Luxology Modo 501 is released

Modo 501 now released with some featured of Rendering, New Modeling Tools and Hair/Fur.


3D Motion and Position of Text Characters with After Effects

Typography is one of the qualities upon which we base most of our design work, and the type animation engine in After Effects offers a gamut of ways to express typographic flair. One of my favorites is the ability to control the 3D motion and position of text characters. When combined with simple camera moves, depth of field, and some real-world studio tricks we use every day, the results can be—literally—powerful. Let’s get started.

'Displacement Map Chainmail'


Software Used :

3ds Max and mental ray

Step 1 : Modeling

In this tutorial I want to show a relatively easy technique for making a chainmail in 3ds Max using a displacement map and mental ray. In this example I’ll show how to make the displacement map and how to get a good quality render with as few artifacts as possible using a simple Arch & Design material. The idea is that you can use this setup to create a tileable chainmail texture like I used on this knight (Fig.02).