Category Archives: Design 3D CX

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

Controlling edge reflectance on diffuse surfaces

Viewing this tutorial requires a SubscriptionThis materials and rendering tutorial shows how to impart subtle surface shading for diffuse materials. Specifically, it shows how to use the fresnel interpolator to adjust the reflectance at glancing angles to help give a greater sense of dimension to diffuse shaded objects.

Creating a chemical shape, approach 1

Viewing this tutorial requires a SubscriptionThis modeling tutorial imports Adobe Illustrator artwork which contains only non-filled bezier curve segments. It specifically shows how to create thickness for these elements, in addition to setting up the final geometry for proper subdivision surface objects.

Creating a chemical shape, approach 2

Viewing this tutorial requires a SubscriptionThis modeling tutorial shows how to prepare Adobe Illustrator artwork for geometry creation in Design 3D. It shows how to prepare the artwork in order to create a subdivision surface object and walks through the process of properly generating a polygon structure from this Illustrator artwork that properly subdivides.

UV Unwrapping a bottle cap

Viewing this tutorial requires a SubscriptionThis UV mapping tutorial UV unwraps a bottle cap type of object so a label can be applied and wrap around the sides. It specifically shows how to approach the UV mapping problem in this case by starting from projected UVs. It also shows how to set up good geometry starting with a lathe object which is easy to UV map.
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