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Advice: 3D Tutorial List by Crevist Advice: 3D Tutorial List by Crevist
*work in progress but should be completed in the next week or so just gathering school notes as well as other things to include*

Majority of the links will be for 3D max but there will be some for other programs as well I have come across.

Da Clubs and other 3D site communities

Some 3D clubs and Communities to join meet people,learn and improve.

:icongame-art: :icon3d-asuarus: :icon3dmodeling: :icon3d-characters: :icon3-dimensions: :iconzbrushers-guild::icon3d-artists::iconthe3dartistclub::icon3d-enchantment: :icon3-d-art: :iconblender-club::icon3d-animation: :icon3dgurus: :iconblendergameart::icondazclub:




Pixologic a community of Z-brush artists a mix of both 3D,traditional,digital, artists as well as animators

Game Artisans a community of both novice and industry professionals improving their skills in 3D

Recommended tools and starter suggestions

1.Wacom tablet(for making textures and modeling in z-brush or mudbox)
2.Drawing tools( for roughing out character designs can also be done with photoshop with a tablet)
3. References are important whether your modeling something,texturing, or need examples of walk cycles for animations keep a folder or bookmarks for them.

Free 3D Software

Interested? or want to get into 3D and but can't afford 3D max,maya,cinema 4D etc? here is a link to a list of free ones [link] .



XNormal video tutorial list


Blender Tutorial :basics

Blender Tutorial:shapes and objects

Blender Tutorial:shapes and objects part 2

For further tutorials on begineer to advance steps in learning blender click here to view more video's

tutorials by: :iconjimmyon:

Blender Normal Mapping Tutorial part 1

Blender NormalMap Tutorial part 2

Blender Alpha Tutorial

Draz 3D</u>

DAZ Studio 3D Basics: 1-Cameras

DAZ Studio 3D Basics: 2- Loading Models

DAZ 3D - DAZ Studio Animation Tutorial Part 1

DAZ 3D - DAZ Studio Animation Tutorial Part 2


Part 1 - Intro and User Interface

Part 2 - Terrain

Part 3 - Shaders

Part 4 - Atmosphere and Lighting

Part 5 - Objects

Part 6 - Finishing Touches

Terragen 2 Tutorial #1 - Basics - PART 1

Terragen 2 Tutorial #1 - Basics - PART 2

Wings 3D</u>

3D Modeling - Part I: Navigation in Wings 3D

3D Modeling - Part II: Deformation in Wings 3D

3D Modeling - Part III: Deformation in Wings 3D continued

Wings3d Adobe Illustrator Import

Texture mapping a simple mesh in Wings3D

Wings3D UV mapping guide

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D part 1

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D Part 2

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D Part 3


Learning Xnormal: Part 1

Learning Xnormal: Part 2


Getting started with Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp - New Users 1: Concepts (video)

Google SketchUp New Users 2: Drawing Shapes

Google SketchUp New Users 3: Push/ Pull

Google SketchUp New Users 4: Create a Chair

additional tutorials can be found here:[link]

Crazy Bump

Intro To Crazybump (1/3)

Intro To Crazybump (2/3)

Intro To Crazybump (3/3)


Getting Started (Tips & Tricks) (video)

Poly Painting tips for Zbrush(video)

Roughing out your base mesh in Zbrush (video)

Creative crash-list of tutorials

Modeling using reference and Skin

ZBrush ZSphere basic modeling tutorial

Sculpting muscles with masks

ZBrush 3 Basics - ZProject Texturing (video)

Zbrush 3 Basics - Colors to Texture (video)


Normal Mapping in Maya Basics

Normal Maps from Maya



workflow between 3D max and mudbox:[link]

3D max

Normal map workflow:[link]

3D max renderable splines: [link]

more tutorials on this site:[link]

the autodesk site provides useful info and tutorials : [link]

ball bouncing part 1:[link]

part 2:[link]

part 3:[link]

texturing a head:[link]

texturing a character:[link]

texturing video's:[link]

walkthrough for character creation pipeline:[link]

Index to 3D max and its tools:[link]

hard surface texturing tutorial: [link]

tips and ticks:[link]

skinning mini tutorial:[link]




introduction to subdivision :[link]

tips and tricks for modeling game characters:[link]

videio tutorials on various things that can be done in 3D max:[link]

start to finish explanation of creating a character:[link]

hair tutorial:[link]

attaching a biped to you your character:[link]

Orgainic modeling series:[link]

texturing and modeling tips:[link]

3ds max uvw map and texture tutorial (video)

3DS Max Tutorial - UVW Unwrap Basic (video)

Tutorial 3D Max Uvw unwarp(video)

MAX and Photoshop : Combining Texture maps (video)

XNormal and 3D max:Texturing Game Characters Ambient Occlusion Maps (video)

Poly modeling

Cell shading

Modeling a 3D head

wire and Isoline clay render

Clay render with mental ray

Global Illumination

Clay Render with Light Tracer

3D modeling a chain

3ds max Basic Face Rigging

facial control panel - 3ds max tutorial PART1 (video) download the high quallity video in the youtube comment

Pelt Mapping Tutorial - 3DSMAX

UV MAPPING Basics for characters

facial control panel - 3ds max tutorial PART2 (video) download the high quallity video in the youtube comment

3D Books and other book references(available to read)

Cinema 4D introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial Character Animation

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial Special Effects

3D World: simulate aschool of fish in motion

3D World: Dynamic liquids

Maya 2010:Getting started

The Animators Survival Kit

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Boughe Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Metasequoia pls (Im the only one that uses it?)
jenny6945 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
is there any anime tutorial....plss
Crevist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
in this 3D tutorial list no

but this link there is…
IntangibleTruth Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
is there a good clothes modeling tutorial? i've been looking everywhere
Crevist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
here is a list of video tutorials on making clothing in a 3D program…
neegi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
wow, thanks, that's so helpful!
wallfm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Tanbeen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much
toadz Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Simply awesome sauce! Thank you for taking the time to compile all these links! :hug:
IntangibleTruth Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ugh you dont know how much i needed this. thanks so much!
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