View Full Version : Tutorials Galore *updated December 12 2003*

09 September 2002, 07:31 PM
Ok, sorry guys. I should have gone through all the links one by one before I posted this because there were tons of dead links. Hopefully they're all working now.

3DSMAX GENERAL TUTORIALS ( NEW! (French) (provided by Ila Solomon) (by Conrad) by Xilica by Xilica (submitted by Xilica (submitted by Xilica




CAR TUTORIAL (by Karabo Legwaila) (

CAR TUTORIAL (Raybrig Honda NSX by Morten Munk Rowley)

CLOUDS: (afterburn) by Daniel P. Ferreira






HAIR: (by Lizard Head)




LIGHTING (Fun with Lights By Dr-spline)

LIGHTING (Grayson Chalmers)





MODELING (Sebulba): (meshtools)

MODELING (Joan D'Arc (character + clothes) tutorial in English, at least part of it.)














Shag Hair: (parts 1-2 ... submitted by Adam Watkins)





MAPPING (Multiple UV Channels)


TILEABLE TEXTURE (Grayson Chalmers)

UV Mapping (In-Depth Look at UVW Mapping in 3D Studio Max 5)


09 September 2002, 02:24 PM
MODELING (various courtesy of insect666)
[A very good tutorial about making realistic jewelry.]
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[Making a concept car. This tutorial is for a bit advanced.]
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[a very good tutorial about making, texturing and lighting a missile.]
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[A serie of tutorials about Mesh-modeling.]
[A tutorial for early beginners.]
[another poly-modeling tutorial.]
[A tutorial for total begginers. Useful for those who have just started.]
[making human teeth. Usefull.]
[an ocean scene.]
[two sets of tutorials for making an insect alien. My fav. =)]
[A glass crystal effect.]
[A way to make text on objects.]
[modeling a dolphin.]
[Here's something about multi-lofting.]
[fractals or shards... Very good abstract visualisation.]
[Eggcell tutorial... What weird look.]
[making a neclace with two hearts.]
[another nice lathe tutorial for beginners.]
[modeling an ear... !]
[Making a simple window frame and applying textures to it.]
[a nice tutorial about making bullets. For begginers.]
[Modeling some guy from south park.]
[making an animatable cartoony eye setup.]
[Even a tutorial for making a ring.]
[making a soccer ball... Simple?.. Not actually.]
[A good tutorial for modeling a jar.]
[space warps for beginners.]
[lofting a spoon... Not so stupid idea.]
[doing abstracts.]
[Modeling a fantasy toy car's exhaust pipe.]
[a two-part box modeling tutorial.]
[modeling the full human body.]
[making a cartoon character. ]
[And another character.]
[A head tutorial...]
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[A bolt and a nut...]
[an interesting way of making candle sticks.]
[Some stuff to make plants.]
[Modeling a ferrari F-1.]
[Making "Sebulba" (heh?). A very nice tutorial for making a full head of a sci-fi character.]
[a bumpy guitar...]
[Making windows and doors in a wall without booleans.]
[Making a full space scene... Texturing modleing lighting, etc...]
[Modeling and texturing a mushroom.]
[Patch-modeling a car.]
[some more uses of the PathDefor modifier.]
[some space stuff that everyone does.]
[A full scene in an old house... The atmosphere, fogs, lighting, texturing.]
[Making clothes on a character.]
[NURMS modeling.]
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[modeling a full human body, by using box-modeling.]
[oh joy! A low-poly "hummer"! :)]
[Modeling a valley. Like a practice of the displace modifier.]
[How to make Rhino and Max to work togeather... ie. A Rhino and max tutorial.]
[ok... This is another tutorial about making grass.]
[making simple terrains.]
[another way of making faces by using spline-modeling.]
[making trees without any plug-ins.]
[Using CrossSection...]
[a shapemerge tutorial.]
[that's a cool car. :] Quite interesting modeling too...]
[Modeling and texturing that small green guy from star wars: episode II... I guess his name's Yoda. =)]
[lol! The tutorial is good... But what are they modeling?.. lol!]
[Damn... face features again.]
[Modeling a human hand.]
[simle exercise... lathe.]
[a logo.]
[another tutorial for making trees without plug-ins]
[Modeling a Tire - by cgtalk user Capn Panic]

