Category Archives: CX Advanced

UV mapping a seat cushion object, 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 is the second part of the seat cushion UV mapping tutorial. This specifically walks through the process of unwrapping the cushion object, first starting with the original, basic subdivision surface object. It then shows two further unwrapping approaches uses a pre-subdivided base mesh to help demonstrate how to avoid or to minimize certain UV artifacts that can show up.


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Specularity on Metals, primary and secondary smoothness

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

This texturing tutorial shows how to use the Primary Mix Ratio to use two specular components on metallic surfaces. This allows materials with no diffuse component to interact with direct light sources.


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Modeling the leg of an end-table

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

This modeling tutorial shows how to use the Path Extrude tool to help generate the leg of an end-table. It also shows how to use the Skin tool, the polygon Bridge function, vertex gravity and custom grids to shape the contour of the leg geometry.


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Modeling a twisted helix shape

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

This is an advanced modeling tutorial that shows how to take an Illustrator profile, bring it into Design 3D 8.0, extrude it and then produce a twisted DNA type shape.


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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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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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