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Art is the all-defining term for this site. While almost all of the creative endeavors covered on this site can be defined as "art", this page is specifically for the display of visual arts, including painting, drawing, design and any combination of these and more.


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Making a Collision Model

Posted on Jul 3, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief tutorial on making a collision model (aka collision mesh) for Valve Source games. The tutorial is for making models in 3D Studio Max.

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collision, model, collision mesh, 3ds

Strauss Shader bug in Render To Texture

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You cannot use a material using the Strauss Shader when trying to output to the diffuse map with Render To Texture in 3DS Max 2010.

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3ds max 2010, strauss, render to texture, bake

SMD Collision Mesh Tool

Posted on May 12, 2009 | Last Updated May 1, 2013

Download the SMD Collision Mesh Prep Tool for 3D Studio Max and learn how to use it.

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smd, collisionmodel, collision mesh, texture, smoothing group, valve, 3ds, 3d studio max, maxscript, macroscript, plugin, hull, tool

Viewport Canvas

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A video tutorial on using the Viewport Canvas tool in 3D Studio Max 2010. The video demonstrates painting directly onto geometry as well as using 3rd party paint applications such as Photoshop and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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Viewport canvas, 3ds max, painting, texture, texturing, 3d paint

Dab Attributes

Posted on Jan 25, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Video tutorial demonstrating the usage of dab attributes to control the look of brush strokes in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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dab, dabs, attribute, attributes, brush, cpt, ppt, photopaint

Custom Nibs in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Posted on Jan 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

This is a video tutorial on how to create custom nibs in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. This example uses Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 but applies to older versions as well.

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corel, photopaint, nibs, custom nib, video, tutorial, cpt

Overly Dark Render Problem in 3DS Max 2009

Posted on Nov 21, 2008 | Last Updated Sep 4, 2012

Fix to dark render problem in 3ds Max 2009 where render looks fine in preview render window but not the final output file.

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3d, 3ds max, 3d studio, 2009, render, dark, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

3D Designs

Posted on Jul 24, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
3d chess

Samples of graphics that encorporate 3D renders.

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3d, graphics, 3 dimensional

Nuclear Fission

Posted on May 17, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Nuclear Fission

A cartoon depicting a couple fishermen discussing the marvels of modern technology and nuclear fission.

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nuclear fission, new clear fishin, fishing

Misty Morning

Posted on Jan 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Misty Morning

Misty Morning is a computer painted scene of a large lake with islands and distant mountains along the horizon.

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misty, morning, mountains, water, fog, haze, art, painging, digital, corel

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