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#1 User is offline   Arianna 

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 11:23 AM

Hallo!

I thought it might be useful to share some of our favorite tutorial links all in one place. Feel free to post 3D tutorials for any application in this thread. 2D, Photoshop, Paint, etc., are also welcome. The only thing I suggest is that you label what your tut is designed for in your post. It will make it easier to scroll through this thread, once it hopefully begins to grow.


I'll kick this off by listing the abstract tutorials many of us have been fun mucking around with:

Arry's Favorite Bryce Abstract Tutorials:

Jen's Awesome Abstract Tutorial
Hinchu's Technique for Abstracts
Creating Abstract Vortexes
Kaleidoscope Abstracts
Abstracts with Procedural Light Gels

I hope everyone will share their knowledge and join in. I think this can be useful and save some of us some internet surf time. Please report any broken links so we can either track down the new ones or remove any that are no longer working.

Happy rendering and drawing everyone! ;)
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Posted 02 February 2003 - 01:28 PM

Oh goodie goodie, now i can start to make some halfway decent pictures, much appreciated, Thanks!
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Posted 02 February 2003 - 02:35 PM

Polykarbon

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 02:39 PM

Not posting a tutorial, but a request. Does anyone know where the Terragen Bliss Effect tutorial can be found? Google just comes up with a load of dead links, or reference which follows the dead link. If not, can someone please post how to do this!!! I tried with the new version of Terragen and I've got a nasty feeling it now can't be achieved because of changes to the rendering system, but I may have forgotten to do something....
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Posted 02 February 2003 - 05:33 PM

Just found this basic program-independent lighting tutorial...
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Posted 03 February 2003 - 12:11 PM

Here's some that I have found helpful:

Gamma Correction - http://www.cgsd.com/papers/gamma.html
Peter Sharpe's Bryce Tutorials - http://www.petershar...m/Tutorials.htm
Calyxa's Bryce Tutorials - http://calyxa.best.v...earl/tutor.html
Bryce texture tutorials - http://www.deeptextures.demon.co.uk/Dtextr...es/DpTxfrme.htm
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Posted 04 February 2003 - 06:54 AM

Anyone know any Strata tutorials...?

OK this isn't a tutorial, but it's a pretty cool site nonetheless:
Strata Cafe

~Kah'teh ^_^
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Posted 04 February 2003 - 01:57 PM

*de-lurking*

Chaos, have you checked out Terrasource? They've got plenty of links to Terragen tutorials there, including the one you're looking for. However, I do not know if their link to the tutorial IS working right now...

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Posted 10 February 2003 - 11:51 AM

Here is a adobe image programes tutorial (I think someone else posted it somewhere else)
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Posted 10 February 2003 - 06:48 PM

Kah'teh, on Feb 4 2003, 05:03 AM, said:

Anyone know any Strata tutorials...?

OK this isn't a tutorial, but it's a pretty cool site nonetheless:
Strata Cafe

I'm a member there. Very cool site ;)

Strata Tutorials:
http://www.1n2.be/strata/
http://www.stratatra...m/materials.asp

And one from yours truly: http://www.amanonline.net/elsewhere/tutori...tion_basics.php (Circular Replication)

The Terragen 'Bliss' tutorial can be viewed (minus the images...perhaps useless) in Google's cache: http://216.239.33.100/search?q=cache:F-2nr...&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
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Posted 10 February 2003 - 07:03 PM

My all time favorite site realted to 3d is http://www.cgtalk.com . Its not exactly a tutorial, but theres more help on that board then you can imagine. Theres around 20,000 members, and most work in the cg industry. You won't find much help for anything other then the big packages such as Softimage, MAX, Lightwave, Maya, Cinema 4d. Even if you don't use them there is a photoshop forum and a news forum, and other stuff thats useful to anybody.

Fair warning, though: Be careful posting stuff from terragen, bryce, poser. The people over there are pretty close minded about those programs sometimes :unsure:. Its too bad... but you might want to try anyway, you never know. Don't take my judgement about it as definitive, though, be sure to check it out and see what you think ;).

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  Posted 18 February 2003 - 12:21 PM

Fernblossom's Tutorials

It may show only some info, but it is good to have added to the list.

Fernblossom is a member of Elfwood, just like our friendly Shoomy. Fern's art nearly rivals Shoom's.
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  Posted 21 February 2003 - 10:17 AM

Hello!