09 September 2002, 02:25 PM
TEXTURING (various courtesy of insect666)
[A 5 part tutorial about proper texturing. Lot's of tips.]
[A very in-depth tutorial about translucency.]
[some usefull tips about metal materials.]
[making wet materials...Uhmmm, not making acctually - just an explanation of what makes a material look wet.]
[Realistic glass, chrome and glazed pottery shaders for brazil.]
[Anistropic higlights. A long tutorial for advanced.]
[The AA filters is 50% what makes a good renderer realy work.]
[A nice little tutorial about making clay.]
[How to achieve the sparkling snow effect.]
[A very good tutorial about UVW mapping a shoe/boot.]
[Some complex organic materials.]
[Making a leather jacket.]
[making a "blin" shader look like "metal"]
[How to add animated textures.]
[An iris texture tutorial - very useful for making eyes.]
[A very easy way of making a seamless texture.]{Photoshop for 3D}{Non-software-specific}
[making a green tongue by mixing complex maps.]
[A human skin material.]
[using the Camera_map modifier.]
[Adding some dirt to liven your maps a bit.]
[Another good mapping lesson.]
[Blending directly two (or more) materials.]
[Making a stone texture in PS. {Not software specific.}]
[maping photos onto objects, to get a photorealistic look.]
[making skin for characters.]
[Anistropic surfaces of disks and stuff like that.]
[car paint that looks good.]
[using a composite material.]
[mixing procedural maps is my favourite way of texturing... =)]
[making a very interesting material, called X-Ray material.]
[the poor can...]
[poly-modeling another head.]
[Texturing a tire.]
[a set of texture-mapping tutorials.]
[The basic way of texturing a mountain.]
[making and texturing a very nice tire.]
[basics of compositing materials.]
[introduction to mapping coordinates.]
[A swimming pool material.]
[some tips for making organic materials.]
[material tips for begginers.]
[the making of different underwater effects.]
[the "polished wood" look]
[silk material.]
[realistic texturing... Nice dream-house =D ]
[Mapping without using an UVW modifier.]
["One way of skining a model". A very nice tutorial about skining.]
[mixing two maps with a falloff mask.]
[droplets on a surface, as the material.]
[morphing materials can be usefull for making
[A metalic surface that works very good onto text.]
[a realistic ocean surface.]
[the way of making the ground to be of background color, except display shadows.]
[head texturing with a photo.]
[a photorealistic [Yeah sure... heh] apple by only usin procedural textures.]
[texturing landscapes.]
[Sunburst guitar texture.]
[Half wireframe rendering with 3DsMax and PS.]
[Texturing a face. An extrememly good tutorial, but it's written in french...]
[A good glass material.]
[yay! Procedurals! =P]
[NURBS mapping.]
[making raytrace water.]
[the first steps for making materials.]
[Making a simple landscape. Good one.]
[using sub-object materials]
[mapping coords.]
[a fast tutorial... But usefull tips about making metals.]
[ughhh... lots of work, but nice results.]
[Procedural Ocean.] ***

09 September 2002, 02:26 PM
LIGHTING (various courtesy of insect666)
[An awesome GI tutorial! Worth checking out even for advanced artists.]
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[A set of lighting tips. Very good explanations.]
[Lighting without using lights... Stupid?.. no.]
[radiosity tutorial. Essential.]
[Projection maps for making a forest scene.]
[Another good GI tutorial.]
[soft shadows (GI again). A very full of examples tutorial.]
[matching lighting in compositing.]
[Three point lighting setup... Or so called "modeling with light".]
[Some basic explanation of lighting.]
[Some research on a spotlight's anatomy...]
[faking sunlight.]
[using negative light.]
[Selecting which lights should affect diffuse, which ambien, which specular...]
[Some explanation about painting with light.]
[This one's very usefull for making realistic lighting.]
[The light's Including/excluding list.]
[some practice with volume lights.]
[some more basic practice with volume lights.]
[I like this one... It makes your characters look much better.]
[the usual way of doing area lights in Max.]
[VERY usefull! may be used instead of a softlight, but that's not easy to apply to animatuions.]
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ANIMATION (various courtesy of insect666)
[Hiding objects in an animation... Believe me! That's a puzzle if you don't know how.]
[woodcarving. A very useful trick.]
[A very quik tutorial about acceleratio9n and deceleration.]
[Yay! A subwoofer animation! =)]
[How to switch multiple cammeras during an animation.]
[A tutorial about motion capture.]
[Some very good tips about making good animation.]
[Some kind of gimbal lock and why it occures.]
[prograssive morphing for animations.]

09 September 2002, 02:28 PM
Hey guys. We'll keep this stuck to the top.

If you want to submit more links please PM or email them to myself or Visualboo so that we can edit the above message, and keep things nice and neat.

