Here is a tutorial on the differences between diffuse, bump, and specular maps and how to use them in cycles. I also show how to use a specular map as a mask to combine multiple materials on one object. Hope you find it useful!
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Finally, here is the last installment of the sake set tutorial. There are two videos – one gives a very basic intro to cycles. The second video goes through and shows you how to add materials and lights to the sake set scene. To follow this tutorial, you need the following files: Cherry blossom image […]
In preparation for the final part of the sake set tutorial, here is a very basic introduction to cycles. This is really geared toward those that have never used cycles before and/or are very new to blender. I go slow and show you how to set up blender to render in cycles, how to set […]
Yes, Yes, it has been a very long time. But better late than never, right? Anyhow, here is part 3. This part shows you how to model the interior of the room. The techniques are very straightforward and good for beginners to have some fun experience with modeling. Part 4 will be lighting and materials […]
Website: http://www.3danimationplus.com/training-products/3d-start-to-finish Cost: $19 USD This is a fantastic tutorial with a few weaknesses, but overall I think it is well worth the relatively low price. For $20, you get a tutorial that takes you all the way from modeling to UV unwrapping, creation of textures, texturing, lighting, building camera rigs, compositing, and the creation […]