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MY TUTORIALS
I used, ro have used, Bryce, Poser, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Vue Infnite, Rhino3d, Particle Illusion
and here I will explain some useful tips on how to create great images! :)

Another great site for Vue and other tutorials, is "GeekAtPlay.com"
 
Tutorial 59: SHADOWS & LIGHT

TUTORIAL 59: SHADOWS & LIGHT (Vue)

Tweaking lights and shadows for best effect

29-09-2012

Tutorial 58: Advanced dirt mapping

TUTORIAL 58: ADVANCED DIRT MAPPING (Vue)

How to get grime and slime looking good on your renders! ;)

29-09-2012

Tutorial 57: SSS IN VUE 9, AND THE SPECKLE PROBLEM

TUTORIAL 57: SSS IN VUE 9, AND THE "SPECKLE" PROBLEM

settings for SSS skin in Vue 9, benefits of using SSS in general, and the "speckle" problem that crops up in SSS skin in many versions of Vue and an easy fix

Tutorial 56: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL OF ART

TUTORIAL 56: THE DEVIL IS N THE DETAIL OF ART


General notes on making scenes more realistic

Tutorial 55: Fixing Poser Clothing

TUTORIAL 55: FIXING POSER CLOTHING
Fixing "poke through", adding wear/dirt, displacements, and using magnets

03-06-2010

Tutorial #54: Creating "Forest War - Goblin Shaman"

TUTORIAL 54: CREATING "FOREST WAR - GOBLIN SHAMAN"
(Vue, and postwork in Photoshop)

Scene creation and Postwork

Tutorial 53: MAKING A STUDIO RENDER IN VUE, or other apps

TUTORIAL 53: MAKING A STUDIO RENDER FOR VUE
(and other apps)

PDF version

Tutorial 52: MAKING BLOOD SPLATTERED FLESH IN VUE

TUTORIAL 52: MAKING BLOOD SPLATTERED FLESH IN VUE
This technique also applies to some other apps.

Tutorial 51: COLLECTING & ORAGANIZING CONTENT

TUTORIAL 51: COLLECTING & ORGANIZING CONTENT
And ethics!

Tutorial 47: POSTWORK - MAKING A RENDER INTENSE

TUTORIAL 50: VUE BASICS
Tips for the beginner

Tutorial 47: POSTWORK - MAKING A RENDER INTENSE

TUTORIAL 49: NEBULAE MK3
More tweaks with volumetric nebulae :)

Tutorial 47: POSTWORK - MAKING A RENDER INTENSE

TUTORIAL 48: RENDER SETTINGS FOR VUE
(Updated 04-08-2009)

Tutorial 47: POSTWORK - MAKING A RENDER INTENSE

TUTORIAL 47: POSTWORK - MAKING A RENDER INTENSE
Making a render relaly stand out!

Tutorial 46: MAKING RIVERS THAT FOLLOW TERRAIN HEIGHTS

TUTORIAL 46: MAKING RIVERS THAT FOLLOW TERRAIN HEIGHTS
For Vue, Bryce or any app that uses heightfield maps

Tutorial 45: SIMPLE SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH PHOTOSHOP

TUTORIAL 45: SIMPLE SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH PHOTOSHOP
Neat ways to add special effects to renders or paintings, using Photoshop or similar apps

Tutorial 44: MAKING A 3D PLANET

TUTORIAL 44: MAKING A 3D PLANET
Although mostly for Vue, it applies to other apps too.

Tutorial 43: REFRACTION PROBLEMS IN VUE

TUTORIAL 43: REFRACTION PROBLEMS IN VUE?
If your glass or gemstones go blue or look bad, here's a possible fix!

Tutorial 42: TEXTURE BLENDING IN VUE

TUTORIAL 42: TEXTURE BLENDING IN VUE
How to mix several images to blend them into materials that won't show unsightly tiling, and have random, organic looks.

Tutorial 41: MULTILIGHTS IN MAXWELL RENDERER

TUTORIAL 41: MULTILIGHTS IN MAXWELL RENDERER
Just a simple tutorial on how multilighting works in Maxwell and why it's so good!

Tutorial 40: AREA LIGHTS IN VUE

TUTORIAL 40: AREA LIGHTS IN VUE
How to get best use of area lights, a little known way to get beautiful lighting in scenes :)

Tutorial 39: GENERAL VUE TIPS

TUTORIAL 39: GENERAL VUE TIPS
Tips on terrains, using spheres to make fog and clouds, display and resource issues, varying ecosystem colours, etc
(Updated 04-08-2009)

Tutorial 38: POSTWORK FOR RENDERS

TUTORIAL 38: POSTWORK FOR RENDERS
How to improve your 3D renders, in 2D apps, such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.
updated 18-01-2009

Tutorial 37: CLUSE UP ASTEROID FIELDS IN VUE

TUTORIAL 37: CLOSE-UP ASTEROID FIELDS IN VUE

Tutorial 36: SHIP WAKES IN VUE

TUTORIAL 36: SHIP WAKES IN VUE

#33: Vegetation, Ventialtors and SFX!

TUTORIAL 35: VEGGI, VENTI, SFXI! ;) (Vue)
Usings ventilators and vegetation in unusual ways!

