In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to switch from wireframe to solid (shaded)view. Wireframe view provides faster rendering time, while solid view gives you a more polished look of what your work will look like when rendered. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Switch from wireframe to solid view in 3ds Max.
When people fire weapons in movies, there is often a shot of the shell-casings leaving the gun and flying through the air. Sometimes we get to follow them all the way to the ground, leaving us with a sense of loss at the firing of the weapon. This video will show you how to model and animate some shell casings falling to the ground and smoke trailing them in 3D Studio MAX and Photoshop, utilizing Reactor physics, particle flow, space warps, and all sorts of other fun 3DS MAX tools.
See how to use a composite map to create a wet effect or a water presence effect over a surface in a very simple and fast way within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the 3ds Max 2011 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own projects, watch this free video guide. Create a wet surface effect wit...
Dave shows you how to produce a glass three different ways in 3ds Max in the video tutorial. Put two panels away, then concentrating on sensor one press m on the keyboard to bring up the materials editor. On the material editor go to the first sphere, choosing a slight blue color, bring up the specter level, bring up the glossy level, click on two sided and bring down the last two to about four. Look to see it is fairly transparent, in a test window. This is glass one, put on hide. Go to glas...
So you finally shelled out for 3D Studio MAX. Congratulations. Now you need to make something with it! This video for beginners will walk you through the basics of modeling a character in 3D Studio MAX. It covers setting up a reference image (the one from the video is here), creating a rough body, connecting body parts, head modeling, and paint deformation. After you watch these three videos you should have all the tools you need to model a basic character in 3D Studio MAX. Now then, on to th...
how to create an Ocean in 3DS Max
This is a simple tutorial aimed at beginners that shows you how to create a basic landscape in 3D Studio Max.
Surface tools are a powerful part of 3D Studio Max, allowing the creation of more realistic textures for organic and natural forms. This video demonstrates how to use them as a part of the process of modeling a human leg. The legs may not be as important as the face models, but they are still essential to creating a good-looking figure and are a good tool for practicing the use of surface tools.
This 3ds Max video tutorial will show you how to create procedural objects from your 2D shapes, extrusions, and bevels. This is a must for all you graphic digital animators/modelers.
In this tutorial, you'll see how to model and animate cloth in 3ds Max. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started modeling and animating cloth in your own Max projects, take a look!
If you want to create really good 3D models on your computer, you need to be able to use more than just 3DS MAX or whatever other modeling program you have. It takes a whole family of specialized programs to handle the diverse tasks involved in creating really good models. This video will teach you how to create a male human head model using a combination of Faceworx, Mudbox, 3DS MAX with plugins, and Sony Vegas. By using all of these different programs, you can play to their individual stren...
This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the displace modifier in 3ds Max. The displace modifier allows you to create perfect materials and realistic shadows in 3D Studio Max. Proper materials and shadows are key to creating a realistic 3D scene. See how to work with the displace mod in 3ds Max to achieve more realistic models. This video is best viewed full screen.
In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to create a dummy object (an object that doesn't render). You'll also learn how to link the dummy object to a light and a camera for animating. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Create a dummy object in 3ds Max.
This tutorial shows you how to take a model figure created using the Poser program and export them for use in Autodesk 3DS Max. While you can use Poser Fusion, it can be somewhat unstable on a Mac, and this tutorial shows you a few workarounds and alternate methods.
For beginners, learning the intricacies of modeling 3D art can seem insurmountable. This video for 3D beginners is here to help you through it. Its four parts are a detailed and slow walkthrough for making low poly BC Rich guitar with splines using 3D Studio Max, a popular 3D modeling program.
This video explains how to use the status bar in 3D Studio Max.
For years, people who wanted to make fake photos of themselves with celebrities or crushes had to make due with cutting out a picture of their own face and gluing it onto a photo in place of the person they wished to replace. Now there is a more elegant, cleaner way to do it. This video will show you how to replace one head with another in photos using Photoshop. Now you too can shake hands with George W. Bush! At least in a fake photo. And we're not sure why you'd want to anyway.
New to 3ds Max? Luckily, WonderHowTo is chock full of videos on the program. In this tutorial, learn how to apply multiple materials to a single object in 3ds Max.
