United States Olympic Team Uniform Brass sleeve button

Make easy custom buttons for Clo3D using Blender and Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to easily model a custom brass button, then texture it and give it a raised logo effect with a displacement map made in Photoshop. It is a follow-up post to my last one, for people who aren’t using Substance Painter. Blender is completely free and can be downloaded from Blender.org, and a 30-day trial license of Clo3D at clo3d.com. It is best to have aRead More

United States Olympic Team Uniform Brass sleeve button

Make easy custom buttons using Blender and Adobe Substance Painter

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to easily model a custom brass button, texture it with a raised logo effect in Substance Painter, then register it as a new button in Clo3D. Blender is completely free and can be downloaded from Blender.org. You can get a 30-day trial license of Substance Painter at substance3d.com and a trial license of Clo3D at clo3d.com. It is best to have a familiarity with BlenderRead More

Lighting Your Renders

I briefly discussed using rim lights in my IACDE project and it was something I wanted to do an in-depth post on. Getting your renders to look great and believable depends a lot on using the same kind of lighting techniques as a photographer would. I have recently been playing with Keyshot, an amazing tool that lets you light a scene the same way you would in a studio. The Samuelsohn scene was done withRead More

IACDE 3D Design Symposium

Today was the first International 3D Synod put on by the Nordic and German chapters of the IACDE. We had fascinating presentations from The Fabricant, an amazing digital design house, and from Sophie-Therese Lupas, one of the principals at Studio Lupas, and then breakout sessions where the assignments we had been given to complete were presented. The thing that was most exciting to me was that Browzwear and Alvanon were making their software, training programRead More

Custom horn buttons made with Photoshop and Clo3D

Create custom buttons for Clo3D with Photoshop

Get up close to show beautiful details in your 3D renderings. In this video I walk you through one of the somewhat hidden features of Clo3D, using UV Maps to create custom buttons with Photoshop. I will also look at applying a new material type to achieve sub surface scatter lighting effects for materials like real horn. Get the instruction in the video, and refer back to these steps below later when you forget whatRead More