CGHeute (in german) has scoured vimeo and Youtube to create a nice collection of video tutorials for some of your favorite products.
- Blender - including Building a House, Ambient Occlusion, and compositing nodes
- MudBox - modeling heads, using curves, and speed sketching
- Cinema4D - An intro tutorial, using Dynamics, and the Clothilde system
Some great tutorials in there.
PxlEyes has a tutorial online that uses 3dsMax, Glu3D, and Cebas Finarender to create an animation of an egg being shattered by a bullet. The tutorial is a bit old (based on Max7) but many of the techniques used still apply on newer versions.
The total tutorial is about 40 minutes, and split into 2 parts.
Making of a Bullet Hitting an Egg – 3DS-Max Video Tutorial – Pxleyes.com.
Over at the SmashingHub, they’ve compiled a good list of 27 photoshop tutorials focusing on the new 3D features, and using some of the older features to get similar 3D-ish effects.
Designers love tutorial that can help them to learn every day. Photoshop might not be known as best software for designing 3D elements but all kinds of 3D effect can be achievable using Photoshop. 3D effect can really spice up your design and create a magical effect to your design.
Today’s portfolio consists of various categories like text effects, photo effects, manipulation, Realistic, multimedia, surreal etc. Here are have 27 stunning 3D fresh Photoshop Tutorial, these are gorgeous 3D effect in Photoshop that help you step by step.
via 27 New and Fabulous 3D Tutorials in Photoshop.
A neat tutorial from Sachin Joshi shows a clever use of Particle Flow in 3dsMax, using it to map motion of exploding objects like this camcorder and tripod.
Being creative with the dynamic systems in our 3D applications can produce stunning, exciting and elegant results. In this tutorial, Sachin Joshi walks us through one such example using Particle Flow in 3Ds Max, showing us how to assemble and disassemble objects within your scene.
via Assembly/Disassembly with Particle Flow in 3Ds Max | Cgtuts+.
CGRats has a great step-by-step tutorial with downloadable scenes on how to create and render Realistic Water in 3ds Max. Combining HDR with procedural textures, the end result is an amazing realistic image.
Realistic Water in 3DS Max – CGRats – Daily CG tutorials and resources.
This introduction is based on my experiences with using Protovis in my Visualization and Visual Communication class earlier this spring. While the concepts involved are really not that difficult, they are rather foreign to students who have not been exposed to functional programming. And since that is also the case for a lot of hobbyists and people wanting to do visualization who do not have a computer science background, I imagine they run into the same problems.
via A Protovis Primer, Part 1 | eagereyes.
3dTotal has a huge collection of 50 great character modeling tutorials online for your viewing pleasure.
Here we have a collection of 50 of the best character tutorials and making of’s specializing in everything from aliens and humanoids to fantasy and organic characters, compiled together all in one place.
This collection has tutorials relating to 3d Studio Max, Maya, Z brush, Softimage xsi, and Cinema 4d as well as many other 3d packages. Hope this collection proves useful, and keep posted for future collection’s…
via // COLLECTION OF THE BEST CHARACTER TUTORIALS AND MAKING OFS //.
The Foundry has begun posting Stereo Tutorials on their youtube channel. So far the selection is limited, but so far they have a 3-parter on shooting Stereo, a 4-parter on Preparing the Plates, and a video on Tereo Terminology by Simon Robinson.
YouTube – TheFoundryChannel’s Channel.
David Ward has a new tutorial on BlenderCookie that focuses on creating fur with the Blender Particle system.
In this Blender 2.5 Video Tutorial, I go further with the particle hair system and cover the creation of fur in multiple layers.
Keep watching at the end, as I added some lighting tips to get a better-looking render.
The Vimeo tutorial is free to view, but you can buy the high-resolution MOV and source files for a mere $4USD.
via Blender Tutorials Downloads Videos & Education – Blender Cookie – Creating Fur with the Particle System.
Ronen Bekerman has a great tutorial on using Instanced geometry and proxies to create “ground covering” in the form of rocks, grass, and leaves. The results are amazing and go a great ways to add realism to a scene. He uses several scripts to make it easier, and provides links and details on each.
Advanced Painter script (found here at the script spot) was used to paint / scatter on the ground surface. I loaded the objects I wanted to paint on the ground into the list, selected the ground as the surface to be painted on – and started to paint away!
You can adjust your settings according to your needs as you go along. The Advanced Painter script is really powerful… It has become a regular part of my workflow.
via 3D Ground Cover Modeling in 3D Studio Max – Ronen Bekerman – 3D Architectural Visualization Blog.