Fx (effects) Tutorials

 

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Contents:

 

        Adding Audio (Sound in Max)

        After Effects Tutorials

        Blur Effect

        Boolean Creating Holes, Slots, etc. in an object

        Camera Mapping & Matte Shadows

        Cloth

        Cords

        Earth & Landscapes

        Fire / Explosions

        Hair & Grass

        Lights & Glow also see Video Post

        Mass Fx

        Materials & 3D Texture Painting

        Motion (animating)

        Particle Systems

        Space

        Sky

        Reactor

        Reversing an Animation

        Rigging Bones IK

        Video Post - Glow

        Water

        Weather

       Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Adding Audio to Max Back to Top

        Adding Audio to Max By N. Chadda

 

 

After Effects Tutorials Back to Top

        Lightening by C. Reck YouTube Lightening

 

 

Blur Effect Back to Top

 

 

Boolean Creating Holes, Slots etc. Back to Top

 

 

 

Camera Mapping & Matte Shadows Back to Top

        Camera Mapping & Matte Shadows By B. Piebenga

 

 

Cloth Back to Top

        Modeling 3D Sails with Wind thanks to T. Gibson

 

 

Cords Back to Top

        Animating a cord Part-1 Part-2 or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4_fFoMfgUL4

        Creating a headphone or phone spiral cord or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YBuGVQtgg0

 

 

Earth & Landscapes (also see Hair & Grass) Back to Top

        Creating Landscapes with Push/Pull By J. Galye

        Landscapes using the Displace modifiers

        Misty Landscapes By J. Emmond

        Ground Fog

 

 

Fire, Smoke & Explosions Back to Top

        Simple Explosion

        Chunky Explosions by J. Brown

        Realistic Chunky Explosions by K. Warkotsch

        Nuclear Explosion

        Bomb J. Cumbers sparks, explosion and fire

        Lighter J. Cumbers sparks and fire

        Campfire By J. Galye

        Fire for Explosions

        http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/explore2/

        http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/blast/

        Sparks

        Smoke

        Smoke Trails

        Rocket Exhaust By B. Piebenga

 

 

Hair & Grass Back to Top

        See 3DS Max Help pull-down for Hair tutorial for real hair look but slow to render

        Simple Hair C. MacDonald

        Grass (or hair) using scatter By J. Emmond

 

 

 

Lights & Glow Back to Top

        Creating a Sun with Lens Flare M. Levanel

        Blinking Lights

        Glow with Particle Age K. Warkotsch

        Laser J. Galye

        Lightning - http://perso.wanadoo.fr/3d/tutorials/lightn/lightn.html

        Volume Lighting

        Glow using Video Post J. Galye

        Glow (Part 2) with Lightning using Video Post J. Galye

 

 

 

Mass Fx Back to Top

 

 

 

Materials Back to Top

        Arch & Design Materials

        Painting using Viewport Canvas Landscape Texture Painting

        3D Mesh Painting using Viewport Canvas

        Muti-Layer & Raytrace By D. Rarog

        Glass By M. Enders

        Cel Shading L. Watson

        Adding Material To A Character R. Ohlin

        Creating a Simple Orb S. Proke

        X-ray Material N. Bakalos

 

 

 

Motion / Animating Back to Top

        Following a Path Tutorial

        Following an Uneven Surface by J. Galye

        Fish Swimming J. Galye

 

 

 

Particle Systems Back to Top

        Solar System K. Nielsen

 

 

 

Reactor Back to Top

        Demolishing a Brick Wall By B. Piebenga

        Making Cloth using Reactor By B. Piebenga

 

 

 

Reversing an Animation Back to Top

        Reversing an Animation using 3ds Max

        Reversing an Animation using Premiere

 

 

 

Rigging Bones & IK Back to Top

        Video Tutorial on IK

 

 

 

Sky Back to Top

        Sky Dome

 

 

 

Space Back to Top

        Following a Path Tutorial

        Rocket Exhaust By Blake Piebenga

        Adding Stars using Video Post

        Engine Glow

        Space Shockwave

        Video - Laser or Light Saber

 

 

 

Video Post Back to Top

        Glow J. Galye

        Glow (Part 2) with Lightning J. Galye

 

 

 

Water Back to Top

 

        Realistic Water

        Fish Swimming J. Galye

        Pouring Liquid by C. Gaine

        Under Water Scene Re-Designed by V. Gogol

Original: http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/tutorials/max/underwaterscenes/underwaterscenes.asp

        Bubbles

        Waterfall thanks to M. Greger

        Ice Cubes thanks to K. Nielsen

        Water reacting to object C. Badgley

 

 

 

Weather Back to Top

        Snow M. Jennings-Bates

        Clouds J. Galye

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Back to Top

        Linking a vertex to an object

 

        Creating a paper airplane

 

        Creating an Animated Gif from an Animation

 

        Veggie Tales Character French Pea By G. Donald

 

        Tank Tracks

        Leaving tracks in the sand N. Bakalos

 

        Making a Flag By K. Ingram

 

        Flying Logo J. Pagee

 

        Clint DiClementi - 3D Animation, Modeling, Effects, and Digital Art Channel C. Badgley

 

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