Tag Archive for ‘Shape’

Castlemania Stage Thirteen – Towers & Spirals

The king sent a message that he would be here for another inspection soon, which had the master engineer a bit worried. The basics of the main gatehouse had to be completed by the king’s arrival, since it is so important for castle security. Progress on the gatehouse was certainly well along, but not ready […]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter #16 | Top 3DVIA Shape Modelers, August Model Winners

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Twelve blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Twelve – Gatehouse Work – Automotive Assembly Shop – CMD – NASA Mohawk – Ornamental Buildings – Island – Motherboard – Modern House To receive your own copy of the 3DVIA […]

Castlemania Stage Twelve – Gatehouse Work

The master engineer pitched a fit about my plan in Castlemania Stage Eleven to make wagons this time around, since work on the most important part of the castle’s defenses is lagging behind schedule. So plans have changed folks; the gatehouses get top priority now! The three gatehouses are important and vulnerable parts of the […]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue #15 | See July Model Winners and Test Your Skills with a New Tutorial

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Eleven blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Eleven – Building a Cog – City – Art Moderne – Tableros Ajedrez Vacios – LFD L-SHK SunEdition – Reactor MG – Sunrise Heights – Casa Rivoli To receive your own […]

Castlemania Stage Eleven – Building a Cog

The castle needs a lot of materials delivered quickly to keep up with our kingdom’s growth. Since we’re living in 1275, the fastest way to move things is by ship. We built the docks and defenses. Now we need those ships to start bringing in the goods. The dominant type of merchant ship in Northern […]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue #14 | Castlemania and June Featured Models

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Ten blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Ten – Floating & Water – “A Street Car Named Desire” – Set Design – House – Caballos – LFD L-WND-XC 2012 – St. Tropez – Quarto Mel – Mountain To […]

Castlemania Stage Ten – Floating & Water

The pace of the castle building has increased to the point where a faster way of receiving large amounts of material is needed. In 1275, when this castle is being built, that means ships! The castle site was chosen largely because it is at the juncture of two massive rivers. Now substantial docks are needed […]

Castlemania Stage Nine – Merlons & Finials

The weather has been good, stone deliveries are regular and labor is plentiful, so a lot of progress has been made. It’s starting to look more like a castle! In the last stage, I showed you one way to build the tower bases and the arrow slits above them. This week, we’ll finish off the […]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue #13 | Castlemania and May Featured Models

Castlemania Stage Eight – Arrows & Towers

Construction of the basic foundations and the start of wall building leads to the need for the strategic towers to be built too. While walls aren’t complex, the towers are.  The inner wall towers are even more complicated than the outer wall towers, because they contain rooms for living and lots of other castle activities. […]

Castlemania Stage Seven – Progress Review

We’ve been moving along quickly learning how to master 3DVIA Shape and have reached a point where a review of what we’ve covered so far would be appropriate. This review will be useful as a quick-reference guide to help you find the videos, tools and tips that have been helpful along the way. The model […]

Castlemania Stage Six – The King’s Changes

Add Flags! The king has approved the castle plans and has required numerous changes to make it just the way he wants it. The first thing he wants is flags. It’s his kingdom, and he wants everyone to know it! Flags and pennants are important symbols and identification markers. Early on, tomy suggested that we […]

Castlemania Stage Five: The King Approves the Plans

The big day has arrived. The king is surveying the castle plans and town for the first time. He and the master engineer will review the drawings for the castle and then walk around the castle plan, which has been marked out in full size.  The master engineer will record the king’s changes and then […]

Castlemania Stage Four: The King is Coming!

The king is coming! It’s time to get everything as ready as it can be. The town and its defenses are growing stronger every day, but the king’s approval is necessary before real work can get started on the castle itself. The main defensive ditch and berm for the Town Wall has been completed, and […]

Castlemania Stage Three: More Land and the Castle Plan

Castlemania Stage Three is broken into two big sections; one about adding more land/terrain, and another about drawing your castle floor plan. Both steps are easy and there are many ways of accomplishing the goal, so bring your imagination and let’s get moving. You can see our castle requires more land than just what the […]

Castlemania Stage Two: The Big Picture

In the Stage One article, we introduced our Castlemania Series about mastering 3DVIA Shape and building an incredible castle at the same time. This time we’re going to cover some 3DVIA Shape basics you really need to know about, and one method of making the terrain that will help your castle become a safe place to live […]

Castlemania Stage One: The Journey to Mastering 3DVIA Shape Begins

Welcome to Castlemania: a bi-weekly tutorial series designed to turn any 3DVIA Shape modeler into an expert. Castlemania will cover how to use all of the tools available in 3DVIA Shape while you build an amazing castle model step-by-step. Each tutorial will highlight different tools with examples and links to videos that show how the […]

3DVIA Featured 3D Modeler – Peeter Loomus (petzl)

Peeter Loomus (petzl) is our newest Featured Artist! Here on 3DVIA he specializes in making his models with 3DVIA Shape. Peeter is #12 on the all-time 3DVIA Top 10 winners list and moving steadily upward. He was in the #9 spot in the Best of the Best 2010 and has already been in a total […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 095

The ten best 3D models and three exceptional 3DVIA Experiences uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the week of Saturday, October 16th through Friday, October 22nd, 2010 are highlighted here. No one will be crabby after taking a cruise on each of the yachts, going for a flight in the Mirage, going on the home office tour […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 017

It’s a new record! 107 Users became 3DVIA Shape users and contributed their first new 3D models! Congratulations! When you see a model that you like, be sure to give them some feedback and encouragement! (This week’s post was delayed one day because of a holiday here in the US.) 1 – julienasp 2 – […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

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Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here are last week’s great new 3DVIA Shape users […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 013

Every week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest 3DVIA Community members from the last two weeks (since I was away for a week) and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 012

Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here is another great week […]

Tip #4 – How To Revolve Geometry

Create cones, spheres, and donuts/torus.

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 011

Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here is another great week […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 010

Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Here is another great week […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 009

Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Despite a one day delay […]

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Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Wow! What a great week! […]

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Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! Wow! What a great week! […]

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Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! These first models are getting […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 005

Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! When you see something that […]

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Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! (This week’s post was delayed […]

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Each week new users discover 3DVIA Shape and make their first 3D models. As they join the 3DVIA community, I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce the newest users from last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! These first models are getting […]

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Each week new users discover and make their first 3D models using 3DVIA Shape. As they join the 3DVIA community, I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce some of them from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! If you see […]

3DVIA Shape’s Newest 3D Modelers – Welcome! 001

Each week new users discover and make their first 3D models using 3DVIA Shape. As they join the 3DVIA community, I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce some of them from the last week and welcome them to our friendly and supportive group of modelers from all over the world! If you see […]

3DVIA at SIGGRAPH 2009 Wrap-Up

Following up from our week in New Orleans, where we showed-off some new technology, met a lot of new people, and our many of our guests played the Subsurface game…many times! In case you missed it, or want to see it again, we have some highlights from our booth in the following video, and some […]

Video – Create Realistic Models Quickly from Pictures

Need to create realistic 3D models quickly? The best way to accomplish this is to build from pictures (textures). This short video will walk you through how easy this is to do using 3DVIA Shape: We want to see your 3D models that you have created from pictures. Reply to this post with your examples. Remember, we have a […]

Tip #34 – How To Create an Umbrella

How To Create an Umbrella

Tip #33 How To Manipulate Similar Textures

How To Manipulate Similar Textures

Tip #32 – How To Align Textures With Geometry

How To Align Textures with Geometry

Tip #31 – How To Add and Adjust Textures

How To Add and Adjust Textures