Ben Tate
Ben has over a decade of experience in the computer graphics field and although he's primarily a hard surface modeler, he's also experienced in the fields of UVMapping, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering. Ben has authored over sixty hours of real-time tutorial content for Tuts+, focusing mainly on 3d Studio Max and hard surface modeling. Along side 3D Studio Max, Ben's has experience with VRay, FumeFX, ZBrush, Mudbox, Mari, PTex, Photoshop, xNormal, UVLayout, Forest Pack Pro and After Effects. You can check out Ben's website to see more of his work.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Aetuts+ Movie Title SeriesThumb
    So movies...you love'em, we love'em, even your mom loves them! But have you ever wondered how those awesome movie title animations are made? Of course you have! Well fear not my good man, our sister site Aetuts+ has you covered with their extensive "Movie Title" series, featuring tutorials covering the creation of title animations from many of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters!Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 8Thumb
    Today we bring you day 8 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. The 'Mini Semi Truck' tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3d Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.Read More…
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    45 Epic Blender TutorialsThumb
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    We've scoured the web in search of the best Blender tutorials out there and compiled a list of 45 of the most epic we could find. This collection includes a variety of tutorials covering everything from modeling and animation, to rigging and VFX. So grab a coffee and savor the Blender goodness!Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 7Thumb
    Today we bring you day 7 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. The 'Mini Semi Truck' tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3d Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 6Thumb
    Today we bring you day 6 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. The 'Mini Semi Truck' tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3d Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Freebie: Exterior LightThumb
    Today we have another Freebie for everyone, this time it's a fully textured exterior light model from co-editor Ben Tate. This high-res model comes unwrapped and includes Diffuse, Bump, and Spec maps in 2k resolution. It's available in .obj format making it ideal for easy use with any 3d software package. So grab it now and save some time on your next project!Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 5Thumb
    Today we bring you day 5 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. The 'Mini Semi Truck' tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3d Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 4Thumb
    Today we bring you day 4 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. The 'Mini Semi Truck' tutorial series focuses on the creation of a stylized high poly vehicle in 3d Studio Max. The goal of this series is to teach you quick and effective techniques for creating high resolution sub-division surfaces. These universally transferable techniques can be applied to not only vehicle creation, but most other modeling projects as well.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Freebie: Police Riot ShieldThumb
    Today we have another Freebie for everyone, this time it's a fully textured riot shield model from co-editor Ben Tate. This high-res model comes unwrapped and includes Diffuse, Bump, Spec and Opacity maps in 2k resolution. It's available in .obj format so everyone can throw it into their particular app of choice. So grab it now!Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 3Thumb
    Today we bring you day 3 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. In today's post we'll be building the remaining pieces of the exhaust system, as well as creating the many parts that make up the truck's fuel tank and step assembly.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Dazzling 3D Work From Creattica!Preview
    It's time for some 3d inspiration! Creattica, Envato’s gallery website of great design and inspirational imagery, is always a great source to get the creative juices flowing. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the awesome work that has been recently submitted to Creattica under the 3d Graphics category.Read More…
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    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 2Thumb
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    Today we bring you day 2 of the 'Mini Semi Truck" tutorials series by Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. In today's post we'll continue to block out and detail the truck model by adding the front grill, bumper, headlights and gas tank, as well as the main exhaust pipe sections.Read More…