Category Archives: 3Ds MAX Tutorials

Studio Lighting with HDRLS

I recently started using HDR Light Studio for all my studio lighting needs. To be honest, it’s awesome! It really speeds up the process of setting up the lights and makes it much more enjoyable. No more guessing and wasting
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Temporality chandelier tutorial

Here’s another cool chandelier – Temporality by Studio Markunpoika I really like how the shadows are cast through the metal ring frame. Watch the video to see how I modeled it in 3ds max with the help of Forest Pro
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Avia Lamp tutorial

Here’s a 10 minute tutorial on modeling this exquisite lamp by Zaha Hadid. The goal wasn’t an exact copy, but something close enough to be useable for visualization purposes. Here’s my final result and here is the tutorial:

Bedding set in Marvelous Designer

Continuing the theme of MD, I’m uploading a rather lengthy set of tutorials covering the creation of this bedding set from start to finish. Unlike the previous tutorial with only one object, this one features multiple objects, which presents some
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Modeling stitching in 3Ds Max

I’ve had quite a few requests for a stitching tutorial, so here it is. I’ll show you 2 methods – a quick and easy one that’s ok for 90% of the time and a more advanced one that’s perfect for
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Modeling the Mesa Table

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to quickly create the amazing ‘Mesa’ table by Zaha Hadid in 3Ds max. It’s quite a complex piece of furniture with very organic shapes. Fortunately, the modeling is not too difficult
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Bambi Chair Tutorial

Here’s my last tutorial for this year – a ‘bambi’ chair for kids! It’s pretty simple to make and the most time consuming part is making the furry seat. I’ve split this tutorial in 2 parts: 1st part covers the
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Interior Lighting with V-Ray

In this V-Ray & 3Ds MAX video tutorial I’m going to show you my most used lighting method for interiors. It’s quick to render, easy to setup and looks great! Most of my work is done with this setup and
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VRay Studio Lighting Setup

In this video I will show you how to make a simple studio lighting setup in 3ds max and VRay to use for rendering objects. This chair was rendered with the same setup :) I will also show you how
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Mother of Pearl material with VRay

I had a request for MOP material and decided to make a quick tutorial on it. It uses a VRayBlendMtl to combine multiple anisotropic layers to get all these nice, colorful reflections, that change depending on the angle you are
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VRay HDRI Lighting Tutorial

I recently got all the equipment necessary for creating my own high quality HDRIs (not cheap and a bit frustrating at first). This seemed like a perfect opportunity to create a tutorial on HDRI lighting in VRay. I’ve seen a
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Poly Modeling Basics – 3Ds Max Tutorial

Since I’ve had a few requests, I decided to cover some of the basics for 3D modeling. If you are an advanced user, you might find that you already know all of this, but I recommend to watch at least
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UVW Unwrapping a Sofa – 3Ds Max Tutorial

Before we start this 3Ds Max UVW Unwrap Tutorial, I’m going to make a confession… I absolutely HATE doing UVW unwrapping – for me it’s the most boring part of 3D. If at all possible I just use simple UVW
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Modeling a Classic Bergere – 3Ds Max Tutorial

Here is another addition to my free 3ds max tutorials – a neoclassical bergere (armchair) modeling video. Just like the last one, this doesn’t have any subtitles or voice narration, I’m working hard on my VRay Material Guide, so there
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Modeling a Classic Mirror – 3ds Max Tutorial

Last time I asked you to decide between the chandelier, mirror and dining table from the ‘Nordic Light’ scene for my next video tutorial. Since most of you picked the MIRROR, here is the tutorial video. Even though this type
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How to make a 3D Christmas Tree tutorial

Ho ho ho! In the spirit of holiday season, I’ve made a quick video tutorial on how to model a Christmas Tree in 3Ds max. It all starts with modeling a single needle, then a small branch, then a larger
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How to make books in 3Ds Max

I had to make some filler objects for a recent project and decided to make a quick 3Ds max tutorial on book modeling and texturing. For some of you this might be a very simple task but I’m sure that
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Sofa modeling in 3Ds Max – Video Tutorial

Here is another fresh 3ds Max video tutorial for you! In this one you will learn how to model this elegant Italian sofa. ‘How to model a sofa in 3Ds Max?’ is a common question by beginners. Seems like soft,
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Classic Coffee Table 3Ds Max Tutorial

Classic furniture can be a very complex thing to model. Fortunately this table, made by Chelini is not :) The most difficult part is modeling the curved ‘cabriole’ legs in 3Ds Max… But even that is easy once you know
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Modeling the Lobster Chair

I absolutely love the looks of this Lobster Chair by Danish design firm LUND & PAARMANN That’s why I decided to make a free 3ds max video tutorial and show how to model a modern chair like this! Even though
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How to model a classic chair in 3Ds Max

For my next video tutorial, I decided to show a classic leather armchair with capitone back. Modeling tufted leather in 3ds max can be a bit of a challenge, especially on curved surfaces. This is a pretty basic example, but
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