Properly setting up a glossy material

This tutorial walks through the process of setting up a glossy material. It shows the basic and proper steps to setting up a material with a diffuse and a glossy component so the material uses the fresnel interpolator and is properly energy balanced. It also explores the Smoothness channel as it relates to the Fresnel
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An old game joystick controller, modeling part 1.

This tutorial shows how to model part of an old game joy stick. It specifically looks at the use of planar regions and how to blend between them in a very controlled manner using polygon modeling and subdivision surfaces.
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Creating a spiral Christmas tree design, Part 1: modeling

This tutorial shows how to create a spiral Christmas type tree using the lathe tool. It specifically shows how to adjust the lathe parameters to get the required shape, and how to properly convert the resulting object into a polygon format. The polygon format will be used to create a subdivision surface object, and will
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