1. 3D & Motion Graphics

3D & Motion Graphics Learning Guides

Master 3D modelling and motion graphics with this awesome collection of learning guides. Each one is a collection of the best free tutorials to help you nail the topic of your choice.

For example, if you want to learn Adobe After Effects from scratch, you can't go wrong with the "Welcome to After Effects" guide. Then, when you've got the basics down, you can try some other guides like building a well-organised After Effects template or creating some stylish user interface elements.

You can also try plenty of other amazing learning guides covering practical projects in Cinema 4D, Maya, 3ds Max, and more.

  1. Build the Caterpillar 797 in 3D Studio Max

    3 Posts
    In this series, you’ll learn how to model the ridiculously huge Caterpillar 797B mining dump truck. Spanning three parts, this tutorial will give you an in-depth look at what it takes to create a fully realized vehicle model in 3D Studio Max using blueprints and photo reference. You’ll learn how to work with Max’s edit poly modifier, spline tools and much more.
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  2. An Introduction To UVMapping In 3d Studio Max

    2 Posts
    So UVMapping... you hate it, I hate it. But unfortunately it's a necessary step in the process of completing most CG projects. In this tutorial, we'll look at creating UVs using the Unwrap UVW modifier in 3D Studio Max, and discuss what UVMapping is, why it's necessary and some ways to approach it.
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  3. Model, Map and Texture a Ballistic Shield with 3D Studio Max

    3 Posts
    In this tutorial series, you’ll Model, UVMap and Texture a high poly Ballistic Shield in 3d Studio Max 2012. Throughout the project you’ll make extensive use of many of Max’s built in modeling tools and modifiers to create the shield. Once you have the high-res model constructed, you’ll go through a manual optimization process to significantly reduce the poly count before moving onto uvmapping and texturing.
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  4. Modeling a Stylized Semi Truck in 3D Studio Max

    10 Posts
    This Semi Truck tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3D Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.
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  5. An Introduction To Vue 9 xStream

    9 Posts
    When you first start using a new software package, you’re a little bit lost. As you don’t really know where to start, what the options and parameters stand for, what the buttons do, etc… This tutorial series was made to introduce you to the best software for creating Natural 3D Environments, that software is Vue 9 xStream. We’ll take a in-depth look of every aspect of Vue 9, starting with the user interface and working up to very complex environments.
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