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About Tempest

Always had a love for gaming, and as a result.. I took interest in wanting to make them someday. I have a degree in Animation and Game Design which I gained in 2010 from Virginia College. I have to say my greatest interests in modeling would be a toss up between ships from the 1800s as well as earlier and architecture such as castles. Always had a love of both as most my friends know from my fascination with pirates.

Medieval Shield with Family Crest in V-Ray Materials for Max Part 3

For this Portion of the Medieval Shield, I will begin to shape the shield itself so it has the curve that shields tend to have. I will walk you through the steps I take so you can follow along with … Continue reading

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Medieval Shield with Family Crest in V-Ray Materials for Max Part 2

For this Portion of the Medieval Shield, I will begin to model the shield itself inside max. I will walk you through the steps I take so you can follow along with me. Getting the Shape Right Our First step … Continue reading

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Medieval Shield with Family Crest in V-Ray Materials for Max Part 1

Today, I am using 3ds Max 2012 64 bit with V-Ray 2.20.03. I’ve always been a fan of the Middle Ages, and even though I don’t know much about my family history, I have found our family crest. Our family … Continue reading

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Modeling a human head in Maya: Part 2

Getting a Reference Image into Maya For this part here, I looked online for guides and tutorials on how to set up a reference image inside Maya. I was able to locate a decent one on youtube. Sometimes it is … Continue reading

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Modeling a human head in Maya: Part 1

I will also point out that like Rebecca, doing organic modeling isn’t close to my area. I only modeled a couple in school as well, as Rebecca and I were in the same class. Out of the three characters I … Continue reading

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V-Ray Helpers

Today I am going to talk about V-Ray helpers. Helpers are used to take it a step farther in how some of the other V-Ray options in the scene are affected. To be able to look at the list of … Continue reading

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VRay Plane

Creating the Plane I was playing around with different options in VRay under “Create” tab. If you select the drop down window and click on VRay, a new list of options will appear to replace the standard one. One of … Continue reading

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Playing around in V-Ray Displacement

I would have to say, that my co worker found something cool. I have been playing around with the settings for it and noticed a couple things. First of all if you use a plane as your object, you can … Continue reading

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First Glance into V-Ray with 3d Max 2011

Max is one of the modeling programs that I can safely say I know the most, due to having four years worth of classes in college in it. V-Ray though is an add-on / plug-in that we never covered in … Continue reading

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Maya – Hotkeys

Hotkeys always comes in handy, and can always be a good thing to find out what they are. Here is a list of some hotkeys I have found. F1 = Help F2 = ShowAnimationUI F3 = ShowPolygonsUI F4 = ShowModelingUI … Continue reading

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