Karan Shah
Karan Shah is a 3D Artist and Animator from India. He is a BFA Graduate with specialization in sculpture. An inclination towards the digital medium made him a self taught computer artist. He is a currently freelancing..
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating A Low Poly Ninja Game Character Using Blender: Part 1Nija
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a low poly ninja character model for games using Blender. The final model will be around 1,200 polys, which is a good amount for iphone or ipad games. Although this tutorial covers building the character in Blender, the workflow is universal and can easily be followed using any other 3D modeling/software package.Read More…
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    Create And Render A Still Life Scene In Blender, Using CyclesThumb
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    Today, we'll have a brief introduction to Blender's new rendering engine - Cycles. This tutorial will cover modeling a small and easy still life scene, setting up different types of materials used in cycles and then finally lighting and rendering the scene.Read More…
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    Create A 3D Floor Plan Model From An Architectural Schematic In BlenderThumb
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a 3D floor plan model from an 2D architectural drawing. Karan Shah will show you some simple, yet effective techniques for constructing the walls, windows and doors following a basic interior schematic in Blender. With the model complete we'll add materials and textures, and do a final render of the scene.Read More…
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    Modeling, UVmapping And Texturing A Low Poly T-Rex In Blender: Part 2Thumb
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    We're back with part 2 of Karan Shah's awesome tutorial on creating a low-poly T-Rex using Blender and Gimp. In the second part you'll learn how to Unwrap your model using Blender's built-in UV Mapping tools, bake an Ambient Occlusion map and finally how to create textures for your T-Rex using Gimp (or your image editing software of choice.) Click through to get started!Read More…
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    Model, UV, and Texture a Complete Manga Character in Blender - Part 1Thumb
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    Creating a 3d character that is equipped to be animated is one of the most challenging things you can do in CG, and to make matters worse, it has always been equally challenging to find any comprehensive tutorials on the entire workflow. Well not any more! In this 7 video long, intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah, will walk you through the complete creation process of a ready to animate video game character. From modeling, to UVs and texturing, to adding the final mesh topology for deformation, this series is a must see for any Blender character artist!Read More…
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    Model, UV, and Texture a Complete Manga Character in Blender - Part 3Thumb
    Creating a 3d character that is equipped to be animated is one of the most challenging things you can do in CG, and to make matters worse, it has always been equally challenging to find any comprehensive tutorials on the entire workflow. Well not any more! In this 7 video long, intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah, will walk you through the complete creation process of a ready to animate video game character. From modeling, to UVs and texturing, to adding the final mesh topology for deformation, this series is a must see for any Blender character artist!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Model, UV, and Texture a Complete Manga Character in Blender - Part 2Thumb
    Creating a 3d character that is equipped to be animated is one of the most challenging things you can do in CG, and to make matters worse, it has always been equally challenging to find any comprehensive tutorials on the entire workflow. Well not any more! In this 7 video long, intermediate to advanced level tutorial series, professional Blender artist, Karan Shah, will walk you through the complete creation process of a ready to animate video game character. From modeling, to UVs and texturing, to adding the final mesh topology for deformation, this series is a must see for any Blender character artist!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    A Detailed Overview of the Blender InterfacePreview
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    In this comprehensive video tutorial Blender guru, Karan Shah, will walk you through a detailed demonstration of the Blender user interface. From navigation, to modeling, and even animation, this tutorial is a must for anyone who is interested in learning this free, yet very powerful, open source 3d application.Read More…
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    Model, Texture, and Render a Photorealistic Kitchen in Blender and YafarayThumb
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    In this 96 step mega-tutorial, you will go through all the motions necessary to construct a complete, photorealistic kitchen scene in Blender, and then render it with Yafaray (a free ray tracing, open source rendering engine). Make sure that you have Yafaray and Python 2.5 installed. For more information on installation check out www.yafaray.org.Read More…
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    'Quick Tip'- How to Make a Shaky Camera Effect in BlenderPreview
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    Camera handling is one of the most important parts of animation. Using an arsenal of little camera effects and tricks, we can achieve very dramatic results. In this tutorial we will learn a few camera handling techniques to make our animations more believable and have a greater impact on the viewer. We will also learn a bit about Blender's particle systems too.Read More…
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    Sculpt, Model and Texture a Low-Poly Skull in BlenderPreview
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    Normal maps are widely used in games to make low poly models look high poly. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a high res Skull model, generate a normal map from that model and learn how to apply this to its low poly version. Techniques covered in this tutorial include multires sculpting, baking a normal map, baking ambient occlusion and applying the maps to a low poly model. This tutorial uses the free and open source Blender suite. If you're new to 3D, following this tutorial in Blender is an excellent way for beginners to get started. (Don't worry - this tutorial has plenty of techniques for more advanced users too!)Read More…