Category Archives: Design 3D CX

This category includes all tutorials that are based on Design 3D CX – regardless of the version number.

Air Freshener Display, Part 5: final setup and rendering

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This is the final tutorial in the 'Air Freshner' display packaging tutorial series. It sets up the final scene, including the posing of the riser and packets, lighting set up and camera setup.


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Air Freshener Display, Part 4: riser stand UV mapping

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This is the fourth tutorial in the 'Air Freshner' display packaging tutorial series. It UV maps the riser stand component and applies Adobe Illustrator artwork. Note that it's important to get the 8.0.1 update for this tutorial.


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Air Freshener Display, Part 3: riser stand modeling

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This is the third tutorial in the Air Freshner display packaging tutorial series. It models the riser stand using polygon modeling and subdivision surfaces. The riser looks deceptively simple and this tutorial aims to show how to construct it.


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Air Freshener Display, Part 2: packet UV mapping and texture application

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This is the second tutorial in the air freshener packaging tutorial series. It deals with the UV mapping of the packet object, specifically looking at the mirror UVs and how to correct their inverted nature (they were generated from duplicate geometry that had been mirrored across a grid). It also sets up a UV template, correctly sets the physical size of the template, and then sets the Adobe Illustrator art over it. Finally, this art is imported into Design 3D and applied to the packet art.


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Air Freshener Display, Part 1: packet modeling

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This tutorial models a generic packaging object with a hanging hook inset. It is deformed slightly to give the sense of something contained inside. It uses basic polygon modeling, subdivision surfaces, deformation lattices and some basic UV mapping.


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Boolean objects and STL format (3D printing)

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This tutorial deals with preparing geometry for STL output format used for 3D printing. It specifically looks at using the booleon Union tool to weld together some 3D type into a block shape, and issues that may come up. The use of the Select Non-Manifold function is discussed along with objects with counter-spaces.


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The Explode Command

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by Rodrigo Duarte:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific
We are going to use one of the most fun tools in Strata Design 3D: the Explode modeling command. As the name suggests, this tool makes things explode in a controllable manner.
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The basics of setting up a reflective material, Part 3

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This third part of the reflective materials series discusses the fresnel effect as it relates to surface roughness and high incidence angles.


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The basics of setting up a reflective material, Part 2

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This tutorial shows how to control the smoothness of a material according to incidence angle.


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The basics of setting up a reflective material, Part 1

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by Chris Tyler:
Fundamentals | Modeling
Texturing | 7.5 Rendering
UV Mapping | Miscellaneous
7.5 Specific | 8.0 Specific

This tutorial walks through the basics of using the fresnel interpolator to create realistic materials. It also discusses concepts like incidence angle and energy balance.


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