Category Archives: Design 3D CX

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

A Plastic Pill Bottle, Part 4: 3D printing with i.materialize

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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 prepare a model for printing with i.materialize. It specifically looks at specific requirements for the model, including a) closed volume; b) correct size; c) wall thickness; d) overlapped geometry; and e) mesh resolution.


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Yogurt Cup, Part 4: Lighting 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 fourth of the tutorials walking through the process of creating a yogurt cup. It stages, lights and renders the yogurt cup.


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Yogurt Cup, Part 3: UV mapping the lid

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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 of the tutorials walking through the process of creating a yogurt cup. It UV maps the cup lid, ensuring that the UVs for the lid match the UVs previously generated for the body.


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Yogurt Cup, Part 2: UV mapping the cup

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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 of the tutorials walking through the process of creating a yogurt cup. It UV maps the cup, and covers some aspects of this process that deal with ensuring the UV's generated are size matched to the physical dimensions of existing label art.


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Yogurt Cup, Part 1: 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 first of the tutorials walking through the process of creating a yogurt cup. It specifically deals with the model creation.


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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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