Quickly create a shape to generate caustics.
Note: For users with Strata 3D Design SE or CX
This is a two part tutorial that walks through an interesting little projects which helps to demonstrate some of the render dialog settings. It specifically discusses what is called radiosity or global illumination and some settings that control this function.
This set of brief tutorials walks through the creation, scene setup, and rendering of a magnifying glass object.
Gems are among the most fun objects to create in 3D. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create simple gems, including a lathed cabochon and a subdivision gem.
Glass is an interesting material that will provide hours of fun (and possibly frustration) when trying to create it in 3D. Learning to create attractive glass textures will help you understand the Strata 3D texturing system, and avoid frustration.Let us explore the basics of creating glass in this short tutorial.
Metals are a most interesting and varied family. The variety found among metals is very wide indeed.
This beginner level tutorial discussing how to create four basic metal textures: base metal, gold, copper and lead.