Also if there are any dead links please report them.


04 April 2003, 09:41 PM
hehe just a post to bring it back in to visibillity.

the reason you didn't see it is cause the default show is set to 45days and newer.


- Equinoxx -

05 May 2003, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the great post. I'm bumping this up so others can see it.

07 July 2003, 07:19 PM
Thought I had lost this one.


07 July 2003, 05:02 PM
Can a mod make this sticky? And also the thread about video tutorials at 3dbuzz as well.


07 July 2003, 08:39 PM
hey, took some time to get to the bottem of this! Nice work guys! will help newbies alot.:applause:

08 August 2003, 11:31 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

08 August 2003, 02:48 PM
whoa, juz what i needed...thankz for e links! :thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 07:06 PM
here are some sites and tutorials

tutorials for various applications ( (

09 September 2003, 02:27 PM
Not to forget

09 September 2003, 05:56 AM
To....many...tutorials:drool: Looks like Im gonna be very busy the rest of this year and next..Thanks a bunch for the tutorials Ive been looking all over the web for em but couldnt.:thumbsup:

09 September 2003, 04:19 AM
Wow, too many tutorials to count. Thanks a lot!:beer:

10 October 2003, 08:06 AM
Two video-tutorials:

(modeling a head using free scuplting max plugin - Paint Modifier)

greetings from Poland,
Adrian (

10 October 2003, 08:18 AM
somebody mentioned this on another forum, and i thought people might be interested.

if you go on kazaa and search for "All Web 3D Studio Max Tutorials.pdf" you'll find a 60+ meg .pdf file that has all kinds of crazy stuff. it's a few thousand pages of tutorials. the guy seems to have put quite some amount of time into organizing it all.

a lot of them seemed like they were for max 2 or 3 from the ones i picked randomly, but were new ones too and even some of the old ones were on topics i've never seen before.

interesting to take a peek at anyways, maybe you'll see one of your own tutorials too :surprised

10 October 2003, 02:20 PM
Nice i love it. If you added anymore links you could sell this as info lol. Ima try to go throught these all . I bet theres ton of info. Nice job you guys.

10 October 2003, 09:39 PM
Oh damn...:eek:

There are some nice tuts there. I guess I have no excuse not to boot up and get busy.

Thanks so much for sharing.

10 October 2003, 02:26 PM
Más tutoriales en español en

Fly soilder
11 November 2003, 02:24 AM
is good,thanks, thanks,thanks!

11 November 2003, 06:47 PM

there are some video tuts of particle flow bye particle guru Brandon Davis



11 November 2003, 05:57 AM
can you guys point out the best tutorial for a total beginner, as in never did a 3D image before in any 3D software kinda newbie like me?

thanks! :D

01 January 2004, 08:59 AM
check out

03 March 2004, 05:37 PM

04 April 2004, 05:09 PM
Dear friends

Such as before i couldn`t find a perfect tutorial for mental ray in 3dsmax 6.0.

Thanks everyone who knows it.:bowdown:

04 April 2004, 04:30 PM
u r very cool!:thumbsup:

04 April 2004, 03:43 PM
erm, let me ask for recommendation,
I have no basic of 3d, about to start now.
in my hand is 3dstudiomax6,
which tutorial should I go through for the basic. Can't really find it in the web,
i'm considering to buy a book.

05 May 2004, 04:30 PM
a bunch of these have gone missing... perhaps they can be mirrored if the
author's don't mind?

barter frog
05 May 2004, 01:07 PM
selfish, books are pretty good, but they focus on learning the tools, not specific modeling, rigging, etc.

thanks so much for this wonderful list of tutorials, and i have to say, i am going to try and get through most of them :beer:

06 June 2004, 09:10 AM
I have'nt tried these tuts, but I did have a quick browse through the Lara Croft tut and it has some good info in it. It would be ok with any rig, you dont have to have character studio.

Modeling, Texturing and Animating low-poly Lara Croft in 3ds max

Lara Croft (Part I) (

excellent 3D Studio Max tutorial for Character Studio. In this part, you will learn how to model low-poly Lara Croft from well known game and the movie - Tomb Raider...

Lara Croft (Part II) (

In this part, you will learn how to texture low-poly Lara Croft model.

Lara Croft (Part III) (

Modeling, Texturing and Animating low-poly Lara Croft. In this part, you will learn how to make some basic movements of our low-poly Lara Croft model.

