Jul 06 2011

3D Modeling Tutorials to Ignite Your Creativity

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3ds MAX, Maya, Zbrush, RealFlow & VRay are all highly regarded software solutions that not only model but also animate, render and create realistic designs. They produce mesmerizing results that can take nearly anything that you can imagine, and transform it into a breathtaking reality. These programs have become something of a magic wand for graphic designers as they are equipped to create near life-like creations. Effectively widening the field of possibilities for what designers can achieve.

This post is a compilation of some of the best 3D Modeling tutorials made using various programs like 3ds MAX, Maya, Zbrush, RealFlow & VRay, so that you can enhance your skills in the third dimension.

The Tutorials

Creating Washroom in Maya

You will learn how to create a Washroom in Maya. This tutorial will be more helpful to those who have basic knowledge of Maya.

Creating Washroom in Maya

Making of Ganesha – God of Wisdom

This is again exclusively a Maya tutorial in which the author has shared his take on creating his Lord’s idol. Very detailed and interesting article.

Making of Ganesha - God of Wisdom

Making of 3D Render Hover Before The Storm

A very useful tutorial which covers the making of an architectural visualization using Maya, RealFlow, Mudbox and VRay together.

making of 3d render hover before the storm

Project Overview: Sheikh Zayed

This tutorial focuses on creating a Portrait that was modeled in Maya, and other parts were covered using ZBrush and Mental Ray.

Project Overview: Sheikh Zayed

Create a Grand Piano in Maya Lessons

Learn how to do the modeling of a Grand Piano in this detailed tutorial. You will model the body(exterior) as well as the interior, strings, pins, dampers, hammers and guides.

Create a Grand Piano in Maya Lessons 01-03

Modeling The “Adam Syringe” From “Bioshock”

If you are a video game lover, you will enjoy this tutorial a lot. Learn how to create a high-res model of the “ADAM Syringe” from the popular video game “Bioshock”.

Modeling The “Adam Syringe” From “Bioshock”

Modelling a Hand in 3D – A quick and effective guide

Enjoy this tutorial on how to make a fantastic hand model. Although this tutorial is in Maya, it can also be replicated in any other 3D program.

Modelling a Hand in 3D - A quick and effective guide

Video Tutorial: Head Modeling in Maya

In the previous tutorial you learned to model a hand. Now learn how to model a head with this tutorial.

Video Tutorial: Head Modeling in Maya

Occlusion Shading Opacity Mapped Geometry In Maya

Possess the knowledge of how to create a custom shading network inside Maya. The author has further used PaintFX and Mentalray.

Occlusion Shading Opacity Mapped Geometry In Maya

Facial Rigging – Maya Tutorial

This is a video tutorial that shows you an easy and understandable way of how to rig a face.

Facial Rigging - Maya Tutorial

Rigging a Cartoon Bottle using Maya

In this tut, the author shows us his methodology to rigg a cartoon bottle using Maya with joints, locators, custom attributes, set driven keys, expressions and constraints.

Rigging a Cartoon Bottle using Maya

Interior Design – Modeling a Room

In this tutorial the author shows us how to model a room. This is an important tutorial for the architects and interior designers.

Interior Design - Modeling a Room

Model, Texture, and Render a Bathroom Interior Design with Maya

Once again this is another important tutorial for interior designers as they will learn how to give life to a bathroom interior using Maya.

Model, Texture, and Render a Bathroom Interior Design with Maya

Making of Dragon

Here the artist has created a lovely Dragon in Maya, sculpted and detailed in ZBrush, textured and composed in Photoshop.

Making of Dragon

Video Tutorial: Realistic Glass of Water

In this video tutorial the artist demonstrates how to create a realistic glass of water (liquid) with Maya Mental ray materials.

Video Tutorial: Realistic Glass of Water

Procedural Modeling with MEL Script in Maya

For those who want to learn MEL Script in Maya, this tutorial can be of great help.

Procedural Modeling with MEL Script in Maya

How to Model a Low Poly Building for Games – Maya Tutorial

This tutorial works well for both beginners as well as intermediates. Learn how to model a low poly building for game designs.

How to Model a Low Poly Building for Games - Maya Tutorial

Character Animation Fundamentals with Maya—Analyzing a walk

In this look at character animation fundamentals you can actually clear your Maya basics. This tutorial is made from scratch to animation so you can brush up your skills.

Character Animation Fundamentals with Maya—Analyzing a walk

Super Toon Sample

Learn how to create Maya cartoon character animation through Maya 3d modeling.

Super Toon Sample

Maya: Simple 2D Eyelid Rigs

Learn how to create eyelid rigs that emote as well.

Maya: Simple 2D Eyelid Rigs

Making of Little Bunny

Create a wierd and interesting little Bunny with the help of this tutorial.

Making of Little Bunny

Hair Polygon Modeling Tutorial

This tutorial is more for beginners and it throws light on how to create hair polygon modeling.

Hair polygon modeling tutorial

Making of Don’t Beat Me

This is a vast tutorial with multiple programs used along with Maya. The author has also used Mudbox and ZBrush. So you will get opportunity to check out your skills on that software too.

Making of Don't Beat Me

Spider Texturing In Maya

This tutorial focuses on texturing a spider for an organic model.

Spider texturing in maya

3D Rendering – Render Layers – Maya Tutorial

Learn how to render layers in Maya through this turorial.

3D Rendering - Render Layers - Maya Tutorial

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About the Author

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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Comments and Discussions
  • inspirationfeed, 06 July 2011

    Awesome collection!

  • Fran Fernández, 06 July 2011

    Great resources! 3D art is the top of digital arts! Why is it so hard to develop it? Very useful compilation.

  • pokkisam, 08 July 2011

    I like the Ganesha design and tutorial.

  • Robert Bowen, 11 July 2011

    Thanks for the kindness! Hope the tuts take you to the next level!

    Noupe Editorial Team

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