In this third video for the Christmas spiral, we set up lighting and textures, then render it.
This UV mapping tutorial shows how to repurpose the UV data set created by the lathe object from modeling tutorial, so a high resolution bitmap can be predictably applied to the spiral object.
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
This modeling tutorial shows how to create the black plastic component of a car key. This is an advanced modeling tutorial. It shows how to create the patchwork of polygons needed to form the object.
This tutorial discusses the difference between Replace and Exchange Selected. It then goes on to show how these functions can be used, in an architectural setting, where instance elements need to precisely and accurately repeat across an angle. Other functions used in this tutorial which are used as part of the workflow include Scale, Flip Perpendicular to Grid, Lock Position and ReCenter Origin, and 2-click Custom Active Grid creation. There is some really cool functionality demonstrated in this tutorial so make sure and watch all the way through.
This tutorial creates a gem objects from a template. It uses grid templates and shows how to create the planar faces of the gem using the 3-click method for grid creation.