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How To: Treat psoriasis

Almost 125 million people worldwide suffer from what is known as psoriasis, the skin disease that's marked by red, itchy, and scaly patches that are hurtful, if not visually god-awful. There can be a little hope though for psoriasis sufferers. Though you can treat and control psoriasis, characterized by dry scaly patches of skin, the progress is often erratic and cyclical, so be patient and consistent in executing these steps.

News: Colloidal Display Turns Soapy Bubbles into a Transparent 3D Projection Screen

We've all played with bubbles as kids, but I think most would agree that they're not exactly the most functional of objects. An international team of researchers made up of Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima wants to change that. They've figured out how to project both 2D and 3D images onto a micro membrane (soap bubble) using ultrasonic sound waves and a standard projector. The bubble is made of a solution of sugar, glycerin, soap, surfactant, water and milk. The glycerin and ...

How To: Use and get the right materials for making a fursuit or other costume

Cosplay-friendly conventions are going through a sort of renaissance right now. AnimeExpo, ComiCon, A-Kon, PAX. All over the country people are dressing up as anime characters and furry animals and filling exhibition halls to mingle. If you want to have a really badass costume, you're going to need the right materials. In this video, a semi-professional costume-maker will walk you through the materials you need to make a great fursuit or other elaborate costume and where to get them.

How To: Gift Wrap Using Recycled Materials with Threadbanger

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to gift wrap using recycled material. The materials need for this project are: a potato, large paper bag, tape, ribbon and paint. Begin by cutting the potato in half and draw a simple shape onto the sliced surface of the potato. Then cut out the negative part of the shape with a knife. Now open the bottom of the paper bag and cut down the side so that it lays flat. Then brush some paint onto the potato stamp and press it down along the paper to form a...

How To: Texture 3D objects with materials in Blender

Materials allow you to just the colors and specularity of your 3D models. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on applying materials to your own Blender models, take a look!

How To: Model procedural tile material in 3D Studio Max 2010

This clip will walk you through how to create a procedural tile material in 3D Studio Max. It also covers composite materials, masks and noises. 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: Renew your deck with composite materials with Lowe's

As your home ages, so does your deck in the backyard, but there are ways to resolve this issue. If that wooden deck is looking weathered or worn, you can simply replace the components with composite materials without a complete rebuild. Composite doesn't splinter or have knots, and it's low maintenance. This two-part video, brought to you by Lowe's, will show you exactly how to renew your deck with composite decking.

How To: Create rigid material tileable textures in Photoshop

Mike demonstrates how to create seamless tileable textures using just Photoshop. In episode #40, Mike used a Photoshop plugin called imageSynth to create similar textures of organic materials. However, in this episode, Mike explains how its probably better to use Photoshop alone when it comes to more rigid textures such as wood and tile. These textures can then be applied to your SketchUp models. See how to create perfect, detailed wood, tile, and other floor textures in Photoshop for use in ...

How To: Turn an LCD screen into a simple EL (electroluminescent) display

Electroluminescent (EL) materials light up when electricity passes through them, as opposed to more common incandescent lights that respond to heat. EL displays are becoming very popular in advertising and art,but getting them or the materials to make them can be expensive. Watch this video to learn how to turn an LCD into a simple EL display, and also how superglue can be used as a cheap dielectric in this sort of project.

How To: Pan for gold a few simple steps

In this video, Graham shows us how to pan for gold. In a few simple steps, an individual could become rich!!! Graham is working with sandstone in Virginia in a swamp like area, but this process could be done in any river. Gold usually gets stuck in cracks in the sides of rivers, and in this case, the cracks are in sandstone rock in this swamp-like area. Shovel up some of the sandstone bed bedrock, or whatever type of material is available, place the shoveled up material in the pan. Fill up th...

How To: Make char cloth to start emergency fires

Jason shows you in this video tutorial, how to make char cloth to start emergency fires. Making your own emergency fire-starting material could someday save your life! Making char cloth is an easy way to make an emergency fire starter with materials you already have lying around the house, for use in camping, backpacking, hiking, and survival in the wilderness.

How To: Use the material attributes window in MAXON Cinema 4D

This quick tip shows one way of using the material attributes window to preview your material on different objects. It also takes a look at using and setting up the content browser. 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, and to get started using the material attributes window in your own Cinema ...

How To: Make a paper colt pistol using household materials

If you're interested in owning a colt pistol, but don't have the money or proper paper work needed, you can always make one from scratch. Of course, in this tutorial, you'll find out how to make one using just paper and other household materials. It may not be the exact thing, but you can always tell your friends that you own a colt pistol. (Made of paper.) Anyway, good luck and enjoy!

