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May
12
2013

David McLeod Amazing 3d Typography

David McLeod is an Australian artist and designer currently residing in New York City. In this article, we will take a look at some of our favorite works from his portfolio. For the best tutorials, Follow netglos @twitter and netglos.com   Thank You 2013 – Year of the Snake Everything In Its Place Find Your Anchor Building Success Over Under Around & Through Double Rum

Dec
30
2011

The Best 3d Characters From 3d Artists

Most 3d artists’ portfolios have at least a beautiful woman character in it and it will be no surprise that you’ll find a lot of them here. Now besides the curious gazing at these 3d pictures, you must realize the sisyphean work that is being put in these characters, the long hours to create the render and then applying the high quality texture to get incredible the incredible results illustrated below. Rage Do Robots Dream […]

Sep
28
2010

The Best 30 Sites to Download Free 3D Models

Free 3d models can be incredibly useful, whether you’re rushed on a project and don’t have time to develop your own models, or you’re looking to learn some techniques and see the structure of a model to help guide your own creations.  Whatever the reason, there is a huge demand for 3d models, and a large number of websites have sprung up to provide some models. However, not all are the same quality, so in […]

Sep
4
2010

A Real-World 3d Project

I’m going to show you how I used Poser, 3D Studio Max 5 and Photoshop 7 to create images for a an Art exhibition titled: “The Dark Night…” It began with obtaining a review copy of Poser 5. When I installed it, it crashed my computer the first time I tried to run it (a Pentium 4, 2.1MHz with 512MB of RAM). A reinstall fixed the problem but when I tried to use it recently, […]

Aug
30
2010

Creating a Smash Animation With Slow-motion Effect

Throughout this tutorial you’ll be learning how to use the new mograph 2 module to create a shatter animation with mograph tag. Also through keyframe manipulations you will easily combine the nice slow-motion effect with shatter animation. Let’s get started! Final Product Important: You’ll need Xbreaker plugin for this tutorial. Step 1 Create a cube with dimensions set to 260 x 7.5 x 45 cm. Step 2 Select this cube then open the “Xbreaker” plugin. […]

Jun
24
2010

Creating Extruded Glossy 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

People love 3D effects. They also love the look of shiny, glossy, graphics as well. Today, we will combine those two popular styles and create an extruded 3D glossy text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started! Step 1 Create a new document, make it 600px by 400px. Step 2 Fill the background with #011923. Now, add some noise, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. 2% should be ok. Step 3 Create a new […]

Feb
26
2010

Designing a 3d Ice Effect Text

Introduction 3D text effects are a growing and awesome design trend. They can add angles, lighting and interest that many 2D text effects can’t bring. Here is an awesome Showcase of 3D Typography that was put together a little while back by Angie Bowen. I’ve also been seen and been inspired by tutorials like 3D Text on Fire and this Fresh Text Effect. After some experimenting with what can be accomplished using Illustrator’s 3D capabilities […]

Feb
26
2010

Create a Stunning 3D Liquid Explosion Artwork

3D renders are often combined with vector elements and photostock elements to create stunning visual effects.  While some artworks can be created merely in Photoshop, most designers are forced to call upon other programs in order to achieve truly brilliant effects.  In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Poser figure, create a shatter effect and render it in 3DStudio Max, then use Photoshop and some simple stock images to create a brilliant and […]

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