Toothpaste packaging with metallic label elements

This tutorial shows how to not only create a label with metallic components, but to understand what makes the metallic parts metallic. It discusses reflections on metallic surfaces vs reflections on glossy diffuse surfaces.
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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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Creating embossed type on a UV mapped object

This UV mapping and texturing tutorial shows how to create embossed text on the wavy object created in a previous tutorial. This tutorial shows why UV mapping the texture placement is superior to using a projection mapping type such as planar or cylindrical mapping.
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