A Liquid-tutorial (

liquid-tutorial which shows you how to create cool liquid-effects...

A "holography" - animation (

This tutorial shows you how to create a holograghic imagein the material editor and how to animate materials.

Wire To Solid (

Make transition from solid to wired picture using 3DS Max and Photoshop...Useful for demo reel

Bullet Time Bullet Trail v.2 - Follows Turns (

Matrix Bullet Time Bullet Trail V.2 is Faster, Easier and Follows Turns...

How to model Dragon Wings (

This tut shows how to model Dragon Wings with the bones and skin in between attached to the bones, ready for animation.

Hand and Arm Rigging tuts - from James Haywoods CROI Project. (

There are quite a few different rig setups here from basic to complex.

Images on this webpage show the objectives of these tutorials.

Mapping using Reactor Cloth
Curtain with reactor
Making of ... The Hunch-Backed Angel
Car Rigging
Deform Paint Tutorial #1 Download Paint Modifier Plugin.
Deform Paint Tutorial #2 Download Paint Modifier Plugin.
Hair Modeling using Paint Modifier #3 Download Paint Modifier Plugin.

06 June 2004, 11:28 AM
thanks man, nice introduction to rigging scripts and love the cloth mapping tut for flattening your mesh :thumbsup:

06 June 2004, 10:11 AM
hey, i have downloaded both the paint deform modifier r6 and and paint modifier plugin, so where do i place them in max and how do i initialise them?
i really like how it please tell me how to have this work

Infinite Vacuum
06 June 2004, 10:54 AM

I've been testing some tutorials and i've found several wrong links. Those are just from the first post (visualboo). Sorry, no more free time for now.

Hope that helps someone. FOR (No tutorials?) FOR (Something is wrong with this one) FOR (Where are the
joanmenu.asp NOT WORKING NOT WORKING NOT WORKING FOR (Just the last slash) NOT GENERIC TUTORIALS (Maybe it should be removed) NOT WORKING

08 August 2004, 01:18 PM
spline car modeling really great tutorial!

and another great place for Car blueprints

i found Tutorial - Boxmodeling a car

How about some avi tutorials

3dsmax HDRI Tutorial (Video)

Nice video tutorial car modeling max 5 lotus elise

for more visit in thire forum

08 August 2004, 06:07 PM
thanks:thumbsup: .thanks for your help!!!

09 September 2004, 03:39 PM
wow i think i should download all tutorial you'all posting
thanx a lot bro :love:

12 December 2004, 04:16 AM
Thanks! I'm in th middle of my fifth (out of six) week of class and I've already gone thru two models that aren't very good. I wish I was back on campus, I love the online classes, but I miss the fellowship of the computer labs. This is a great resource!

12 December 2004, 02:31 PM
Thanks for the great tuts, once my new copy of 3dmax7 arrives I am going to get back into it. Been a while since I touched 3dmax need to start up again and have some fun.

12 December 2004, 05:28 PM
Yeah! Those links are realy useful. Thanks a lot dude.:thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 03:07 PM
I didn't see in here.

Check out the Audi A3 tutorial.

There are 32 free video tutorials that cover a lot of subjects.


12 December 2004, 11:51 PM
I didn't see in here.

Check out the Audi A3 tutorial.

There are 32 free video tutorials that cover a lot of subjects.

492 video tutorials actually, over 300 of which are free :) Currently we have over 50 gigs of tutorials.



12 December 2004, 09:26 PM
hey ppl

I dnt mean to be rude, and I truly appreciate the effort placed into the listing of so many tutorials for us beginners, but considering how good these forums are (and how professional etc) - I rly think someone should go over the links, cause there is a large number that doesn't work...

On a more positive note, thanx for all the effort put into this... Otherwise it wud be a long extensive task to find even half of these tutorials.

01 January 2005, 07:18 PM
Hello , great lists , i would tell you that there are new tutorials and articles on

01 January 2005, 06:47 AM
This is a great post. Neat, orderly, and very easy to use.

I wonder if it's possible to rate these tutorials on this thread or another. Different tutorials may have different ratings from each individual and ratings help a lot too especially newbies.

03 March 2005, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the great tuts.

What about non plug-ins ocean seacost tut. With foam of cause.

04 April 2005, 10:20 AM

05 May 2005, 09:33 PM
thanks a lot.

07 July 2005, 11:55 PM
cool thanks!

07 July 2005, 02:01 AM
Talk about stumbling upon a great find, thanks for all the contributions. Anyone know of any great space warp tutorials?:scream:

07 July 2005, 03:13 PM
This topic may as well be removed considering the amount of dead links it has. Its now 2005 and its not been updated for a long long time.

