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Street Art Tricks: How to Blend 3D Prints into Real-Life Objects

While graffiti may never be fully accepted by the masses, it has already become a very large medium for creative artists across the globe, who make mundane and austere cityscapes a little more interesting for the rest of us. Walking past this Banksy stencil on my way to class (at UCLA) made my day. Art like this can cause people to stop and appreciate the otherwise boring and blank walls that surround the city. It can stir up artistic feelings, pensive thoughts, and other emotions stored insi...

How To: Measure Real-World Objects with Your iPhone in iOS 12

Thanks to Apple's ARKit 2.0 augmented reality framework in iOS 12, we now have a "Measure" app built right into our iPhones that can measure real-world objects. No more physical tape measure or ruler. No more guessing. Just whip out your iPhone, open the app, put your camera, and get measurements. Before you do, however, there are a few things you'll want to know.

How To: Discover the Hidden Colors in Everyday Objects with This DIY Video Spectrometer

A spectrometer is a device that splits light into all of the different colors it's composed of that can't be seen with the naked eye. It does this by using a prism to refract or bend the light. Jeffrey Warren over at Public Labs created a tutorial showing how you can make your own video spectrometer and create spectra like the one pictured below. Any guesses as to what the subject is? Believe it or not, that's what whipped cream looks like when viewed through a spectrometer. You can do this w...

How To: Use Smart Objects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn about the basics of using Smart Objects in Photoshop. Smart objects can consist of pixel-based content or vector-based content. These smart objects also remember their original size and can be transformed multiple times without loss.

How To: Use Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop CS4 & CS5

Learn how to use Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop and how they protect your pixels when scaling images. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to like this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using Smart Objects in your own Photoshop projects, take a look!

How To: Create and use objects when programming in Python 3

In this clip, learn how to generate and employ objects when coding in Python 3. Whether you're new to the Python Software Foundation's popular general purpose programming language or a seasoned developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of Python 3.0, you're sure to benefit from this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

How To: Add dynamics to concave objects in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, create concave objects in Cinema 4D such that particle objects behave and interact realistically with the concave object. The automatic setting for objects is configured in a way that simplifies calculation and speeds up rendering time. By changing the automatic setting within Cinema 4D, the physical properties of concave and curved objects are calculated more thoroughly and are rendered more realistically.

How To: Use smart objects with layer masks in Photoshop CS3

If you have been learning how to work with smart objects in Photoshop CS3, you may have noticed that some funny things start to happen when you try to use layer masks with smart objects. Most often, you layer mask doesn't move with the smart object. This Photoshop tutorial will show you a workaround for layer masks not linking with smart objects.

How To: Move objects in Maya 8.5

Check out this Autodesk Maya 8.5 two-part video tutorial on how to move objects around. You'll learn about the channel box and how to use your mouse to move around those animated 3D characters. You'll see how to rotate and flip objects and be the best 3D Maya modeler around. Yep, that's right.

How To: Group objects in Blender

Grouping in blender allows you to better oganize the objects within your scene by grouping them together. This is particularly use for complex scenes with large numbers of objects. It also allows easy selection for different types of objects at the same time. 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...

How To: Create smart objects in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

Smart objects aren't all that smart. And they aren't objects. What they are is envelopes. The kind that hold things. And keep them safe. So that everything you do protects the image from harm. This is Photoshop at its best. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, inc...

How To: Move and rotate objects in FrontierVille (7/2/10)

FrontierVille is the latest game from Zynga, the makers of the immensely popular Facebook sensation FarmVille. It is very similar, but in case you don't play FarmVille, this video will teach you how to move and rotate the game's many objects, one of the fundamental techniques involved in playing the game. Now get in there and homestead!

How To: Measure objects and distances within Blender

This clip offers a look at how to measure objects and distances in Blender. 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, take a look!

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