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 Darkness Monster

We created the Darkness Monster character to test our skills to make a realistic and fantastic creature like the ones in the Lord of the Ring or King Kong. T...

Modeling and Rendering of a Mercedes S600

This is not exactly a step by step tutorial about polygon car modeling, it's more of an overview of the process I use and some tips that might help anyone ha...

Making of Kid

I was looking for a character to do for my reel and so I started looking around on the Internet. Normally I have no idea what I want, so I just visit flickr ...

Making of Alfa Romeo Competizione C8

The project, Alfa Romeo C8 Spyder, started as a personal challenge in order to improve my modeling techniques and final renders. The modeling of cars has alw...

Maya Diamon Caustics

Rendering a diamond as photo-realistically as possible is a 3D challenge. Light doesn't just bounce off an object; it enters it, bends, changes color, bounce...

Understanding Lights in Maya – Part 1

In this series we will explore maya each and every available light. This tutorial cover Ambient and Directional light

3DS Max Tips and Tricks

Here you have 15 of the most used Tips & Tricks of the FLORENCE DESIGN ACADEMY ( to avoid mistakes, errors and imperfections in...

Making of Angioletta Giolli

After having collected some pictures of the famous actress Angelina Jolie, I decided to use some of them to help give life to my homonymous creation Angiolet...

How to Combine a Photo and a CG Object

This tutorial will teach you how to combine and integrate a CG model in a real scene.

Making of Black Pearl Treasure

In this tutorial I will show you how I created this Black Pearl Treasure in Modo. Hope you will enjoy this journey...

Understanding IES Lights

IES stands for Illuminating Engineering Society. IES standard file format was created for the electronic transfer of photometric data over the web.

Making of Steamnocchio

I chose Pinocchio because he is a well-known character and because of his artificial nature. He is a wooden marionette, so I imagined it would be nice to tur...

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