All Posts in Tuts+

  • Design & Illustration
    Celebrating the Launch of Cgtuts+Cg thumb
    Today we're pleased to introduce the newest member of the Tuts+ family: Cgtuts+. There we'll be publishing tutorials and video training on software like Autodesk Maya and 3Ds Max, Maxon Cinema 4D, Blender, Zbrush and Mudbox. If you've ever wanted to freely learn how to create 3D animations, art or elements for games, now is the time to start! We've launched with a massive 194 minute video training series on how to create art for current gen games. The tutorial was created by the site's editor, Kaleb Aylsworth, who is currently working as an Environmental 3D Artist on BioShock 2 multiplayer - so he's got plenty of knowledge and smarts to share! Go on, open a new tab, check it out, leave a comment, then keep reading to learn more about our plans for the site.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    What is Cgtuts+?200 whatis
    Cgtuts+ joins Psdtuts+, Vectortuts+, Audiotuts+, Aetuts+, Flashtuts+ and Nettuts+ as Envato’s newest Tuts+ Network site. It’s all about quality tutorials for CG lovers, using Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, Zbrush, Blender and other 3D programs. Whether you want to learn how to create awesome 3D models and characters for next-gen games, breathtaking CG art, gorgeous animations, or simply get started with 3D, we've got you covered! Keep reading to learn a little bit more about the new editor of Cgtuts+ and what we’ll be offering on the site.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Tell Us What You Want!200 feedback
    Cgtuts+ is a brand new site, meaning now is the best time to have your say on what you’d like to see here. Whether you’re dying for modeling tutorials, awesome texturing demonstrations, articles on broad CG topics like plug-ins and reducing rendering time, or anything else in the CG universe, we'd like to hear from you! And you can suggest not just particular topics, but feedback on how you think the site should operate, site suggestions and any other ideas you want to share with the editorial team.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Anatomy & Drawing Books by Andrew LoomisLoomis 200
    Four scanned books by the legendary Andrew Loomis, now in the public domain. Includes 'Creative Illustration', 'Figure Drawing for All It's Worth', 'Drawing the Head and Hands' and 'Successful Drawing'. File type: .JPG License: Royalty freeRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Blender 2.49Blender thumb
    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. File type: Multi-platform License: GNU General Public LicenseRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    20 Free Photo Reference Images from 3d.skSk ref
    Photo reference including faces, armor, eyes, nudes, clothes. File type: .JPG License: Public domainRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Planet Earth Surface Textures200 text
    Dozens of detailed textures from Planet Earth, including normal maps, bump maps and spec maps. File type: .JPG License: UnlistedRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Slice of Nature Photo Manipulation - Screencast270 nature slice
    "Today I'm going to show you how to put together a complex tree illustration. The idea for this tutorial is to show a workflow from concept to finish, not just so you can copy this illustration, but so that you can take the ideas behind it and use them for any design you have. It's not just the finished design but the process we are after." John ColeRead More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Slice of Nature Photo ManipulationPreview
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    Today I'm going to show you how to put together a complex tree illustration. The idea for this tutorial is to show a workflow from concept to finish, not just so you can copy this illustration, but so that you can take the ideas behind it and use them for any design you have. It's not just the finished design but the process we are after. All of this was accomplished on a pretty standard system with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and a cheap Logitech mouse. No cinema display, no tablet (mine died and I haven't yet replaced it), and no fancy filters or add-ons. Anyways enough with the chit-chat—let's get down to business!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Cartoon Spaceship Interior in Under One HourPreview
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    This tutorial is written for intermediate Illustrator users, as basic settings are not the focus, rather the tutorial covers the overall process as this design is built. You'll walk away with a great understanding of how to use simple shapes to construct interior cartoon style scene. By sticking to simple shapes and lines, you can build a fun interior quickly. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Code
    $500 For Your Tutorial!200 news
    Hi, everyone. As most of you know, we recently launched our new Plus service -- which supplies members with exclusive tutorials and screencasts each month. Due to the fact that these tutorials must be of a much higher quality and include a respective screencast, we offer our authors $300+ compensation, depending on the tutorial's uniqueness and complexity. However, I'm willing to offer the authors of the next two accepted Plus tutorials $500 each! Read More…
  • Code
    Building a Forum From Scratch with Ruby on RailsPreview
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    Today, we will be building a simple forum using Ruby on Rails, and we will be working up from the basics covering things like authentication and more advanced database techniques. Read More…