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Coffee Mug Tutorial In 3ds Max – Part One – Modeling  
Written by Srinivas  
Category Autodesk 3ds Max - Modeling  
Monday, 14 April 2014
In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to model a coffee mug using 3ds Max application. Starting with we shall use basic Cylinder Primitive Object and then we create the mug by modifying the same. Follow the below link for more details.... 
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Creating Glass Bottle Tutorial In Cinema 4D – Part Two – Applying Materials, Lights, Studio Setup And Rendering Scene  
Written by Srinivas  
Category Cinema 4D - Material, Light and Rendering  
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
This is the second part of tutorial series on creating glass bottle using Cinema 4D application. In this part of the tutorial we are going to learn how to setup studio, apply material to the glass bottle object and apply lighting to the scene to get photorealistic rendered image of the scene. Follow the below link for more details. 
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Create A Realistic Looking Underwater Scene Using After Effects  
Written by Srinivas  
Category Adobe After Effects - Text, Animation, 3D and Effects  
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Creating realistic underwater scene is quite challenging thing to do and this time around let us learn how to create the same using After Effects and we are also going to animate the scene by adding text in the scene and you won’t need any 3rd party plug-in to create this cool looking scene, instead we are going to using the utilities like CC Particle World, CC Radial Blur, CC Blobbylize, Bevel and Emboss, Fractal Noise, Fast Blur, Curves and Ramp, which are already available within After Effects application. Follow the below link for more details. 
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Modeling A Bent Pipe In CATIA - Tutorial for beginners  
Written by Girish Kumar and Prince Rajput  
Category CATIA - Modeling and Sketcher  
Saturday, 12 October 2013
This tutorial exercise provides step by step instruction on modeling a bent pipe using CATIA. Follow the below link for more details.... 
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Creating Floor Plan Tutorial in AutoCAD – Part One – Creating Walls - Tutorial for beginners  
Written by Srinivas  
Category AutoCAD - Basic and Drafting  
Monday, 16 September 2013
This is part one in the tutorial series on creating floor plan in AutoCAD. In this part of tutorial we are going to learn how to create the walls by using offset, trim, fillet, extend, etc., commands. Follow the below link for more details.... 
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Circular Instance Array - Tutorial for beginners  
Written by Narasimha Murthy  
Category Unigraphics (NX) - Basic and Modeling  
Sunday, 07 April 2013
In this segment of tutorial exercise you will learn to create a circular instance array on an existing solid model. Follow the below link for more details.... 
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Creating Incandescent Light Bulb in SolidWorks - Tutorial for begginers  
Written by Srinivas  
Category SolidWorks - Modeling  
Thursday, 09 February 2012
In this SolidWorks tutorial, the author will show how to model an Incandescent Light Bulb using SolidWorks. Follow the below link for more details..... 
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Burning rope Animation in Autodesk Maya - Tutorial for begginers  
Written by zelal  
Category Autodesk Maya - Modeling and Animation  
Monday, 30 January 2012
In this tutorial, the author will show us how to create an animation of simple burning rope. Follow the below link for more details..... 
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Creating Medieval themed button using Adobe Photoshop  
Written by Richard  
Category Adobe Photoshop - Web Graphics, Buttons, etc.,  
Saturday, 07 June 2008
In this new Photoshop tutorial, I will be showing you how easy it is to make neat little medieval themed buttons. Follow the below link for more details.... 
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Ocean Water in 3ds max
Source - The 3D Studio   Category - 3ds Max >  Materials >
Learn how to create very realistic ocean water and waves in 3d studio max. Includes a a .max file with the project so you can see the end result. Will work in most any version of max from v3 and up. Follow the below link for more details...
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Adobe After Effects Tutorial Bluescreen 101
Source - VertexTemplates   Category - Adobe After Effects >  Basic Training >
The goal of this tutorial is to create a moving object/person that can then be pulled from the background and placed into another scene. This is not unlike selecting a part of an image in Photoshop with the Magic Wand tool and pasting the portion onto another picture. Follow the below link for more details...
