• Modelling a leather chair in 3ds max

    There is a quite a lot of tutorials about modelling a chair or an armchair, I believe so, but I anyway decided to create this tutorial about modelling a leather chair in 3ds max.  The tutorial could be compared to the tutorial about modelling the egg chair with the exception that this model is more difficult to do. The chair consists from the base, a second unit for legs and leather “pillows”. The last mentioned object is the most challenging in this part because creating or trying to create this kind of shapes without using any “z-whatever” additional software or plugin is difficult.

  • Modelling different screwdrivers using 3ds Max

    Step by step we will model all three screwdrivers using similar technique as used for the first one. For materials we will use the 3D-Sphere  material library which you can download from the menu on the right side at 3D-Sphere and apply materials to our model.

  • Explaining reflections and using array function in 3ds Max

    Recently I was confronted with one question from our users regarding a picture made from small boxes which were forming a larger box together with reflective material to this surface.

  • How to create a miniature effect in Photoshop

    An old but still great effect which makes rea-life objects on a photo look miniature. We will basically apply a tilt-shift effect to a photo and try to make it look like a picture made by toys while applying and creating a miniature effect. Instead of creating a video tutorial I decided to create an HTML or pure TEXT only tutorial, so let’s see how it will end. Some theory about this technique is bellow but for us is important how to achieve this effect using Photoshop, I believe in any version. First step is also the most important; choose an appropriated photo for this manipulation. The effect can’t be applied to any photo and thus you have to search for a reference picture which was taken from a distance with wide view. What will be on the picture is up to you and because applying the effect is quite quick, you can experiment with various photos. For this example I choose the most simply photo I could, a photo taken from a football match, how nice! The beauty by this is that it already looks like a cartoon .

3D-Sphere 4.0?


3D-Sphere 4.0 features Helix Ultimate, a free Joomla Template with an award winning Joomla Template Framework Helix Ultimate 2.0.
Some of the features built in 3D-Sphere 4.0 are:


Responsive Design

Extremely-responsive layout that renders 3D-Sphere 4.0 beautifully on computers, tablets and smartphones.

Twitter Bootstrap 5

Advantage of included Twitter Bootstrap that helps to develop our websites easier and faster .

Built in shortcodes

Media, icnos, tabs, accordions, notifications or image effects are built in via shortcodes to quickly take adavantage of them.

Friday, 31 March 2023 16:47

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Friday, 31 March 2023 15:19

If you upgraded your Joomla 3 site to Joomla 4, and everything is working, congratulations! If not, try to read some of the processes in my previous article. However, even after...

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 17:11

After updating the PHP to 8.1 or PHP 8.2 it is time to upgrade as well the Joomla version from the latest stable version Joomla 3.10.11 Stable to Joomla 4. This process is...

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 16:24

Many websites are still running on older versions of PHP, usually PHP 7.4 or even older, and this can represent a security and performance risk for the website and therefore is...

Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:43

Because our tutorials are featuring also materials and rendering setup we decided to build or own library and use this library in the final step of the tutorials where we apply...

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:48

An old but still great effect which makes rea-life objects on a photo look miniature. We will basically apply a tilt-shift effect to a photo and try to make it look like a...


3D-Sphere 4.0 status?


To upgrade, it means to change and to customize..
Some of the work which has to be done:


Overall upgrade

Upgrade of the Joomla core 4.x is just one step to be up to date. There is lots of work behind it.


Typography changes

By means of template change, new possibilities of typography are available. This all has to be changed to be able to get advantage of it.


Code upgrade

New core, different structure and stock component. It just cant work all together at the first time. Quite a lot of changes in the code has to be done to have it working.

Site 3D-Sphere


The idea for a portal with 3D content and the name "3D-Sphere " came at the end of 2009. The main idea was to create a portal with 3D tutorials and content which would inform the users about the news in the 3D world, give them an opportunity to learn from our tutorials and give them a place where they can search for help and discuss about 3D and 2D graphic software such as 3ds max and Photoshop. Over the time the concept was changed many times to create a lightweight site which a lot of information and tutorials to make it easy.


-  http://www.3d-sphere.com

  • Free video tutorials
  • 3ds max & Photoshop
  • More than 220 tutorial parts
  • Ideal for beginners as well for intermediate users
  • Material library
  • No subscription needed

Autodesk 3ds max


Customize, collaborate, and create 3D content quickly with 3ds Max® 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. It's packed with brand-new, user-requested features and enhancements for entertainment and design professionals. Desktop Subscription gives you access to the latest updates and releases, 1-on-1 web support, priority support in the forums, flexible licensing, and more.


-  http://www.autodesk.com

  • OpenSubdiv support
  • Enhanced ShaderFX
  • Quad chamfer
  • Mesh and surface modeling
  • Polygon, spline, and NURBS-based modeling
  • Shading and material design

Adobe Photoshop


Incredible images, faster. Photoshop CC brings new efficiency to creative workflows of all types, so you can produce more inspiring work in less time and with fewer steps than ever before. Create astonishing art thanks to the cutting-edge science behind Photoshop CC. New technologies let you easily manipulate images in ways that were once painstakingly difficult, if not flat-out impossible.


-  http://www.adobe.com

  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Support for 3D PDF files
  • Workflow enhancements
  • Multi-shape and path selection
  • Real-time image asset generation
  • Editable rounded rectangles