3DS MAX is one of the most powerful 3D modeling and rendering tools available today. This video tutorial offers instructions for using the software to render a 3D image, allowing you to see and manipulate its wireframe. This is essential knowledge for using 3DS MAX, so watch on and then get to rendering!
If you just made a mesh character, it's not going to be very interesting or fun to use until you can start animating it. To start animating, you'll need to add a biped structure to your character - this tutorial shows you how.
Need some help wrapping your head around bump mapping in 3ds Max? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, watch this free video guide.
Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on how to create complex shapes easily with lofts and sweeps. A great tool for all of you digital 3D modelers/sculptors/animators.
An image of a human head can consist of a single penstroke or a thousand polygons. The head model that you will be learning to create in this three-video series leans very much towards the latter. The videos will teach you how to create a 3D model of the human head using 3D Studio MAX from a photo. It assumes some knowledge of 3DS MAX, but not too much, so don't be scared! Watch this baby and start modeling!
See how to simulate underwater lighting and caustic illumination within 3ds Max 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating realistic lighting your own underwater scenes, take a look! Create underwater lighting in 3D Studio Max.
This short tutorial shows you how to smooth polygonal geometery so it renders smoothly from 3D Studio Max.
Learn how to convert an object into an editable polygonal object in 3D Studio Max.
This is a three-part 3ds max video tutorial that takes a look at using reference photos for creating a head texture. If you have photographs that can work, there really isn't any reason not to use them since they can often provide plenty of subtle details that would be very time consuming to add otherwise.
This tutorial shows you how to export a video into PNG file sequences in 3D Studio Max.
This tutorial will work for most any 3D rendering program, such as Houdini, 3ds Studio Max or Maya. Learn how you can replicate the dynamic look of fire, smoke and explosions. Create digital fire and other fume effects with your computer.
In this 3ds Max tip tutorial, you'll learn how to work with the program's various modeling tools, taking a look at features like spline shape modeling, the lathe modifier and connect compound object to create a simple cup of tea. You'll use spline and lathe to create the cup body, then use loft to create the handle and last step will be connecting these two parts to create the final cup of tea. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to ...
Make a photo-realistic chrome material in 3D Studio Max.
Learn how to create an icy glass shader using Mental Ray in Autodesk 3ds Max 2011. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating your own frosted glass shaders, take a look! Create a frosted glass shader in Mental Ray.
In this 3D Studio Max tutorial, you'll see how to use procedurals to create a rock texture. Specifically, the guide addresses displacement tuning in Mental Ray, specularity properties and using stacked procedurals to create cracks, rust, and bumpy structures over the surface. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information...
This very simple tutorial is ideal for a beginner to Autodesk 3ds Max. Start your project by creating a simple cardboard box. Then apply texture mapping, add graphics to the face, and then set the animation so your box behaves like a real one would!
Cloth is an essential part of almost any 3D modeling project involving people. This video will show you how to properly use the cloth modifier in 3D Studio MAX to create the waving, tarnished American flag shown in the thumbnail. This tutorial does NOT feature Reactor, the in-program physics engine included with 3DS MAX, only the actual 3D Studio MAX cloth modifier.
All you 3D modelers and digital animators out there, watch this video to see how to take any photo image and wrap it onto the surface of an object in 3ds Max 8.
Learn how to create a custom home grid in 3D Studio Max.
Creating a realistic human face in any artistic medium is the greatest of all art's challenges. This video will teach you how to make a model of a face using the popular 3D Studio Max 6 3D modeling software. The video's five parts cover all phases of the process, and should have you well on you way to mastering the hardest part of digital art in no time.
The teapot dispersion method is a standard technique for teaching particle dispersion in 3D Studio MAX. This three-part video seeks to use the infamous example to explain particle dispersion as effectively as possible. It explains basic particle systems and material animation properties, and by the end you should be able to model a 3D teapot turning into a million little teapot particles.
Mapping the camera properly in 3DS Max is, like doing most things in 3DS Max, a bit of a challenge but very rewarding when you get it right. This six-part video will teach you how to use Photoshop and 3DS Max together to create a simple animation of a title and some punching bags with proper camera mapping, using Photoshop to prepare an image for manipulation and 3DS Max to do the manipulating.