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.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Realistic Looking Mailbox using 3ds Max and UV Layout - Part 1Mailbox preview 200x200
    In this detailed, three day workflow tutorial, you will follow the entire process of modeling, UV mapping, and texturing a lifelike mailbox using 3ds Max and UV Layout. Starting out in 3ds max with a simple box primitive, you will use poly modeling tools and techniques to build and shape our mailbox model. With the model completed, you will then move on to UV mapping using a combination of both 3ds Max's unwrap uvw modifier as well as the demo version of Headus UVLayout. Finally, with the UV all packed away, you will learn some very useful techniques to build up the colors and materials of your texture.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly RPG Rocket Launcher in 3ds Max: Part 3Rpg preview 200x200
    Because of the time constraints inherit to realtime video tutorials, it is usually almost impossible to find tutorials that deal with modeling large or very complex objects, as they would just take too much time to complete. Well not any more. In this mammoth, 3 day, nearly 10 hour long video tutorial series, Chris Tate will give us an in-depth look at modeling a faithfully constructed, photorealistically precise high-poly RPG launcher and rocket using 3d Studio Max. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly RPG Rocket Launcher in 3ds Max: Part 2Rpg preview 200x200
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    Because of the time constraints inherit to realtime video tutorials, it is usually almost impossible to find tutorials that deal with modeling large or very complex objects, as they would just take too much time to complete. Well not any more. In this mammoth, 3 day, nearly 10 hour long video tutorial series, Chris Tate will give us an in-depth look at modeling a faithfully constructed, photorealistically precise high-poly RPG launcher and rocket using 3d Studio Max. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model a High-Poly Roof Hatch in 3ds MaxRoof hatch preview 200x200
    In this 2 hour long beginner level tutorial, we will explore in detail the entire process of building a high-poly roof hatch in 3ds Max. We will discuss the modeling process in depth, including a variety of different poly modeling tools and techniques. We will also cover some of the more important theoretical aspects of high poly modeling, such as the importance of using support edges when working with subdivision, and also the use of proper topology when cutting holes into subdivided surfaces while maintaining a quad based mesh.Read More…