Chris Tate
Chris is a self taught 3D artist with over ten years of experience. His weapons of choice are 3D Studio Max, ZBrush, Mari, V-Ray, xNormal and Photoshop. He also dabbles in RayFire and FumeFX on occasion.
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    Read An Excerpt From Jamie Cardoso's New Book, 3D Realism: Practical & Easy WorkflowsThumb
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    Hey Guys! As you know we don't typically publish off site news, but talented artist and author Jamie Cardoso has posted an excellent tutorial excerpt from his recently released book "3D Realism: Practical & Easy Workflows" on his blog, and we'd highly recommend reading it!Read More…
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    "TF2 Sentry Gun" UVMapping - Day 4Thumb
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    With the lower sections of the model now complete, we'll begin uvmapping the upper half of the model in 3D Studio Max using the UnwrapUVW modifier. In today's post we'll focus specifically on the many parts that make up the rear arm, mounting brackets and barrel sections of the turret, which will again comprise of both high-res and low-res mapping techniques.Read More…
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    Unreal Development Kit 3 Beginner’s Guide Sample Chapter: MaterialsThumb
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    We're continuing our "Unreal Development Kit 3 Beginner’s Guide" giveaway, and giving you a chance to get a sneak peak at some of the content this fantastic book has to offer. Below you'll find a sample chapter which covers working with materials in UDK. If you haven't already entered for your chance to win a copy of the book, find out how after the jump!Read More…
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    Exclusive Deal: Get The CryENGINE 3 Cookbook from Packt Publishing For 15% Off!Thumb
    After our recent giveaway for the "CryENGINE 3 Cookbook". Packt Publishing was nice enough to offer all cgtuts visitors a chance to get the book at a discounted price. Simply enter the promotional code: cgtuts15 at check out, and score yourself a 15% discount on print copies of the "CryENGINE 3 Cookbook". Add the digital version along with it and save 85% off the ebook as well. This offer is valid until November 18th, so grab your copy now!Read More…
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    Win a copy of the CryENGINE 3 Cookbook from Packt Publishing!Thumb
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    Update: Congratulations to Josh Feil, Julian Waller, and Gabriel Gueguen! You have all won a digital copy of the "CryENGINE 3 Cookbook" courtesy of Packt Publishing! We have forwarded your information to Packt and they should be in touch soon with instructions on how to redeem your winnings! Fall is finally here and we're kicking it off in style by teaming up with Packt Publishing to give you a chance to win one of three copies of their highly anticipated CryENGINE 3 Cookbook, authored by Crytek's own Dan Tracy and Sean Tracy. With the recent release of CryENGINE 3 this is the perfect time to jump in and start working with one of the most powerful game engines in the industry.Read More…
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    "TF2 Sentry Gun" UVMapping - Day 3Thumb
    Today we'll continue to concentrate our efforts on uvmapping and work on completing the rear leg sections. This is without a doubt the most challenging part of the model to Uvmap (Yay!) So we'll dive right in, and begin by manually optimizing our high-res meshes. This step will not only reduce the of amount geometry in the scene, but make the mapping process much more quick and efficient.Read More…
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    ‘The Civil War Cannon’ – Modeling Part 53d and motion graphics
    This extensive multi part series from regular author Chris Tate features over 17 hours of in-depth, real time training. And walks you through the process of modeling, UVMapping, texturing and rendering an amazingly detailed, and strikingly accurate Civil War Cannon.Read More…
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    ‘The Civil War Cannon’ – Modeling Part 43d and motion graphics
    This extensive multi part series from regular author Chris Tate features over 17 hours of in-depth, real time training. And walks you through the process of modeling, UVMapping, texturing and rendering an amazingly detailed, and strikingly accurate Civil War Cannon.Read More…
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    ‘The Civil War Cannon’ – Modeling Part 33d and motion graphics
    This extensive multi part series from regular author Chris Tate features over 17 hours of in-depth, real time training. And walks you through the process of modeling, UVMapping, texturing and rendering an amazingly detailed, and strikingly accurate Civil War Cannon.Read More…
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    ‘The Civil War Cannon’ – Modeling Part 23d and motion graphics
    This extensive multi part series from regular author Chris Tate features over 17 hours of in-depth, real time training. And walks you through the process of modeling, UVMapping, texturing and rendering an amazingly detailed, and strikingly accurate Civil War Cannon.Read More…
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    ‘The Civil War Cannon’ – Modeling Part 13d and motion graphics
    This extensive multi part series from regular author Chris Tate features over 17 hours of in-depth, real time training. And walks you through the process of modeling, UVMapping, texturing and rendering an amazingly detailed, and strikingly accurate Civil War Cannon.Read More…
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    CryENGINE 3 Cookbook Sample Chapter: Sandbox BasicsThumb
    Today we're continuing our CryENGINE 3 Cookbook giveaway, and giving you a chance to get a sneak peak at some of the content this amazing book has to offer. Below you'll find the second of three upcoming sample chapters we'll be releasing this week. If you haven't already entered for your chance to win a copy of the book, find out how after the jump!Read More…