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60 Texturing Tutorials

We’ve already done roundups on Car Tutorials, so this time I’ve gathered together a list of Texturing Tutorials. Hope you find this collection useful.
Please, post your comment as for this article, links to your texturing tutorials. Thanks.
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Hard Surface Textures

Hard Surface Textures
Read this interesting tutorial about how Stefan paints hard surface …
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Texturing 101

Texturing 101
Okay this is a really simplistic makign of, it’s really more of a texturing tutorial cause I get quite a few questions on texturing so, I’ve just take a simple Coke Can and decided to show you how I textured it since most of my texturing follows these principles.
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Texturing of The Aquarium – Image Breakdown

Texturing of The Aquarium - Image Breakdown
The following example is a scene that has been textured using the Total Textures Collection as a resource.
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Texturing of the Old Hospital

Texturing of the Old Hospital
The following example is a scene that has been textured using the Total Textures Collection as a resource.
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Texturing of Urban Scene

Texturing of Urban Scene
The following example is a scene that has been textured using the Total Textures Colection as a resource.
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Texturing The Ship Interior

Texturing The Ship Interior
The following example is a scene that has been textured using the Total Textures Colection as a resource.
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Texturing The Ship Deck

Texturing The Ship Deck
The following example is a scene that has been textured using the Total Textures Colection as a resource.
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Total Texture Image Breakdown

Total Texture Image Breakdown
The following example is a scene that has been textured …
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Material Tutorial: Chrome

Material Tutorial: Chrome
Chrome is one of the most used materials in the Design field. This material needs only a few settings to be rendered in an optimal way.
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The Corridor

The Corridor
This particular scene was designed to be simple in terms of the geometry involved and therefore putting a little more emphasis on the texturing aspects.
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London Scene

London Scene
Since I didn’t have that much 3D knowledge, I kept things very simple. Most of the objects started out as a box and then I proceeded to pull the edges/verts, cut, extrude (basic polymodeling tools).
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Creating Ice

Creating Ice
The software which I used was 3ds max 7, and using shake for compositing and vray for all the rendering.
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Cherries

Cherries
I used 3ds max 6 as the main tool in this work. I created cherries with the edit mesh technic and all the objects are very simple. I’ve just added a meshsmooth to round up the model.
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The Building

The Building
This scene was created mainly in 3dsmax and rendered with VRay. All textures are 3DTotal textures without exception, and just to show you how good they are, I decided not to modify any of them, but used each one of them as they came off the discs.
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Making of Living Room

Making of Living Room
This is a tutorial based on a livingroom which I did before and has been recording in 3dtotal’s texture CD as a paradigm to show how to enhance your scene skill.
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Making of Flower

Making of Flower
In this tutorial I am going to show you how I did the picture. I will not go into step by step details and I assume that you are familiar with the basics of 3D Studio MAX.
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Behind the Years

Behind the Years
This is my first tutorial…I will show you the making of my latest scene “Behind The Years”, I done the scene with 3dsmax 6, Vray and Photoshop. It’ll contain modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and post production…Not very detailed, but I hope it’s useful
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Centuried Street

Centuried Street
The pictures above are the reference material that I found which helped me create my scene so the building where a mixture of Tibet building with a kind of traditional building of China.
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The Bell Gate

The Bell Gate
This scene was done in 3dsmax for modelling, texturing and rendering. Post production done in photoshop
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SL500 Texturing and Lighting

SL500 Texturing and Lighting
This tutorial uses 3dsmax 6+Mental Ray, Photoshop cs [although v7 definetly has the features used] Texporter and 3dtotal Total Textures 8, the model is one I made last year, so I wont go into the modeling process.
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Vray wet materials

Vray wet materials
In this tutorial we will go through the process of creating realistic wet materials. Although the tutorial is written for max and vray users, the same workflow can be adapted to any software you may use.
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How to create a procedural stone material

How to create a procedural stone material
This is a short tutorial that explains how to create a stone material in 3ds max without using any textures, only procedural maps. The tutorial has been written for vray, but the same concept can be applied to mental ray as well.
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Creating Realistic Gold Material in 3ds Max

Creating Realistic Gold Material in 3ds Max
In this tutorial you will learn how to make realistic Gold Material in 3ds max using simple technique with 4 easy steps.
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Creating a Custom Ceramic Tile in 5 minutes

Creating a Custom Ceramic Tile in 5 minutes
Well, this tutorial, sincerely, it didn’t take me more than 5 minutes to get it accomplished, perhaps because i have already worked in a ceramic factory, but no, i don’t think so.
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Creating a lamp-shade material in vray

Creating a lamp-shade material in vray
In this particular example, I have chosen to show how to create a lamp shade material using the “vray 2 sided material”, but you can create other type of similar materials like translucent paper, thin cloth, etc., following the same method.
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TEXTURING YOUR BRICK MATERIAL STEP BY STEP

TEXTURING YOUR BRICK MATERIAL STEP BY STEP
Brick is one of the Popular material that we usually often used in 3ds Max world. The brick’s application as wall constructor or wall exspose.
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Making Leaf Materials with VRay2SidedMtl

Making Leaf Materials with VRay2SidedMtl
In this updated version of the leaf material tutorial on his blog, Peter Guthrie shows you how to use the VRay2SidedMtl to create realistic opacity mapped leaves in V-Ray. (Scene file with maps included)
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Frosted glass material

Frosted glass material
Here is a more unconventional way of creating a frosted glass material with 3ds max and photoshop
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How to apply wood material and texture

How to apply wood material and texture
This tutorial will show you how to apply and add wood texture and wood material to object.
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UVMapping in Easy Way

