Artist Guest Post: YurkP – Flipped Normals and Smoothing Groups

DeLonna Day 3D Modeling, Artists 0 Comments

As promised, we’re happy to present the next installment of artist YurkP’s tutorial of his Cuban House of Diversity model. Today’s segment will cover flipped normals and smoothing groups. You can read last week’s segment about Reference and Scene Prep here.


At first, I thought this object might be too easy for this tutorial. However, I found some tiny things, which, in my opinion, will be useful for beginners– namely, flipped normals and smoothing groups.

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Customer Spotlight: The Solus Project

Paul Teall 3D Modeling, Customers, Industry News

We recently connected with indie game developer and TurboSquid customer, Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong, about his action/adventure game The Solus Project. He and his team just released a version of the game for the PS4 (with VR support!), and it has been available on both PC and Xbox One since last summer. We love talking to customers about projects that they’ve released to see how TurboSquid and our community of artists played a role in the finished product.

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TurboTips: V-Ray FastSSS2 Material, Part 1

Calvin Bryson 3D Modeling, Artists, Site, 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 Material, Part 5: Workflow

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

In this series of Turbo Tips, we’re giving you an in-depth guide to regular V-Ray Material. We’ll cover the theory behind many of the features of the material and give you specific examples of settings and tricks to use. While the example images are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used in V-Ray for Maya. The information covered here is generally useful in V-Ray for C4D, but the specific fields and values may be different. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray Material, Part 4: Translucency & Bump

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

In this series of Turbo Tips, we’re giving you an in-depth guide to regular V-Ray Material. We’ll cover the theory behind many of the features of the material and give you specific examples of settings and tricks to use. While the example images are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used in V-Ray for Maya. The information covered here is generally useful in V-Ray for C4D, but the specific fields and values may be different. Read More

TurboTips: V-Ray Material, Part 3: Refraction

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

In this series of Turbo Tips, we’re giving you an in-depth guide to regular V-Ray Material. We’ll cover the theory behind many of the features of the material and give you specific examples of settings and tricks to use. While the example images are from 3ds Max, the same concepts and settings can be used in V-Ray for Maya. The information covered here is generally useful in V-Ray for C4D, but the specific fields and values may be different. Read More