Category Archives: CX Advanced

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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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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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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Adaptive Shadow Sampling and 8.0

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

Adaptive Shadow Sampling allows the renderer to save time by adaptively lowering render quality parameters in dim shadow areas. This can save quite a bit of time in some scene, but can also introduce artifacts if set too high. This tutorial discusses how the gamma function in 8.0 can necessitate different values as compared to 7.x


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Anti-Aliasing & Pixel Detail settings in 8.0

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

The Block Volume Subdivision Limit controls which pixels get anti-aliased, often called oversampling, by examining pixel intensity differences between neighboring pixels. This tutorials specifically addresses how this variable is affected by the new gamma controls in 8.0.


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8.0: Working with Floating Point Color, 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 adjust over-exposed areas of an HDRI image rendered out of Design 3D 8.0. It will help you to become familiar with working in the realm of floating point color.
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