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
    'Mini Semi Truck' Modeling - Day 1Thumb
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    Today we're happy to kick off the launch of a new series by 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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    Meet The Cgtuts+ TeamThumb news
    Sometimes, it's easy to forget that actual human beings create the content here on Cgtuts+. We are in fact real people, and not just a team of highly trained button mashing chimps. In addition to our numerous part time contributors, we have a global team of talented and passionate artists creating all kinds of tutorials and content relating to the art of computer graphics.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Freebie: Old Weathered FountainThumb
    Today’s Freebie content comes from Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. Ben has put together a fully textured model of an old weathered fountain. It's available to everyone for free, so grab it now! The download contains the fountain in .obj format with 2K textures. Making it super easy to import it into your software package of choice.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Understanding Support Edge PlacementThumb
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    In today's quick tip we'll look at the basics of subdivision modeling and why it's necessary to add extra geometry to a model before adding subdivision. We'll briefly discuss how subdivision works and how to maintain control over a model's look after smoothing has been applied.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Freebie : Japanese Wooden BenchThumb 3d cg vfx wood bench model 3dsmax 3ds obj textured
    Today's Freebie content comes from new Cgtuts+ Co-Editor Ben Tate. Ben has put together a fully textured, Japanese style wooden bench model that's available for everyone to download for free! The download contains the bench model in .max, .3ds and .obj file formats with 2K textures included. Fear not, non 3ds Max users! As the .obj can be imported into almost any 3d software package out there!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Aetuts+ Hollywood Movie Title Series - Inception v2Image preview inception v2
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    Today our sister site, Aetuts+, is continuing their Aetuts+ Hollywood Movie Title Series. This tutorial will explain how to make the “Inception V2″ flying logo, using Cinema 4D v12 and After Effects. First, we’ll be modeling a logo fracture with Mograph . Then we’ll follow in After Effects, compositing everything together.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip: Rendering A Wireframe Overlay in 3DsMax3d cg vfx thumb autodesk 3dsmax rendering wireframe vray
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    In today's Quick Tip, Ben will show us a few different techniques for creating a "wireframe overlay" in 3D Studio Max. This effect is an excellent way to showcase the structure of any model in a professional manner. Let's take a look...Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    G.I Rendering Techniques in 3ds MaxThumb
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    Model presentation is a crucial step for every artist when building their portfolio. In this tutorial, Ben Tate takes us through a few techniques for creating a global illumination or "clay" render using 3Ds Max and it's 3 common render engines - the scanline renderer, Mental Ray and finally V-Ray. He'll also look at implementing additional lights, adding color variation, removing noise, and how to add image based lighting using HDRI images.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, UV, and Texture a Mac-10 Sub-Machine Gun, Day 33d and motion graphics
    In the third and final part of this monstrous, 10 hour tutorial series, freelance CG artist, Ben Tate, will demonstrate how to create realistic high resolution textures for his high-end Mac-10 submachine gun model.Read More…
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    Model, UV, and Texture a Mac 10 Sub-Machine Gun, Day 23d and motion graphics
    In the second part of this monstrous, 10 hour CG Premium tutorial series, freelance CG artist, Ben Tate, will cover the UV mapping of his detailed Mac-10 submachine gun, using the innovative Headus UV layout and 3ds Max.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, UV, and Texture a Mac 10 Sub-Machine Gun, Day 13d and motion graphics
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    Over the course of this 10 hour monster of a tutorial, you will gain access to time saving professional gun modeling tricks and techniques that are universal to any 3d modeling application.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High Rez Domed Fountain Structure in 3ds MaxPreview200px
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    In this intermediate level modeling tutorial, you will follow Ben Tate as he demonstrates how to create a deatailed domed structure and water fountain in 3ds Max. Read More…