Tips + Tutorials

Photoshop Training: Part 1 Color of the Year Tutorial

Feb 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm by -gToon

Matching Colors In Photoshop Part 1: Blending Modes Every year, the Pantone Color Institute has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. The Color of the Yea.... Read More

Let's Build a Workstation PC! Part 3

Feb 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm by -gToon

The second entry in my workstation build focused on the parts we chose for the computer. Now that we have them, it's time to put them together into a functioning workstation!.... Read More

Let's Build a New Workstation PC! Part 2

Feb 03, 2017 at 10:10 pm by -gToon

The first entry in my workstation build tips article focused on what the workstation would be used for. I decided that I wanted a computer that would render 3D/2D very well a.... Read More

Lets Build a New Workstation PC!

Jan 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm by -gToon

Every 3 or 4 years I build a new PC Workstation, usually combining new computer technology while scavenging my old computer for parts (or I just give the old computer away to.... Read More

Creating a 3D Logo in Cinema 4D

Jan 16, 2017 at 08:06 pm by Warlord720

Creating a 3D Logo in Cinema 4D from Michael Balchaitis on Vimeo. This tutorial will show you how to create a 3D logo in Cinema 4D. I will go over a primitive, deformer, a.... Read More

Cinema 4D Quick Tip: Physical Sky Object Atmosphere

Jan 05, 2017 at 10:01 pm by Warlord720

Cinema 4D Quick Tip: Physical Sky Object Atmosphere from The Pixel Lab on Vimeo. Just a little tip for adding some depth/realism to your scene when using the Physical Sky Obj.... Read More

Create a Unique Holiday Card with an Adobe Stock Template

Dec 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm by Warlord720

[source: Adobe blog] It's easy to design an artful holiday greeting with a template from Adobe Stock. Templates can be opened directly inside Adobe Photoshop CC or Illustra.... Read More

Learn Five editing basics in Premiere Pro CC

Dec 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm by Warlord720

See how easy it is to import your footage, create a sequence, add a title, adjust audio levels, and export video in Adobe Premiere Pro. There are five basic things you should.... Read More

Step by Step: Locked and Loaded from Motionographer

Nov 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm by Warlord720

We are thrilled to bring you the work of David Brodeur, otherwise known as Locked and Loading, for a Step by Step profile. David is an insanely talented designer and a.... Read More

How Poser Can Make You a Better Writer

Sep 28, 2016 at 05:12 pm by nemirc

Creating compelling characters is one of the most important parts of writing fiction. We writers do that on paper, be it physical or digital. While this is a good and necessar.... Read More

View iClone Work in Vive with Unity 3D

Sep 03, 2016 at 09:17 pm by Warlord720

The basics for getting your iClone work into the Virtual Reality environment in Unity 3D. How to prep models in iClone 6.5 then into 3DXchange and out as an FBX file. From the.... Read More

Learning Houdini Journal 23: Bookshelf Tutorial & Houdini News

Aug 17, 2016 at 10:21 pm by -gToon

This is the twenty-third entry of a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated application that is.... Read More

Make That Prop Your Own, Part 2 - Adding a Custom Texture

Aug 03, 2016 at 03:32 pm by nemirc

In my previous article "Make That Prop Your Own - Creating a Custom Texture" I discussed how to modify a prop texture so it looked exactly the way you want. In that example, I.... Read More

Photoshop 3D Character Compositing with Indigo Lighting

Jul 13, 2016 at 05:45 pm by nemirc

When artists think of compositing images, many times we think of 2D compositing which involves layering static images in Photoshop to create believable scenes. But when it com.... Read More

Learning Houdini Journal 22: Creating a Procedural Bookcase

Jun 23, 2016 at 09:19 pm by -gToon

This is the twenty-second entry of a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated application that i.... Read More

iClone VR 360 Tutorial

Jun 09, 2016 at 08:27 pm by nemirc

Reallusion iClone VR 360 video content creation pipeline is a fast and intuitive way to create and animate VR experiences. Create a project with iClone - Environments, Light.... Read More

Rendering Professional 3D Characters in Minutes

Jun 06, 2016 at 09:28 am by nemirc

Creating a professional 3D character can often take time and effort. But, not when you are working with iClone 6 PRO, as you can easily first model and create your avatars wit.... Read More

Learning Houdini Journal 21: The New Houdini 15.5

Jun 01, 2016 at 11:00 pm by -gToon

This is the twenty-first entry of a year-long journal on learning the 3D application, Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated application that is.... Read More

Game development tips: improve level loading in Unity

May 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm by nemirc

Say you've been working on a level for your game for a long time. You added all of your models, textures, sounds, lights, scripted elements, and all. But then, when you begin.... Read More

3D Compositing a Futuristic Sci-fi City using Reallusion's iClone 6.

May 11, 2016 at 08:54 pm by -gToon

Director Adolf Navarro from Antareus Ltd, shows us how to use iClone 6 Pro and PopVideo 3 to create a Sci-Fi 3D compositing shot, mixing masked real footage with CGI element.... Read More