In this third video on cubes, we will convert a cube to both polygon mesh and Bezier surface, and compare the results. We'll discuss why you might chose one or the other for specific modeling or texturing needs, and do some simple polygon mesh modeling. We also do a quick replication of Chris Tyler's milk carton model if you would like a quick review of that process.
This is a series of three short videos demonstrating some of the things you can do with cubes and rounded cubes. Conceptually, these shapes are very simple, but really understanding these primitives and their basic manipulation will help you greatly in your basic modeling projects, and more advanced projects as well.
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.