The third part of the tutorial „Roman sword, shield and javelin in 3DsMax“ was updated. We changed the way of the materials and final render to be more realistic using Mental Ray lights and post production in Photoshop. Now the tutorial is 25min longer and we explain there how to achieve a nice looing render with using 3DsMax and Photoshop by rendering an ambient map and Z-Depth map. After this point all new tutorials would have better rendering solutions and also more Photoshop work.
We are very happy to announce that the 3D-Sphere community forum will be launched to the end of this week. The reason why we was waiting and delaying the launching of the forum was the release of the SMF (Simple Machine Forums) 2.0 Gold which was released yesterday. We have to make few more tests offline before we will upload the forum but so far so good.
The forum would be divided into several categories and sub-categories where would be place to discuss everything from 3DsMax tutorials to problems with software.
Due of delaying the release of SMF (Simple Machine Forums) 2.0 we have to delay also the start of our support forum. The official date of release is not known yet, but in the SMF blog is mentioned that it should be released very soon. We hope to start our forum very soon and so provide a community solution to 3D-Sphere. The forum should server like a support board to our users and provided them this features (not all listed):
· Support 3D-Sphere
Newsletter; recently we launched here on 3D-Sphere our newsletter. From now you can subscribe by using a form on the left side located at the bottom. We are planning to send the newsletter periodically 3-4 weeks with the most relevant information about 3D-Sphere, 3DsMax, Tutorials, News and Forum which will be launched very soon. Of course this can change in the moment when we will have some interesting news, announcement to share with our users, in this case the newsletter will be sent earlier. You can anytime unsubscribe from the newsletter using a link at the bottom of each newsletter. So if you want to join the newsletter, you can.
We would like to welcome you on our page on more time and we hope that your time here would get you something. As everything we try to “evolve” our page every day, fixing some bugs, planning new content and so on… By this we also try to keep “www.3d-sphere.com” light, this means no big pictures, slogans like “we are the best” and so on,, just to keep the portal smooth, nice, without registration and post only information what you want or need.