08 August 2005, 06:27 PM
This topic may as well be removed considering the amount of dead links it has. Its now 2005 and its not been updated for a long long time.

i agree, or atleast delete dead links/fix the links

10 October 2005, 12:56 PM
Hi guys,

I am looking for VIDEOS TUTORIALS focus on ANIMATION like the ones in 3dbuzz or 3d-palace. The thing is there a lot of videos about modeling but hardly on animation. VIDEOS are so far the best tutorials ever, pdf and reading endless instructions are the past. Thanks

11 November 2005, 12:52 PM
This is absolutly great, I seriosly like the rigging one

well done, any tutorial on rigging

12 December 2005, 05:28 AM
a revision of hte links, imho, is in order. most links are broken anyway

01 January 2006, 09:50 AM
Nice tutorials. Thank you very much :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 06:29 AM
Hi I am new to Max. I need a tutorial on how to make a bathtub and Fighter plane.

Please help.

01 January 2006, 09:08 PM
Hi I am new to Max. I need a tutorial on how to make a bathtub and Fighter plane.

Please help.
First just learn the basics (links are all over the thread) and than try the bathtub... I wouldn't know any tutorial dedicated to how to make one... For the fighter plane you could try the one that ships with MAX itself? Got some great tutorials under "help"

01 January 2006, 08:59 PM
very comprehensive thanks alot!:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 04:43 AM
I did not find any tut on the net so finally I have decided to write my own version. Its in pdf format but i have no space to upload so. If any noob want to have a look. Ask me

01 January 2006, 04:46 AM
I have also written a wine shelf tut in pdf format. Its a comprehensive for noobs like me.

01 January 2006, 06:43 AM


02 February 2006, 06:10 PM
Nice tutorial database for all the major 3D Software progs.

03 March 2006, 06:08 AM
...Im in need of a toturial for tree+grass+water making for games, please help, Thanks alot. Trust me, iv done my searching, iv found some, but they are not so good, old, and not about games

Oh, nice idea would be to delete this thread and make a renewed version... huh? It would require alot of work but the result... the end result would be so rewarding

Mike Nuts
04 April 2006, 04:25 AM
Modeling and posing a chain (

05 May 2006, 01:54 PM
I've recently started working on a website providing free 3ds max tutorials, the first one's are here, visit to view them all for free!!

links to bigger images:

neon (or lightsaber), using Mental Ray (
UI customisation (
Clay rendering, different techniques (
terrain, grass (
lighter, model and materials (
P flow basics, homing missiles (
Caustics , using Mental Ray (
Reactor basics (
modeling and texturing Pottery (
Mental Ray lighting, using GI and FG (

to show you these tutorials are worth the download, I've won a competition at ( a while ago:

If you like these tutorials please post about them on other forums and tell your friends, you can also register on our forums if you need help (or want to help others)

08 August 2006, 12:35 AM
Thanks for the great post.

12 December 2006, 06:00 PM
I was browsing around internet today and found this link from one other forum..

I checked it out and seems like they have pretty large collection of tutorials.

02 February 2007, 05:16 AM
I would like to add a site to the first post, could not find this one listed there

some great tutorials

also I did not see this site listed

02 February 2007, 01:38 AM
Wow, very nice list. I just got Autodesk 3D max and plan to dabble in it while i work to get my B.Sc in CS.

02 February 2007, 03:27 PM
some of my tutorials are released at ;)

03 March 2007, 04:45 PM
If you all want, I could take care of the list of links on this topic (checking the links, correcting them, or plain erase them if it's necessary) and post an updated list on a new post. Hopefully that would be useful but I don't know if this thread is still alive as I'm new to the forums :P
Just let me know if it's worthwhile to update the thread.

03 March 2007, 04:02 PM
Cool site ... have some tuts :thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 06:36 AM
lol, check this link under MAXSCRIPTS

spent 45 minutes on the site and still can't find the script :P

06 June 2007, 11:10 PM
There is a detailed tutorial about modeling a 3D human head with polygons on my site: (


08 August 2007, 06:42 AM
Thanks For The Greate Topic :love:

09 September 2007, 10:55 PM
I made some tutorials on box modelling

I decided to make a video tutorial of my box modeling procedure. I modeled a spacecraft from a shitty sketch. People learn how to model better with free video tutorials :D

I have them encoded as .wmv format, 800x600 (for photoshop) and 1024x768 (for 3ds max)
The files are rather lightweight, given that I made a 86mb video that is 56min long.

