3D Models, 3D Content, 3D Software, and 3D Art - Tutorials: What's New Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 63 / System Requirements: Project Dogwaffle 9.1, Windows Vista may be ok, but 7 or 8 recommended This tutorial covers a new feature in Project Dogwaffle 9.1, namely a GPU-accelerated version of Puppy Ray, the elevation-map-based landscape ray tracer introduced in v9.0Here's a video that shows using Puppy Ray 9.1 (pre-release beta) on the GPU:With GPU acceleration, rendering a scene that could take minutes can now be done in seconds. Animations that took hours can be done in minutes or seconds, depending on dimensions and chosen parameters. And of course depending on the particulars of your graphics chip. Box of Goodies I’ve realized that the only way to create realistic outdoor scenes is by adding lots and lots of nature elements. Things like trees, flowers, bushes, rocks etc. are essential in making the scene look “believable”. But I also know that creating these things by hand takes a very long time.
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SketchUp Plugins: Extruding and Offsettin Curved Faces A miraculous plugin that does what you always wanted SketchUp to do.Català - Castellano - DeutschToday is one of those days you are grateful to the SketchUp Ruby community for writing so useful plugins. Thanks to Sanmi, a colleague of mine, I came across these two great plugins for SketchUp.The first one is the Offset on Surface.What this plugin does is to allow us to offset the edges of curved surfaces. See it with a quick example. On the following example, if we try to offset the edges of the curved surface we will get the forbidden sign when we point the tool on top of the curved face. Make People Fat in Photoshop Today we will learn how to add gratuitous amounts of weight to someone in your photos. I would recommend that you use the technique on picture of yourself, celebrities, Facebook/MySpace friends, or whoever you want to see with a bit more pudge. You should have a basic knowledge of Photoshop and the paths tool to complete this tutorial. Once you get a hang of it you can enlarge people in a matter of minutes.
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Design an Awesome Burning Flame Text Effect in Photoshop Design an Awesome Burning Flame Text Effect in Photoshop In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create this Awesome Burning Flame Text Effect in Photoshop. This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be tricky, buy why not have a try! Art Castings of Colorado Introduction Video Latest Updates June 2011: New videos added View videos... New projects delivered Read more...