Tutorial 32: CREATING A SCENE

TUTORIAL 34: CREATING A SCENE
How I designed, built, rendered and post worked a scene

tutorial 33, PC build suggestion for 64 bit apps, Vue etc.

TUTORIAL 33: PC BUILD FOR VUE & 64 BIT APPS
      Updated 06-0-2009

My suggestions on specifications for a good rendering machine for Vue etc :)

Tutorial 32: SUBSURFACE SCATTERING IN VUE

TUTORIAL 32: SUB-SURFACE SCATTERING IN VUE
How to get skin and similar objects to look great using "SSS" in Vue

Tutorial 31 Yet more Vue nebula tips

TUTORIAL 31: YET MORE VUE NEBULA TIPS!
Using Volumetric shaded materials and terrains to make space nebulae! :)

TUTORIAL 30: POSER CHARACTER TIPS

Tutorial 29

TUTORIAL 29: PHOTOSHOP PLUGINS
A selection of my fave plugins for Photoshop and similar apps, and special effects apps, for spicing up images, or making 3d model textures :)

Tutorial 28

TUTORIAL 28: DIRT ON THE BOTTOM (Vue)
Not smut! :p Putting dirt where it belongs, for added realism.

Tutorial 27

TUTORIAL 27: TIP FOR 3D MODELLING
A very good general tip for 3d modelling, and also Rhino specific detials.

TUTORIAL 26: RESOURCES FOR DIGITAL ART
Books, magazines, tutorials, toosl etc to help with digital art

updated 18-01-2008

TUTORIAL 25:  2D BRUSHES
A lot of folk aren't aware Photoshop, PaintShopPro etc can use different shapes of brush, or how to vary them!

Weatheirng tutorial

TUTORIAL 24: WEATHERING 3D OBJECTS
To make 3D scene look real, objects in them must have weathered, dirty surfaces.

Tutorial 23: Starfields and Advanced Nebulas

TUTORIAL 23: STARFIELDS & ADVANCED NEBULAS
In Space, no one can hear you scream:
"£&%$ The Material Editor!"
:p

tutorial 21 Lighting

TUTORIAL 22: Lighting for Vue and other apps
Ways to improve lighting your scenes.

Updated 29-0-2012

Tutorial 21 Digital Art Therapy

TUTORIAL 21: Digital Art Therapy.

Art's good for you!

tutorial 20 organizing poser oflders TUTORIAL 20: Organizing Poser folders

How to stop Runtime bloat and confusion!
tutorial 19 introduciton to digital art
TUTORIAL 19: Introduction into Digital Art.

A beginner's guide to digital art.
tutorial 18 Optimizing Poser imports into other apps TUTORIAL 18: Optimizing Poser and other imports.
Vue & Other 3D Apps


Updated 11-09-2009
tutorial 17 Turning renders into cartoon images
TUTORIAL 17: Turning Renders into Cartoon-like images
Vue & Other 3D Apps
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(Updated 04-08-2009)
tutorial 16, RHino, makign a scifi chair Tutorial 16: Making a sci-fi chair, Rhino

Tutorial 15: Quick Reflection rendering
Vue & other 3D Apps.

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Tutorial 14: 3d, UV Mapps Tutorial14: How to make UV maps with UVmapper
3D general

Tutorial 13: Vue, Dirt maps
Tutorial13: Dirtmaps in Vue.

How to make and use dirt maps in Vue
Tutorial 12: RHINO3D, how to make a ship's railing, general introduction to Rhino Tutorial 12: Rhino3d

Making a ship's railing part #1, a basic guide on how to use Rhino.
Tutorial 11: RHINO3D, video, general tips
Tutorial 11: Rhino3d video!!,

Windows media format, 55 megs, general tips
Tutorial 10: VUE, Distribution of Ecosystems Tutorial 10: Precise distribution of Ecosystems in Vue
Tutorial 9: VUE, rotated ecosystems
Tutorial 9: Rotated Ecosystems in Vue
Tutorial 8: VUE< transparencies and alpha planes

Tutorial 8: Transparencies and Alpha Planes
Understanding how to use transparencies, alpha planes, and saving file sizes.

Vue and other apps.

Tutorial 7: VUE, Nebulas
Tutorial 7: Nebulas in Vue
how to make nebulas for space scenes
Tutorial 6: VUE, using photographs to make materials Tutorial 6: Bark terrains, Vue and other apps
creating interesting material from photographs of bark
Vue Tutorial 5: VUE, Overlaying materials to make stains, etc
Tutorial 5: Overlaying Materials for stains etc in Vue,
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verlaying one material with another, to create weathering, stains, add decals etc.
Tutorial 4: VUE,how to make realistic metals

Tutorial4: Antique, rusty metals (Vue)
Vue, creating realistic antique and corroded metals

Tutorial 3: how to use 2d applications to improve 3d work
Tutorial 3:  How to improve 3d work using 2d programs
How to use Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or similar to "fix" and enhance 3d art.
Tutoria 2: how to make planetary rings like Saturn Tutorial 2 Planetary Rings, using Bryce, and Paint Shop Pro
This includes a "ring" object for 3d, and 2d textures! Works with Vue and other programs.
Tutorial 1: how I created an image
Tutorial 1: Bedazzlement 3, using Bryce, Paint Shop Pro and Fractal images.
Rather than deal with specific issues, I'll show you how I made an entire image, step by step!
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