Selling 3D Models Online: 11 Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

DeLonna Day 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Site, TurboTips

Interested in learning what it takes to successfully sell 3D models online? Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from a digital art program, or maybe you are an experienced professional making additional models in your spare time. Either way, if you are actively creating 3D models, then you could potentially earn some additional money selling them online. Before diving into the world of online 3D marketplaces, it’s important to understand that the purpose of the product you are creating is to ultimately save time for the customer who purchases it (since they won’t have to model it with their own resources).

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TurboTips: V-Ray Blend Material, Part 3

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, TurboTips, V-Ray Blend Material

The following is part of our in-depth guide to the regular V-Ray Blend Material.  It will cover the theory behind many of the features of this material, and will also provide specific examples of settings, as well as tricks to use.  While the images used are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used for V-Ray for Maya. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray Blend Material, Part 2

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, TurboTips, V-Ray Blend Material

Last week, we gave you a little overview of the V-Ray Blend Material.  This week, we have an important question:

When should I use Blend over other types of materials?

1. When there are layered materials, where the base and coat can be seen clearly as different materials.

In the example below, you can see that the wood has a completely different reflection/highlight pattern than the glossy lacquer layer on top. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray Blend Material, Part 1

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, TurboTips, V-Ray Blend Material

The following is an in-depth guide to the regular V-Ray Blend Material.  It will cover the theory behind many of the features of this material, and will also provide specific examples of settings, as well as tricks to use.  While the images used are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used for V-Ray for Maya. The information covered here will be generally useful for V-Ray for C4D, but the blend material acts quite differently in C4D. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray Fast SSS2 Material, Part 3

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, TurboTips, V-Ray FastSSS2

The following is an in-depth guide to the regular V-Ray Blend Material. In this series, we will cover the theory behind many of the features of the material.  We’ll also show specific examples of settings and give you some tricks to use. While the images used are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used for V-Ray for Maya. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray FastSSS2 Material, Part 2

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, TurboTips, V-Ray FastSSS2

The following is an in-depth guide to the regular V-Ray Blend Material. In this series, we will cover the theory behind many of the features of the material.  We’ll also show specific examples of settings and give you some tricks to use. While the images used are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used for V-Ray for Maya. Read More