UVMapping in Easy Way
In this 3ds max tutorial demonstrate how simple and precise UVmapping can be using DeepUV
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Caustics through Mental Ray

Caustics through Mental Ray
Caustics are really great light effects that you can observe in liquids, glass objects and gems. We are able to simulate this effect with 3D Studio Max perfectly.
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Create Neon Light

Create Neon Light
Read the simple tutorial on creating neon lights in 3ds max using vray material and renderer
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Particle Stimulation with Texture Maps

Particle Stimulation with Texture Maps
Vertex paint in procedural materials. Hi, Im Radoslav Zilinsky from slovakia and im going to expain you the method of blending procedural materials with vertex paint modifier that is located in max from version 6
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Create Leather Material

Create Leather Material
Florence Design Academy brings another informative tutorial which teach you how to create realistic leather material
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Advanced Multi-Channel Texturing

Advanced Multi-Channel Texturing
Ziv explained the unique texturing method which he used in the image Blood Knight created in 3ds max
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Lights and Materials inside 3ds max using Vray

Lights and Materials inside 3ds max using Vray
These tutorials helps you in understanding the lights and materials settings from beginners to advanced level using vray
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Procedural Carpaint

Procedural Carpaint
Speed Racer is smashing summer´s box offices and we think this tutorial in max and AE will also blow your mind
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Golden Jaguar Statue

Golden Jaguar Statue
Golden Jaguar Statue
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Car Paint Material: Modern Materials of the Product & Industrial Design Field

Car Paint Material: Modern Materials of the Product & Industrial Design Field
Florence Design Academy written a tutorial on how to create car paint material in 3ds max
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Alfama

Alfama
This scene has been made with 3D Studio Max 5, but this tutorial is valid for any 3D package. The tutorial is divided in two parts: modelling and texturing. So, let’s go to the ‘making of’ of Alfama.
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Portal

Portal
Ok, let’s go, this scene has been made with 3D Studio Max 5.1, but this tutorial is valid for any 3D package. The project is divided in two parts: modelling and texturing, the 90% of textures used in this scene are from Total Textures CD’s, really a great collection of textures, bump maps, shadow maps and mat libraries.
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Venetian Afternoon

Venetian Afternoon
Every artist has their own methods for creating their artwork. In this project overview I would like to share some of my methods with you.
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Astronaut – Patchmodelling

Astronaut - Patchmodelling
By using patch-modelling in Max the artist can create complicated …
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The Sculpture – A Texturing Tutorial

The Sculpture - A Texturing Tutorial
Please, let me welcome you to this tutorial. I am Edoardo Belinci and I would like to tell you something about the creation of my latest scene.
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Creating ‘The Ally’

Creating 'The Ally'
I wanted to do a scene that was realistic when it came to composition.
I wanted it to have realistic texturing, lighting, and modeling. With the 3DTotal Texture CD’s, I knew I had one aspect down; just two more to go.
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Car Paint tutorial

Car Paint tutorial
So you have modeled that sweet car? But can’t seem to get the paint material to look good? Well pay attention, this is for YOU! :)
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Texturing Sad Mike

Texturing Sad Mike
Texturing Sad Mike is split in two parts. Both parts are about texturing SadMike’s head but each part will deal with this problem in a different way.
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Buick 1966 Wildcat

Buick 1966 Wildcat
This tutorial explains how to add dirt to your vehicle …
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Dr Julian’s Texturing Tutorial

Dr Julian’s Texturing Tutorial
In This one I will be texturing the head of the character I made in my modeling tutorial.
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Texturing of Shark

Texturing of Shark
This is completed mesh model. Now its time to put some texture on it.
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V-ray Wood Material Tutorial

V-ray Wood Material Tutorial
If you want very realistic render you need to use V-ray Render plugin. On picture below I was use Vray wood material for 3D Studio Max
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Rebuilding Textures After Modifying UVs

Rebuilding Textures After Modifying UVs
This tutorial shows you how to automatically rebuild an existing texture map after you re-adjust (partially or completely) the UV coordinates for a 3D mesh.
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Creating a Stainless Steel Material with 3dsmax

Creating a Stainless Steel Material with 3dsmax
This tutorial shows the way to create stainless steel material in 3dsmax and the same principles can be applied to any other 3d applications.
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House Project – Texturing

House Project – Texturing
This tutorial is the sequel to House Project – Modeling tutorial in which we will complete our house.
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Realistic Texturing

Realistic Texturing
In this tutorial we’ll be looking at techniques for using textures and materials to create realistic objects.
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Brushed Metal Material

Brushed Metal Material
Brushed Metal is a metallic surface that’s covered in small directional scratches that causes the metal’s reflection to be anisotropic.
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Complex Organic Materials Using Falloff

Complex Organic Materials Using Falloff
Here’s a tutorial discussing two materials, both using falloff, and how I made them.
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Creating a realistic apple using only procedural textures

Creating a realistic apple using only procedural textures
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a photo realistic apple using only procedural maps.
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House Texturing

House Texturing
This tutorial will show you how to texture a scene. I will try to do a simple texturing job on a complex scene (a lots of objects). So the whole texturing is going to be done only in 3DStudioMax.
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Texture Map NURBS Dragon

Texture Map NURBS Dragon
In this section, I would like to use Deep Paint 3D to help me to indicate the location of UV on the NURBS surfaces. But 3D Paint package only recognizes polygons with UV. So, we need to convert NURBS to polygon, then export the polygons to 3D paint program. First, I will create bump map in 3D-paint program, and then I will use PhotoShop to define the bump map.
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  • March 16, 2011

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