Tips + Tutorials

How to create fire in Blender from video texture

Nov 25, 2022 at 11:00 am by -gToon

Great tutorial from CG Material on creating fire in Blender. 
From Maya to Blender: Part 3

From Maya to Blender: Part 3

Nov 24, 2022 at 08:00 am by nemirc

I am coming back to Blender, and this time I decided it was time to make an actual model. For a project, I need to model a tank top, so that’s what I will be doing. In M.... Read More
Upscaling Small Art Pieces with Photoshop's Super Zoom

Upscaling Small Art Pieces with Photoshop's Super Zoom

Nov 22, 2022 at 07:45 am by Barbara Din

I have a terrible scanner. It only scans paper sheets that are perfectly smooth, with no wrinkles at all. If it has just one minuscule deviation from being absolutely and comp.... Read More
Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Nov 16, 2022 at 12:35 pm by Barbara Din

Part Two - Lines   In part one we talked about how different visual shapes affect us psychologically so we can use that information to make better decisions about our c.... Read More

The Overlooked Simplicity of a Single Light

Nov 15, 2022 at 07:27 pm by Warlord720

Point lights – area lights, spotlights, volumetric lights, atmosphere, Image Based Lighting, HDRI and let’s not forget post-processing. It seems complicated becaus.... Read More
Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Nov 12, 2022 at 02:15 am by Barbara Din

In the previous series we talked about the psychology of color. How color affects us mentally and emotionally and how we can use that information to convey the message we want.... Read More
Unreal Engine Free Stuff November 2022

Unreal Engine Free Stuff November 2022

Nov 09, 2022 at 08:20 am by nemirc

As every month, the Unreal Marketplace is offering some assets for free. If you are an Unreal Engine user, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the Marketplace every month, as.... Read More
Fixing “see-through” error when using UE hair and CC characters

Fixing “see-through” error when using UE hair and CC characters

Nov 03, 2022 at 08:37 am by nemirc

When I work with realistic hair, and Character Creator characters, in Unreal Engine, I have noticed a really strange effect when the hair is covering the eyes (for example, if.... Read More
From Maya to Blender: part 2

From Maya to Blender: part 2

Oct 28, 2022 at 10:14 am by nemirc

Hello again. I continue exploring Blender, and, this time, I take a look at the modeling tools. The most basic way of editing a mesh is editing its vertices. Blender allows yo.... Read More
Building an underground temple in UE4

Building an underground temple in UE4

Oct 26, 2022 at 06:00 am by nemirc

A few days ago, I was working on this underground cave/temple scene for a project, and now I am briefly going to tell you how I made it. The entire scene is made with various.... Read More

Using AI Generated Images for Headshot

Oct 25, 2022 at 06:30 am by Warlord720

  One thing most Character Creator users never have enough of is new faces for their characters. Now, with AI image generators, we can conjure up any number of facial im.... Read More
Move On or Keep Trying?

Move On or Keep Trying?

Oct 22, 2022 at 11:45 am by Barbara Din

I’m not talking about art altogether. You should never quit art. It won’t let you. Thankfully. Although you might eventually have this dilemma, so we’ll leav.... Read More
Hair coloring tips

Hair coloring tips

Oct 20, 2022 at 09:23 am by nemirc

Time for another quick Unreal Hair tip. While working on something, I ran into this issue when working with pale-blond hair and a very dim skylight to add some ambient light t.... Read More
From Maya to Blender: Part 1

From Maya to Blender: Part 1

Oct 19, 2022 at 10:48 am by nemirc

As you know, I have been a Maya user for the mosto f my 3D life. I have been using it since around 2004, and I’ve never had the need to use another app, even tough I hav.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Oct 15, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first two articles about the psychology of color, color is one of the most important elements in art to that help convey a message. Each color has positive a.... Read More
Unreal Engine free stuff: October 2022

Unreal Engine free stuff: October 2022

Oct 12, 2022 at 10:25 am by nemirc

As every month, the Unreal Marketplace is offering some assets for free. If you are an Unreal Engine user, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the Marketplace every month, as.... Read More

Altering Images with Masked AI

Oct 11, 2022 at 11:00 am by Warlord720

It wasn’t that long ago, last month about this time, that I wrote about Stable Diffusion and how to run it on your own computer.  The article is mainly about Graphi.... Read More
Unity Tools Bundle

Unity Tools Bundle

Oct 06, 2022 at 12:00 pm by nemirc

If you have followed my game development articles throughout the years, you know I am all for using middleware and any tool that lets you work faster, and thus lets you finish.... Read More
Add an illustrated look to your iClone renders

Add an illustrated look to your iClone renders

Oct 05, 2022 at 04:15 am by nemirc

Previously, I wrote an article exploring iClone’s rendering, and one of the things I looked at was the cartoon shader. This time I will show the way I used to make a 2d.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first part of Psychology of Color, there are elements in art that help convey an idea, a sensation, a message, color being one of the most important. Each co.... Read More
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