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Terrain Modeling using Solid Element Operations
Source - Eric Bobrow's Blog   Category - ArchiCAD >  Modeling >
In this quick little 8 minute demonstration, I show how to work with terrain models using Solid Element Operations (SEO) and Complex Profiles to simplify, speed up and improve your construction documentation. There are some simple “tricks” in this video that may open your eyes to new possibilities! Follow the below link for more details...
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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Array
Source - CADTutor   Category - AutoCAD >  Modeling >
This tutorial introduces 3D Array tool and covers both Rectangular and Polar arrays. Despite the fact that it doesn't have a neat dialogue box, like its 2D cousin, 3D Array is pretty easy to use and can be used to create some impressive results. Follow the below link for more details...
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How to use holes wizard in Autodesk Inventor?
Source - GRABCAD   Category - Autodesk Inventor >  Modeling >
In this short tutorial the author Abhijeet will show a beginner to use holes wizard in Autodesk Inventor. Follow the below link for more details...
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A cool looking Inkdrop in Blender
Source - BlenderDiplom   Category - Blender >  Particles >
Inkdrops are heavily used in Motion Graphics and Design. Usually one needs to search through stock footage archives to find a fitting drop, which often also means to pay license fees. Thanks to Blender, you can now easily create perfect Inkdrops that can be tailored to your project's needs. Follow the below link for more details...
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Making Bottles in Bryce Part 1
Source - Brycetech.com   Category - Bryce 3D >  Modeling >
Here you will learn some basic considerations when creating your own bottles. You will see how the bottles were made in the "New Drink" image which should give the basics for making images with your own Bryce modeled bottles. Keep in mind that any object that has reflection, refraction, and transparency will take a while to render. The more complex and the larger the quantity of them, the longer it will take. Follow the below link for more details...
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How to create a realistic looking coin in Cinema 4D
Source - Rate My Funeral   Category - Cinema 4D >  Modeling >
In this video I show you how to create a realistic looking coin in Cinema 4D, we go over the texturing and take a little look into creating some dynamics including how to do a neat coin spin! Follow the below link for more details...
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Corel draw tutorial creating Shield
Source - CorelforDummy Blog   Category - CorelDRAW >  Buttons >
In this tutorial, the author is going to show us how to 'Shield' button in CorelDRAW. Follow the below link for more details...
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Frame by frame text effect
Source - FlashFridge.com   Category - Flash >  Text Effects >
Make a frame by frame text effect in flash 8. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to convert any text into a Movie Clip Symbol, how to use Free Transform Tool (Q) to rotate it, how to create motion tween and much more! You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. You can use this lesson for some text banner or some presentation. Follow the below link for more details...
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Houdini – Creating Waterfall with FLIP Fluids Tutorial
Source - CG Terminal   Category - Houdini >  Particles >
This tutorial will teach you how to set up a waterfall with FLIP fluids in Houdini 12 using a specially designed emitter. You will then learn how to use velocity and surface information to generate white water and splashes. Follow the below link for more details...
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Dr Seuss Style Cartoon Elephant
Source - SimplyLightwave.com   Category - Lightwave 3D >  Modeling >
In this fun little modeling project we create a Dr Seuss style cartoon elephant. We start off by cutting up some image planes in Photoshop based on reference sketches and move into Modeler to set up backdrops. Follow the below link for more details...
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Interior Design - Modeling a Room
Source - SimplyMaya   Category - Autodesk Maya >  Modeling >
In this tutorial we will cut out the initial shape of the room in the render seen above. Using simple box modeling techniques we start with a polygon cube and use the insert edge loop and extrude tools to cut out holes for the sky light and windows. We also work with the bridge tool and snap vertices to create solid inside walls and the basic structure for a kitchen area. Follow the below link for more details...
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Character - Modeling A Head - Part 6 - Patching
Source - Luxology   Category - Modo >  Modeling >
This part six of video tutorial series created by Dion Burgoyne from Luxology and shows us how to create human head from start to finish using Modo 102. In this part of the tutorial the author shows us how to work on cleaning up the geometry and patching to complete the shape of the face. Follow the below link for more details...
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Sculpting a Modular Stone Staircase in Autodesk Mudbox
Source - cgtuts+   Category - Mudbox >  Modeling >
In this tutorial you will learn the fundamentals of sculpting hi-poly environment art. We will cover the process of creating an optimized base mesh in 3ds Max, and then export it into Autodesk Mudbox to sculpt in the details, starting with the larger forms, eventually working our way down to the smaller details, and finally using alphas to add surface detail. Follow the below link for more details...
