modeling

AZTEC-ING MADE EASY
Skill Level: Intermediate

There's more to life than 3DStudio, and there's more to texturing than gray rectangles. This tutorial shows you a few excellent shortcuts for drawing the prevoiusly intimidating Star Trek 'aztec patterns'. This is the first of our series of lessons on using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to build incredible looking texture maps.

TEXTURING IN TRUESPACE
Skill Level: Beginner

Ok, not everyone has high end software like 3DSudio Max. One of the more popular midrange 3D packages is TrueSpace, and many people first wet thier toes with this program. This tutorial will teach you the bare minimum you need to know to apply textures to your TrueSpace objects.

APPLYING TEXTURES TO A STARSHIP
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

One of the most important aspects of building a nice looking ship is the ability to construct realistic materials, and apply them to the model correctly. This tutorial walks you through the entire process of creating and applying materials to a Freedom Class starship (model and maps included).