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Bringing Props to Life with Age

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists

Aging 3D assets is a good exercise for texturing, and it also creates more realism while showcasing your 3D models. You, as artists, have certainly heard of PBR (physically based rendering), expecially if you are into 3D texturing. As a refresher, when you texture props in a realistic way, PBR comes in handy by providing a method for texturing. This …

Creating and Rendering Realistic Metal Materials

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists

Metal materials missing that little bit of zing? Check out Francesco Furneri’s guide to rendering realistic metals and some practical tips for Substance Painter. In this article, you’ll learn how to create realistic metal materials and, in particular, I’ll give you some tips on producing different types of realistic details in Substance Painter. For the purpose of this article, let’s …

Texturing Crocodile Skin in Substance Painter

Claire Fontenot Artists, Customer Newsletter, Featured Artists, Guest Artists, Newsletter, Site, TurboTips

Have you seen our newest homepage image? It was created by TurboSquid Modeler Francesco Furneri, an expert in designing details that bring his 3D models to life. Having previously published a guest article on this blog on creating procedural rock details, he recently sent us his newest tutorial to share with our artists and customers. In part one of this …

Converting Max VRay Materials to Standard Materials

Chris Briere 3D Modeling, Site, TurboTips

In Product Support, we have noticed that there are frequent issues with artists’ exchange formats (FBX, OBJ, .3DS, DAE).  When exporting these exchange formats, there are a few things that you should address. Many artists use VRay materials and don’t convert their models into a standard format before exporting into one of the exchange formats. If you export a model …

How-To Video: Making a Wireframe Thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max

TurboSquid Artists, TurboTips

This quick tutorial walks through the process of making a wireframe thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max.  The steps presented in the video are outlined below. Open 3ds Max file. If it’s a Scanline file, change renderer to mental ray. Go to the material editor (m). Change the material from “Standard” to “Composite” by pressing the button …