There are three videos, just watch them in order if interested. If it does to slow, skip ahead. If you think I'm annoying to listen to, mute me. But hey, they're free!

09 September 2007, 02:46 AM
I can't download.
Is it free to download from that site?
I got a user name pass but I still can't download. How does it work?

09 September 2007, 03:44 PM
The download was broken when I tried it. I reposted them on SendSpace:
new links:

They're posted in the order that you see above. Vid1 Vid2 Vid3

09 September 2007, 10:15 AM
Hi guys, im a pretty novice self taught user and am looking to find a 'basic' modeling tutorial using blueprints/reference images. I tried the one from with a gold fish but the tutorial was all over the place with instructions not clear or difined.
Any help or advice would be great.

09 September 2007, 11:39 PM
maybe try the ones I made directly above your post. It is box modeling with a referece image. Well, er actually a perspective. Provide the images though and I'll make a video tutorial on how to model it.

09 September 2007, 11:10 AM
hi, just downloaded your tuts from above, but the second one is not playing for me. Any chance of reposting.


09 September 2007, 11:03 PM
That's cuz the second one didn't end up being a clean transfer. I'll re-upload it.

The link to the 2nd video (fixed) is:

10 October 2007, 11:46 PM
Thanks! It will really help me in my studies of 3Ds max, alot to learn :)

11 November 2007, 12:22 PM
Great thread, busy sifting through this and a load of others for a good tutorial on Male torso topology :scream:. The Joan of Arc tutorial is great as a general character tutorial, but trying to get a step-by-step guide for the topology of defined muscles in a male torso is proving tricky.

Here's my contribution to the tut's:

I expect it's been put in before, but there's some really good video tutorials on there :)

11 November 2007, 09:13 PM
Great thread, busy sifting through this and a load of others for a good tutorial on Male torso topology :scream:. The Joan of Arc tutorial is great as a general character tutorial, but trying to get a step-by-step guide for the topology of defined muscles in a male torso is proving tricky.

Here's my contribution to the tut's:

I expect it's been put in before, but there's some really good video tutorials on there :)

This is one of the best around(IMO)It's female but can easily be adopted.

secondReality (

Just head via the tutorial link on the homepage:thumbsup:

12 December 2007, 11:50 AM
Many thanks musashadin:)

Sorry for late response, 3D animatic went right up to university holidays, then was offline looking after a farm, first time back on here in a few weeks.

Turns out I had Second Reality in my selection of links, but had only glossed through it, and I'm quite a fan of sub-division modelling, so that tutorail will be very helpful.

Had a bit more of a look through this thread, and have generally sifted through a good degree of the CG Tutorial repositories online for everything from 3d effects to rigging and have a fairly decent library of lnks now:thumbsup:

Found this rather good tutorial on male muscle topology, its not as clear/easily accessible as the link musashadin provided for subdivision body modelling, but is a good reference source.

Planning to use them in conjunction myself, with the Second reaility tut as a general reference for sub-div body modelling, as its a very clear and repatable tut with good potential fro rigging.
If you want some specific male anatomy details in a sub-div tutorial, this is the one tutned out to be pretty handy, (the model was created in MAYA but the tutorial is 100% generic):

Male Torso (

04 April 2008, 12:13 PM
thnx for those links they have been really helpful this is actually my first reply here so l wish this site helps me and thnx again

04 April 2008, 02:15 PM

captain brainiac
05 May 2008, 01:25 AM
You could have stated that they are fully اللغة العربية

06 June 2008, 10:44 AM
Maybe someone will find it usefull:

Modeling grille:


10 October 2008, 11:44 PM

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

01 January 2009, 09:36 AM
Very helpfull tutorial,......... if somebody need some basic modelling tutorial, visit here :

hope it help....

01 January 2009, 09:31 PM
This is a great Rick Timmons tutorial, very professional result.

01 January 2009, 04:38 PM
Any tutorials for basic modeling tips ? i am new at 3D studio max :rolleyes:.

01 January 2009, 07:33 AM
The help document has a really good polymodeling tutorial for a spaceship which steps you through from concept to render.