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Convert normal map to bump map
Source - GRABCAD   Category - Adobe Photoshop >  Textures and Tiles >
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to convert normal map to bump map in Adobe Photoshop. Follow the below link for more details...
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Setting Up Toon Renders
Source - SmithMicro   Category - Poser >  Rendering and Lighting >
The Firefly engine in Poser can produce amazingly detailed, photorealistic renders- but it can also generate a cel-shaded look for more stylized images. Here's how-Poser's Firefly render engine can create beautiful, photorealistic images- but it can also be used to create a classic "cel-shaded" cartoon look. In this tutorial we'll use Firefly and the Material Room to create a cel-shaded toon render. Follow the below link for more details...
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Pro/ENGINEER Tutorial 5 - Advanced Assembly Operations
Source - NC State University   Category - Pro/Engineer >  Assembly >
This tutorial will concentrate on creating an assembly with multiple parts. In the previous tutorial, a simple assembly of two parts was created using a mate and align operation. These operations will be used to create an assembly of seven different parts, including many parts that are brought in multiple times. Follow the below link for more details...
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Modeling cinch connector
Source - rhino3dhelp   Category - Rhinoceros 3D >  Modeling >
You will learn how to easily and fast a 3d model of cinch connector in Rhinoceros in this quick help. I have left out some parts and details, so you can try that out by yourself. Follow the below link for more details...
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Render Settings in Shaderlight for SketchUp
Source - Shaderlight   Category - SketchUp >  Customization >
Shaderlight gives you a choice of rendering modes to optimise your workflow. Learn how optimise your Shaderlight settings in the following video. Follow the below link for more details...
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How to add a taper/draft angle
Source - GRABCAD   Category - SolidWorks >  Modeling >
If you need to add a draft angle of 5 degrees to the upper part of the object. The top face needs to get smaller so that the molds pulls away from this face. The draft angle needs to continue all around the part. The top face is a straight plane but the side around the plane has different heights making sweeps and drafts impossible to use. To get solve the problem, follow the below link where it is shown how to add a tapper/draft angle. Follow the below link for more details...
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LuGher 3D 
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Category - Tutorials
Good-Tutorials.com lists 12084 Adobe Photoshop tutorials.
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Free 3d Studio Max Resources. Member Forum, Free 3ds models, R3, R4, R5, R6 plugins, 3ds, tutorials, .max files, and .3ds files. 
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Latest CG News
Inventor, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max Available in Browser
Source - Tenlinks.com
With this new capability, developers can access 90-day trials of Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max ...
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New Autodesk 3D cloud-streaming applications bring high-end power into the browser
Source - silicon Angel
The maker of AutoCAD and Maya extended the support of Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design ...
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Mutant Mudds Deluxe launches for Steam Dec. 5
Source - Polygon
players take control of a boy named Max to destroy invading Mudds. ... It has already been released for Windows PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii ...
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Vue Infinite 2014 review
Source - DigitalArtsOnline
The presets include 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Maya and Softimage – or long-term Vue users can leave it as the default. The first new ...
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Autodesk Releases Maya LT Extension 1 for Indie, Mobile Game Developers
Source - cgw.com
Autodesk has launched the first extension for Autodesk Maya LT, the company's recently released 3D modeling and animation tool designed ...
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Guerilla Render V1.0 Release on December 4th, 2013
Source - VizWorld
Guerilla Render is a path tracer rendering engine and a lighting/shading software, available as a plug-in for Autodesk Maya, a standalone with ...
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Open Source Alternatives For Costly Applications
Source - EFYTimes
Blender – This can be used in place of AutoDesk Maya at $3,675. It has tools for 3D modeling, shading, animation, rendering, compositing and ...
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DeviantArt Gets $10 Million From Autodesk
Source - Bleeding Cool
You may know Autodesk for apps like SketchBook and Pixlr for drawing, illustration, and image editing, or for software like 3ds Max and Maya, ...
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New Features and Functionalities of AutoCAD 2014 in a Complimentary Webinar Offered by NetCom Learning
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