I have not been around for a long long time, because my computer broke and I could not
afford one and after I got a new one, I had much to do somewhere else on the internet.

So the links, yes

Masses of blender-tutorial-links

How-to-draw-links
(and a really fantastic page with thousands of really fantastic art galleries)

Another huge collectionof 2d graphics tutorial links

Bernie
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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:52 PM

I have no links to give (I'm mainly self-taught, just using books and observation) but I would like some links. Are there any good sites for drawing anime that you can recommend? Also resources of anime pictures, which I could try and copy out until I start to develop more skills? Thanks a lot :blink:

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Posted 08 March 2003 - 07:29 PM

well, I don't have a toturial to post, more like a request for one...

Are there any out there for making abstracts in Blender?

(something to hold me over until I get Bryce....)
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Posted 11 March 2003 - 02:12 PM

Character Modeling- If you haven't already seen it, Michel Roger's Joan of Arc tut.
Texturing- Texturing metal surfaces, by Wiro.


Plenty more at www.3dtotal.com
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 11:06 PM

Once upon a time, I shape shifted into a collie dog. It's a long story. Ask Elspeth...:lol:



At her request, here's another helpful link for Brycers with version 5:

....for a list of other Bryce 5 hidden features, tips and tricks, visit BSolutions.

Like Elspeth, I think you might find some of the tricks and shortcuts to come in handy.
Thanks for the suggestion to post it here, Elspeth. :blink:
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 11:33 PM

Apologies for the double post. Now that I've edited the topic title to also include what you consider your best 2D & 3D links, I thought I'd leave two really nice photorealistic texture sights I just read about:

Mayang's Textures
3DTronic's Textures

I also have found some wonderful textures at:
Forrest's sight.

Be sure and check out 3DRender.com's list as well. They've got some of the above listed as well as other very useful sights.
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Posted 14 March 2003 - 12:50 PM

Just adding this:

3d Plants

Thansk, Arry, for mentioning this in that other thread.
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Posted 15 March 2003 - 12:20 PM

It's a great link, TI1, and I'm glad if it will help some people. :)

I just saw word of a very cool program called the Acme Brick Masonry designer (free!). It allows you to make any high res brick texture you can think of. You can even use it to build and create your own brick library. Unfortunately, it appears to be only for PC users. :D Maybe if enough of us Macsters email them and tell them of our interest for a Mac version they might consider creating one? :unsure: It's worth a try and doesn't cost anything to email them. :P

It looks pretty cool and I'm very envious of all you PC users who can use it. To check it out yourself go here:


Acme Brick Designer
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Posted 15 March 2003 - 04:04 PM

Since Wandering Nomad asked me to do a tutorial on that ringed planet thing I put in "Vision of Infinity", any tips for WRITING tutorials?
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Posted 15 March 2003 - 05:55 PM

chaos syndrome, on Mar 15 2003, 02:13 PM, said:

Since Wandering Nomad asked me to do a tutorial on that ringed planet thing I put in "Vision of Infinity", any tips for WRITING tutorials?

Use many, many pictures, spell-check and grammar-check everything, and keep in mind the differences between Mac and PC mouse buttons and keyboard shortcuts (where applicable).

Those are from personal experience, at least. Good luck. :)
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  Posted 15 March 2003 - 10:29 PM

okay, a few years ago in english I had to do a project involving makeing a toturial, here are some tips.

Pictures, lot of them them, freely take screenshots and use them throughout your toturial.

Try using step by step such as 1, 2, 3,

The final exam, have someone who has never done the action in question, have them read it, and if they fail, your toturail may need some polishing, but if they succeed, you know you did a good job.
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Posted 17 March 2003 - 11:28 PM

Once again, not a tut, but cool anyway...

For those of us who don't have thousands of dollers laying around, we can still get our hands of programs like Softimage XSI and Maya :)! The only restrictions on the free versions I think is that they render with a watermark over the image, and a few other small things. But they are a great way to learn the package without haveing to shell out tons of cash!

You can find them here:
XSI: http://www.softimage...roducts/exp/v3/
Maya: http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/products/...ple/index.shtml

Have fun :P

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Posted 17 March 2003 - 11:33 PM

You posted the links! B)
Watermark or no, they're still a great way to learn!

Thanks TGT!
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