making of After the rain

The warmth of the sun's rays after the rain inspired me to make this scene. I began to draw and collect references for the scene in my mind.

Making of Speed Demon

For this scene my initial idea was to model a realistic car, but I wanted to make an old one, such as you see in the exhibitions. I started searching for ref...

Maya Flash Photography Effect

This tutorial will teach you how to make your renders look like they are photographs, by adding a flash photography effect to the image.

Making of Ingrid Bergman

At the age of 17, Ingrid Bergman auditioned for and was accepted to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. During her first summer break, she was hired at ...

Neoclassic Livingroom Lighting and Render

In this tutorial we'll investigate the render and lightning adjustment for neo-classical room design. At first place, activate the Maxwell render and then se...

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