2006/11/29

[favorite]Cg-Blog, a clean and concise blog 好站推薦


CG Blog, a clean and concise blog. Manage by a british girl, I guess...

[resource]Procedural strawberry material for 3ds max草莓材質


I found a very useful material ---strawberry on vray-materials website. The auther is capp from visual-distractions. However, this material is only for Vray renderer.
So I modify the material make it compatible with default 3ds max 8 renderer and make it more effecient (by removing the refraction function within the original).
Download link:
How to use it:
1. Download from esnip
2. Unzip
3. Start 3ds max 8
3. Create a sphere with enough segements, apply a UVW map modifier if you like, set type to sphere)
4. In material editor, open up the file you download (strawberry_material_3dsmax8.mat)
5. Apply the material to the sphere.
Tip: (a) play around the Noise amount within Mask channel will create different effect. (b) change tile number will change the strawberry looking
(This material is for 3ds max 8, not for previous version)

2006/11/26

[tutor][video]Making of Ferrero Rocher (chocolate) 金莎巧克力



GIF click HERE
Ferrero Rocher
is very famous chocolate. In this video tutorial you will learn how to model Ferrero Rocher with default 3ds max NURBS function, no plugin required. For the tinfoil, I use reactor cloth to simulate it. After modeling, I render with Finalrender Stage-1 and set a HDRI in the background. For the tinfoil material, I learn from a tutorial on Xenomorphic.co.uk website and modify the material color.
The Ferrero Rocher is product of their company, if the company don't want me to make this tutorial I will remove right away.
Video tutorial (Total running time: 59 mins, split into 3 files)
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Material and lighting:
I use finalrender as renderer. Their is no light in this scene, I only set a HDRI in skylight and in background.

material for package


material for tinfoil:
please check the Xenomorphic.co.uk for more detail.
More video tutorials:
faking human motion with ragdoll maxscript (Don't have Endorphin? Try this!)
please click the labels below for more tutors...

2006/11/24

[tutor][video]Making of canvas shoe (NURBS)



This video tutorial you will learn how to model a canvas shoe, intermediate NURBS modeling. Please note you need npower Power NURBS plugin to make this model. After modeling with NURBS method, I convert it to mesh and apply finalrender material to it and render with HDRI background/lighting.
Video tutorial (Running time: 1h 33mins, split into 4 videos)
Material and lighting:
I use Finalrender stage-1 as my renderer. All material use Finalrender advanced material. For the lighting, I use a Finalrender rectangle light, and set a HDRI in the sky light, also I copy the HDRI to the background.
Material for the ground


Material for the blue canvas


Material for the inner part of the shoe



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2006/11/21

[tutor][video]Making of PHS J98 mobile phone (NURBS)






Animated PHS J98
GIF 01, GIF 02

This video tutorial demo you how to model a PHS mobile phone, advanced NURBS modeling. Please note you need npower Power NURBS plugin to make this model. After modeling with NURBS method, I convert it to mesh and apply finalrender material to it and render with HDRI background/lighting.

Video tutorials (running time: 4h 43mins, split into 14 videos. Please note this does not include the material and lighting tutorial)

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Material and lighting:

Material 1, 2, 3, 4
I use Finalrender stage-1 to make material for this cell phone. I use fR-Metal for the black part of the phone. fR-Car paint for the silver part of it. fR-glass for the plastic buttons. fR-Cd material for the laser laber (the PHS).
Lighting
I set the skylight value to 0.9 and I use the a HDRI for the lighting and copy it to the environment.

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2006/11/12

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2006/11/07

[tutor][video]NURBS a car: part 1 bonnet (hood)


Hi all
Welcome to CG Taiwaner. I am thinking to make a series of video tutorial to demo you how to model a car with NURBS in 3ds max. This will be totally free and must important of all: no plugin needed!
In this video tutorial you will learn how to model a bonnet with NURBS function in 3ds max.
Video tutorial (running time: 18mins)


2006/11/06

[tutor][video]NURBS modeling a hair dryer



In this free video tutorial you will learn how to model a hair dryer with nPower NURBS plugin in 3ds max. If you don't have npower NURBS, click HERE to get a demo version of it.
Video tutorial (running time: 107mins, split into 5 videos)

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2006/11/02

[tutor][video]NURBS modeling a dual blade shaver




This video tutors demo you how to model a shaver, intermediate NURBS modeling. No extra plugin needed to model this in 3ds max!

Video tutorial (total 27mins long)