Dreidel toy: UV mapping

This tutorial UV maps the dreidel toy model. It uses the Conform to Mesh Burn UV function to do this, but a second approach is also demonstrated which shows how to generate initial UV coordinate from planar mapping in order to control the size of the UV islands.
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Dreidel toy: Modeling

This tutorial models a small game object called a dreidel. It specifically focuses on how to model the bottom rounded part, using 3 different approaches. One method shows the use of the Hull modeling function, using Adobe Illustrator bezier curves as the starting point. The use of deformation lattices as part of the modeling process
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FUNDAMENTALS: 3D Basics for New Users

This is a series of introductory lectures and tutorials for those new to 3D. These videos cover Design3D versions 7.0, 7.5 and 8.0. They walk through simple tasks to provide basic working knowledge of Design 3D. Topics include the nature of X, Y, and Z axes, view manipulation, palettes, the nature of polygons, active grids,
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Design 3D CX 8 for Mac – Overview

Getting Started Series Overview Video Design 3D CX 8 for Mac Design 3D CX 8 for Mac gives you easy to use, accessible power. Now 64 bit, Design 3D gives you more power, more speed, access to more memory for larger files, LiveRay, global soft shadows, HDR Light Studio support, and much, much more. This
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Beginner’s First Project in Design 3D CX 8

Getting Started Series First Project Design 3D CX 8 for Mac This supplement bottle project will show you how to import Adobe Illustrator artwork, turn it into a three-dimensional model, apply a label to the bottle, and setup a hero shot to create a final rendering. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of the
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Fundamentals of Design 3D CX 8

Getting Started Series Fundamentals of Design 3D CX 8 for Mac This series of videos provides the fundamentals for new users – or users who just need a refresher. The basics are covered, including some features that are new to version 8. These videos are part of the Getting Started series, and can also be
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