Textures / Materials

Real-World Map Size is Your Friend

Real-World Mapping Coordinates are a misunderstood, but highly useful tool in 3dsMax. Learn what they can do for you!

Assign Random Material ID to Selection

I've put together the following short MaxScript to allow you to assign a random material ID to a selection in 3dsMax.  I'll update it into a full tool if I get enough comments asking for it.

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!

The 3d Displacement Shader

In this quick walkthrough, I'll show you how to use the mental ray 3d displacement shader in your 3ds Max materials.

Ink & Paint Primer

In this tutorial, we'll be looking at how to effectively use the Ink & Paint shader in 3dsMax. There are visual examples of each feature plus techniques to make your renders pop!

World-Machine Colors and Mixing Tutorial

This tutorial covers creating custom color overlay maps in World-Machine 2. I go over every mixing device to show you the diversity of tools at your disposal.

Create Blood Cell in Cinema 4D

This video tutorial is created by Andreas Str'mberg from Norway. This tutorial shows you how to create a blood cell in c4d. This tutorial covers all the aspe...

Timelapse Making

In Holland at the End User Event Wayne Robson gave a Mudbox Masterclass to a standing room only audience filling in at the last moment he showed the creation...

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...

Secrets of Swimsuit Babe

Making an attractive woman is always a goal for most CG enthusiasts. It's also true to me. After a few years' learning, I think it's time to make one myself....

Making Snow in Maya 2010

In this tutorial learn how you can create a fallen accumulated snow on any object or character

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