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How To: Cut an EPP foam UFO Roswell Delta

Watch this instructional model making video for a demonstration on how to use a foam cutter to cut a flying wing delta. The foam UFO Roswell Delta is a durable model. You may need your own set of instructions to complete this model airplane project, but the visual guidelines provide useful tips for building your EPP foam model airplane.

How To: Model a glass coke bottle in 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max software tutorial, you'll learn how to model a glass-type bottle from scratch. Specifically, this deals with creating a Coke bottle from scratch. It will not show you how to texture the bottle, just how to build it. Learn the basic techniques for modeling the Coke bottle.

How To: Rip 3-D character models from Nintendo 64 games

With paper crafting you can build intricate paper models of your favorite characters, from Jack Sparrow to Nintendo's own Toad. This video tutorial shows you how to rip 3-D characters from your favorite Nintendo 64 games for the purposes of paper crafting. It will take some editing to be able to get your favorite videogame characters into a workable papercraft format.

How To: Model a house from an image in SketchUp 6

You don't have to have an authentic 2-dimensional CAD drawing to model a house or building in SketchUp, all you really need is a floor plan or good image. If you don't have a CAD drawing to use to create your SketchUp model, learn how you can take an image of any floor plan and quickly turn it into a house in SketchUp 6.

How To: Place a Google SketchUp model in LayOut

Working closely with SketchUp models is key to LayOut and the primary feature that makes LayOut so unique. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to place a SketchUp model in LayOut. To place the model, go to file and simply click insert. Find your model and then open it. The great thing about viewing a model in LayOut, is that it is presented in 3D form and you can build complex documents with infinite views of your model all with just one SketchUp model.

How To: Build war game terrain with foam

Watch this instructional model making video to begin making war game terrain out of foam. This video introduces different types of foam and the varying strengths of high density foam. It's also possible to cast plaster molds with foam. Use foam as the basic structure for war games terrains, model railroads, architectural models and miniature dioramas.

How To: Tear cloth in 3D Studio Max 2010

See how to take advantage of 3ds Max 2010's in-built tear modeling feature, which provides 3D artists to quickly cut a cloth as if due to a strong stretching force or a reaction to a hard collision with other rigid body meshes. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, take a look!

How To: Build an accurate bed from Legos

If you're building a great, accurate house model, and are looking to add some furniture to the home, the master bedroom is going to need a bed. Where will your minifigs sleep if they don't have a bed? In this great video you will get a brief glimpse at the bricks that you will need to complete the build along with a tutorial on the build order that you will need to use to construct the bed!

How To: Use SketchUp to model for Google Earth

This 3D software modeling tutorial series shows you step by step how to create a suitable model for Google Earth within SketchUp. The series will start by showing you how to export data from Google Earth to use for reference, how to build and optimize the modle, texture it in Photoshop or Picasa and export and load it to Google Earth.

How To: Build Star Wars Christmas Tree Ornaments Out of LEGOs

LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.

How To: Accurately measure a room and model it in SketchUp

Alex leaves the studio to help a friend redesign his garage into his own video production studio. Watch and learn how to use SketchUp by starting a project from scratch. See how to take measurements of the space you want to model or remodel in SketchUp, then use those measurments to build a perfect model in SketchUp. This is a great tutorial to show you how to use SketchUp in the real world.

How To: Model a dog house in SketchUp

This video series will help you get started learning SketchUp by showing you how to make a dog house. The videos correspond to chapter 3 of Google SketchUp for Dummies. In PART ONE you build the model, PART TWO you slap on some paint, and in PART THREE you switch on the sun (creating shadows).

How To: Model a roof with the Follow Me tool in SketchUp

One of our favorite tools in SketchUp is the Follow-Me tool. It's the kind of tool that takes awhile to master, but once you've got it, you're free to model complex shapes in SketchUp that might have been considered impossible. In this SketchUp 6 software tutorial, Mike demonstrates how to use the Follow-Me tool to build a complex roof.

How To: Build a couch with Legos

What's a house model if you don't have a couch in the living room, right? Where would the minifigures sit to watch TV? Can't be on the floor! In this video you will get a quick glimpse of the different bricks that you will need to complete the model as well as a detailed tutorial on the construction process all the way into a finished couch!

How To: Build a bench out of Legos

For a more outdoorsy model, such as a park, one key ingredient that you will need is a bench! But if you're not quite sure what bricks you will need, or how to construct one, this video is your solution! In this video you will get a quick glimpse of the different bricks used for the model as well as a detailed tutorial on constructing the bench itself.

How To: Mirror geometry in Maya

When modeling organic models like humans or animals where symmetry between sides is crucial, the best way to work is by building one side and mirroring it to create the other. This is the best way to insure your person or creature looks the same. In this software tutorial you will learn how to mirror geometry in Maya.

How To: Build 3D reference plates in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial will take you through the process of setting up reference plates for precision modeling in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max. So get those Adobe Photoshop reference images ready for 3d Studio Max so you can display those modified photographs. It can be done in just about any digital 3D modeling software out there.

How To: Build a semiautomatic Lego gun

Most Lego guns require you to feed ammo, or at least cock the gun, every time you shoot. Not so with this model. This video features step-by step instructions and a demonstration of how to build a semiautomatic Lego rubber band gun quickly and easily. Never lose a Lego rubber band gun war to your friends again with the increased firepower of this semi-auto Lego shooting machine.

How To: Build your K'NEX Starburst Spinner Thrill Ride

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and connectors, which give them tons of contraptions to build and play with. Today, K NEX has even more possibilities with wheels, pulleys, panels and flexi-rods to make amusement park roller coasters, airplanes, animals, bikes...

How To: Build your K'NEX Pirate Ship Park

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and connectors, which give them tons of contraptions to build and play with. Today, K NEX has even more possibilities with wheels, pulleys, panels and flexi-rods to make amusement park roller coasters, airplanes, animals, bikes...

How To: Destroy a modeled object with SilverBullet in Cinema4D

This tutorial covers building a brick wall and destroying it nicely using SilverBullet for Cinema4D and a little custom Xpresso. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Rust a model car to make it look old and beat-up

If you like making miniature models for their own sake or for use in playing Warhammer and other table top games, there may come a time when you want a shiny new model to look like an old rusty model. If you're working with plastic, you've come to the right place, because this video will show you how to give plastic models a rusty look that will blend them into your post-apocalyptic or just plain derelict scene.

How To: Gather tools for building miniatures

Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your own tools or finding useful sculpting aids around the house. Occasionally, a wood burning gun can help you achieve detail for tiny window shutters and other fine work.

How To: Adjust the valve lash when building an engine

In this video you will learn how to adjust the valve lash - one of the necessary steps of building an engine. You want to leave as much of the internal lubrication in place as possible. If you follow the firing order of your motor, you'll only have to turn the crankshaft one complete rotation. This section has some of the more detailed 3D models to show you the internals of a working motor.

How To: Build a 3D scanner from a $25 laser level

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episodes from this Revision3 show.