01 January 2009, 12:35 PM
my tutorials (JOYCG)

mr sky

Vray sun


Vrayscatter Plugin

CG site : (
CG blog :

01 January 2009, 04:57 PM
Are there any tutorials that cover Mircosoft Flight Simulator?

01 January 2009, 11:09 AM
CAR TUTORIAL (by Karabo Legwaila) (

This link is dead

04 April 2009, 08:29 PM
New site, we're growing!

04 April 2009, 09:44 PM
CAR TUTORIAL (by Karabo Legwaila) (

This link is dead

When links are dead you can often search for a copy of the page you are looking for at the Internet Archive - Wayback Machine. Where you will find the archived results for their search of the net, year by year, sometimes there will be no result if the site was not up for a whole year.

Here is the 1st page of the Car tutorial, unfortunately their are no images.

If you google the name Tutorial Writer Karabo Legwaila, you will find that the tutorial is located at many other sites as well. Here is the link for 3dTotal's copy of the tutorial.

05 May 2009, 11:40 PM
Thanks for the tutorials! awesome!

06 June 2009, 08:14 PM
00 some 3ds max UI basics and some general tips.
01 exposure controllers / why gamma
02 gamma correcting maps - gamma utility
03 arch design overview

Sound is ok but not great. These are pretty basic stuff nothing awfully advanced - I made them to my friend but migth as well share.

09 September 2009, 06:26 PM
Nice list of tutorials. Shame it's out-dated and many link are dead :(

On the tutorial note, are there any tutorials that deal with making an entire room? Like "make a living room"-tutorial, where they go through making everything? Do those things exist? Or are there only "make a sofa" tutorials and "make a glass tutorial" which one has to use in conjunction to make a room?


09 September 2009, 11:10 PM
hi guys

i made this tutorial. hope u like this..
comment will appreciated on there..;)


10 October 2009, 06:07 PM
I guess I have been scouring the internet for a good tutorial on photo realism. There is just something missing from my architectural renders, and I believe it has alot to do with not rendering out passes and compositing them in some other app. Anyone know of a good tutorial for rendering out all the passes and compositing them in a proper way in like after effects or something?

01 January 2010, 05:08 AM
Hi all:

I use ProBoolean's "Make quadrilaterals" and some tricks to create a cityscape with 3ds max 2010. Hope you like it : ) (

more info click HERE (

Hammer Chen

03 March 2010, 10:06 PM
hello, im trying to asign 1 material to multiply objects as follows:

s1 = [255, 255, 255]

for i = 1 to 100 do

Foliage name:"abc" Height:a Density:1 Pruning:b pos:[(i*70)+xpos,ypos,zpos] isSelected:on
VNmat = StandardMaterial \
name:"VNmat" \
$abc.material = VNmat

and creates 100 objects, but the problem is only the first 2 objects gets the material collor i assign at s1, the later ones gets some random collor which i have no idea where it comes from.

so i would like to ask if someone know whats the problem in here, i hope i made my self clear, if not please ask me for details.

dont mind the xpos,ypos,zpos, they are some user spesific numbers.

08 August 2010, 01:13 AM

Pretty good tutorials from autodesk...hope u will like it....a lot of interesting materials about modeling, shading, compositing and so on ... new features in max 2011 :)

11 November 2010, 03:46 AM
Basic and simple tutorials can be found here: Tutorials for 3ds MAX (

04 April 2011, 01:00 PM
lolzzzz 98% link not working lol

05 May 2011, 04:47 AM
Hey guys, since this is a max forum and I have an issue can I get someones opinion? I'm trying to shade my interior of my car, but it's all xrayed...? I tried to apply a new shader to it, but nothing effected it, any thoughts on what caused this, or how to fix it maybe?

05 May 2011, 05:37 AM
Hey guys, since this is a max forum and I have an issue can I get someones opinion? I'm trying to shade my interior of my car, but it's all xrayed...? I tried to apply a new shader to it, but nothing effected it, any thoughts on what caused this, or how to fix it maybe?

Try Alt+x? It looks transparent for me....

05 May 2011, 06:05 AM
Yeah I tried that, it didn't end up working. but thanks though. :) I am wondering if it was an import issue, i imported it from max 2011 to 2009 as FBX, but everything seemed to be ok, except my interior. lol

05 May 2011, 07:09 AM
Yeah I tried that, it didn't end up working. but thanks though. :) I am wondering if it was an import issue, i imported it from max 2011 to 2009 as FBX, but everything seemed to be ok, except my interior. lol

Figured it out. I had to open up it's Object properties, and raise the visibility to 1.0, AND turn the visibility of the object on. It had a layer overide to make it could I be so careless? lol

05 May 2011, 11:35 AM
A very good collection of Tutorials can be found at (

Here are some links of Tutorials:
Making of Silent Bell (
Making of Angkor Temple (
Making of Fuel Pump (

Hope you Like the Tutorials....:)

10 October 2011, 07:00 PM
I'll be continuing to collect youtube videos in playlists on my channel: (

Channels mostly dedicated to Max tutorials are featured under "Learn 3DS Max".

