Rendering / Compositing

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!

Semi-Transparent Layer Rendering in 3dsMax

Need to remove the halos, glows, or other anti-aliasing artifacts from your matte/shadow or element renders? This tutorial shows you how.

Depth of Field Quality Adjustment in mental ray

In this quick article, we'll be visually exploring how to adjust the quality of the depth of field effect in 3d Studio Max with mental ray.

Arch & Design Material: Tips and Tricks

Learn some tips and tricks for working with 3dsMax's Arch & Design material presets through mental ray. We'll look specifically at glass and metal shaders...

3d Studio Max Arch & Design Preset Examples

Take a look at the different Arch & Design material presets in 3d Studio Max and mental ray. There's an easy material for every situation!

mental ray Arch & Design Overview

In this article, we'll go through how to effectively use the mental ray Arch & Design material in 3d Studio Max.

Sub-Surface Scattering Guide Part 2

This is the definitive guide to sub-surface scattering (SSS) in mental ray for 3d Studio Max. In part 2 we go over more advanced features of SSS!

Sub-Surface Scattering Guide Part 1

This is the definitive guide to sub-surface scattering (SSS) in mental ray for 3d Studio Max. In part 1 we go over the basics of how to use SSS!

Introduction to Anti-Aliasing

In this tutorial I’ll be giving you a background on what anti-aliasing and sub-sampling mean in 3dsMax.

Intermediate mental ray Lighting

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

Introduction to Depth of Field

Learn Depth of Field in 3dsMax right with this quick primer paper. You get all the details you need to get started with this powerful technique.

Scripted Clay Renders

Learn how to get a clay render just by clicking a button! It's only a quick script away!

Easy Clay Rendering

Learn the 3 easy steps to getting awesome clay renders in 3dsMax!

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 DinoMonster

A dream from my childhood, to become professional CGI artist (after seeing Jurassic Park 1993) combined with my affection towards Dinosaurs that I started li...

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