How To: Create materials with displace modifier in 3ds Max

This 3D software tutorial shows you how to use the displace modifier in 3ds Max. The displace modifier allows you to create perfect materials and realistic shadows in 3D Studio Max. Proper materials and shadows are key to creating a realistic 3D scene. See how to work with the displace mod in 3ds Max to achieve more realistic models. This video is best viewed full screen.

How To: Decorate a linen scrapbook cover

Did you know you can create beautiful covers for your scrapbooks using all kinds of materials? This video tutorial shows how easy it is. Linen scrapbook covers need slightly different materials than regular paper compatible materials. You'll need Tombo (or another double sided adhesive) and liquid glass. Watch this video scrapbooking tutorial and learn how to decorate a linen scrapbook cover.

How To: Use material tags to export CINEMA 4D text

This two-part video is designed for people who are very familiar with CINEMA 4D. When you're using CINEMA 4D, you can setup channels for export to compositing applications, but sometimes a material change is more efficient and easier. In this first part, you will learn how to set up a material tag on any shape that contains a CAP or a ROUNDING feature. In the second part you'll create some quick buffers (a trick which is especially useful when creating some alpha channels from animated MoGrap...

How To: Make char cloth with found materials

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a char cloth. The materials required for this process are: cloth, container and tinder. The cloth must be made of any woven, cotton material. Begin by placing the cloth into a container. The container should be a metal material. Then close the container and make a while on top to allow the smoke and flames to escape. Leave the container in some fire and wait for it to finish. Then take it to cool and take out the cloth. Now strike some spark o...

How To: Add lights and materials to models in Pro/DESKTOP

This CAD software tutorial shows you how to work with lights and materials in Pro/DESKTOP. This is an advanced tutorial that will show you how to add materials to a figure, add lighting, backgrounds and export the image. Rendering completed images is an important part of working in ProDESKTOP since it showcases your final products. Learn how to make your models good with lights and materials in this Pro/DESKTOP tutorial. This video is best viewed full screen.

How To: Make 3D materials and textures in Blender

Designing 3D graphics is one of the most challenging and lucrative fields of computer design. This video for beginning 3D graphics artists features a tutorial on how to make materials and textures in Blender, one popular 3D modeling software suite. Making this pair of pants will have you well on your way to making more elaborate images.

How To: Work with Standard Materials in 3ds Max

In this how to video, you will learn how to work with standard materials in 3D Studio Max. The material editor is found by clicking the multicolored button to the right. You can see sample spheres where you can see examples of materials. Below, you can see surface properties such as shaders and ambient colors. You can select the type of material to be applied here. You can select the standard material to get familiar with it. First, decide the shaders. Blend is the default shader, although th...

How To: Make a great looking Christmas wreath

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Christmas wreath. The materials used in this video are a Christmas wreath are: a greenery wreath, extra greens, pinecones, berries, bells and ribbon. If using artificial materials, you will also need a hot glue gun, glue sticks and wire. Begin by adding the extra greens on the wreath. No layout all the materials on the wreath before adding it on. Once finished outlining, glue the material on the wreath. Hang some bells inside the wreath. Thi...

How To: Use a chop saw the right way

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to use a chop saw. A chop saw is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials. This saw can cut pieces at different angles. When cutting any material, make sure it is pushed tight against the fence. Hold the material tight in this position and make sure it is correctly leveled. When using this machine, be sure to wear safety glasses or a face guard. Avoid cutting small pieces of material and go at a slow pace. This video tutorial wi...

How To: Recycle materials for a kids craft box

Making crafts with a group of children can get a little hectic and also maybe a bit costly. Recycling materials to use for creative activites with your kids can be a fun and and economicly fiscal alternative to your normal purchases. This video will give you some example on how to recycle materials for your kids arts and crafts. Using these everyday materials, accompanied with some great insight from this video, you can have a lot of fun creating all sorts of interesting projects with your ch...

How To: Use the paint bucket tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional vidoe and learn how to use the paint bucket tool in Google SketchUp. Selecting the paint bucket tool will open the materials browser. The materials browser is different for windows and mac users. On windows, the browser has two main tabs to select and edit materials. On the mac, you have several tabs giving you different ways to paint colors into your model. To start using the paint bucket tool, simply pick a material and choose a surface to paint it into you...

How To: Create a material resource in Microsoft Project 2010

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a new material resource when using MS Project 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular project management application or are just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Project 2010 workflow, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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