Also, a AHK script / tutorial for enhanced viewport navigation: link (

12 December 2011, 07:10 PM
Hello, I am new to the forum.

I am making hair with spline. I am having trouble with hair coming out of areas that I don' want. It doesn't matter how far I move my spline from my head object, in this case the face. Has anyone have this problem before or any ideas how to fix it?

I am using 3dsMax 2012, PC windows 7.

Thank you very much.

01 January 2012, 11:29 AM
That's a lot of tutorials :D thank you, makes a noob like me's life easier.

06 June 2012, 11:35 PM
Hi modelers!

I am hoping to learn hard surface modeling using 3DS Max for my next map in UDK. I find that I learn best from video tutorials based on my experience with Maya. Can any one suggest a solid Max 101 guide and/or hard surface pipeline that includes skinning but does not require sculpting apps on the side?

I prefer to use Eat3d, Digital Tutors, or Gnomon but am curious if anyone has a preference amongst those or can recommend something better.


10 October 2012, 09:10 AM
Texturing a wall tutorial (

I hope it is useful.


10 October 2012, 10:35 AM
edit edit edit. sorry.

10 October 2012, 01:52 PM
Basic tutorial that shows how to model a building in 3ds max.

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 1 of 5

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 2 of 5


10 October 2012, 09:17 AM
these are the last tutorials I uploaded:

Basic tutorial that shows how to model a building in 3ds max.

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 1 of 5

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 2 of 5

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 3 of 5

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 4 of 5

Modelling a building in 3ds max tutorial 5 of 5

I hope you like them

10 October 2012, 05:48 AM


10 October 2012, 03:32 PM
new tutorial

I hope you like them

02 February 2013, 10:56 AM
i did some advanced tutorials in poly modeling :
Modeling Classic Column
Modeling Realistic Curtain
Modeling Kitchen sink

you can find it @ (http://)

hope it will be useful for someone

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

08 August 2013, 06:09 PM

Nice list and collection, though few are dead but yet never mind. Here is one series on 3Ds Max Rigging. Hope you like it. It has all the 11 chapters check it out.


11 November 2013, 07:23 AM
Hi. I would like to share with you this tutorial. Here we are using a great collection from Tonka3D that has more than 15 hours of lessons about renders, texture creation, image manipulation and panoramic 360 photos. Take a look in this video about materials, multiple textures and render:


03 March 2014, 06:46 PM
Three tutorials I made in 3ds max with VRay, mostly for beginners.

Simple Interior Lighting and Render Setup:

Modeling E-cigarette:

Simple grass using VRayDisplacementMod:

07 July 2016, 10:28 PM
Create an orderly tangle of 6 symmetrical boxes for 3d printing or design.


07 July 2016, 04:54 AM
In this tutorial, we create an Orderly Tangle of four interlocked, equilateral triangles for 3d printing or render element. If you haven't watched the previous Orderly Tangle tutorial, please go back and view that one first. The symmetrical arrangement of these triangles fit together to create a tight bond between each element, and will 3d print as one fused object.


01 January 2017, 03:30 AM
Create a triply periodic Gyroid minimal surface in 3dsmax with simple techniques.


03 March 2017, 02:09 AM
I'm teaching a 3ds Max modelling 101 course. The university has agreed to let me share my videos of the course material. You can view it for free on my youtube channel.

Its a 1st year course and relatively basic, but soon i'll be adding some cooler stuff for the advanced students. If there's anything you'd like to see then feel free to comment. If there's a big demand I'll try and keep making videos after the course finishes in May.

There are 70 videos so far. I'm aiming to keep them a digestible 5 to 10 minutes each.

Here are the playlists

Intro to 3ds max modelling ( )
Modelling Cyberpunk Street Props ( )
3dsmax modelling tips (

04 April 2017, 01:21 AM

Thanks for watching.

05 May 2017, 02:22 AM

In this tutorial, we use standard polygonal modeling techniques to create a Brunnian style link structure connected by an organic bridge network at the center.

06 June 2017, 03:50 PM

In this tutorial, we obtain a complex non-orientable surface from a simple orientable mesh using the default topological modeling tools in 3dsMax, like Extrude On Spline.