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Revit Structure Tutorials for Beginners (2020)


    This is a Revit house structural tutorial series. This series is about creating a timber framed house in Revit using structral timber components to support the bricks, floors and windows in the model.

    Part 1 – Foundations and Substructures

    You will learn to create the structural concrete foundations and substructure for the external and internal walls, and also a good number of Revit tools to help with model creation.

    Part 2 – Beam Systems & Flooring

    You will learn to create the floor joists that are supported by the structural concrete foundations and substructure, and the flooring that sits on the joists, and also a good number of Revit tools to help with model creation.

    Part 3 – Lintels & Pitched Wall

    You will learn to create lintels to support the weight of bricks above the windows and door, as windows and doors are not meant to support a heavy load of masonry. You will also learn to reshape a wall to make them pitched.

    Part 4 – Stairs & Structure

    You will learn to create stairs or a staircase which will clash with the beam system on the upper level. In this tutorial, we are going to change the beam system to accomodate the stairs, and we are going to ensure that the stairs reach from the ground floor to the upper floor while keeping human comfort and dimensions in mind. Not only that, we are going to make use of COLUMNS to help reinforce and support the stairs at it’s weak points.

    Part 5 – Truss Roof Structure

    You will learn to create a truss roof structure and adjoining smaller timber roof structures to create a network of timber roof structure. A timber roof structure is made up of an external frame, trusses, purlins, rafters and battens (and metal plats at the joints). This in-depth tutorial will show you exactly step by step on how to create this so that you can be confident about working with Revit.

    Photorealistic Unreal Engine 4 Archviz Tutorial (2020)


      A step by step tutorial series to create a photorealistic interior scene in Unreal Engine.
      We are designing this tutorial from the ground up, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about creating great quality archviz, regardless of experience level.
      We don’t just cover the step by step how to’s but will also discuss what went through our mind in terms of artistic decisions during the course.

      And all this comes absolutely free. The source project files can be purchased for a nominal value, but the whole video tutorials will be available free on our youtube channel.

      Final project file can be purchased here: https://gum.co/yVtgo

      Topics covered:

      • What makes a scene photorealistic
      • Workflow and software discussions
      • References and planning for our scenes
      • Autocad and creating floor layout
      • 3ds max and modelling
      • Lightmaps discussion and Importing into unreal engine
      • Creating Skyboxes
      • Materials
      • Lighting and Post Processing

      Advanced Rhino and Grasshopper Tutorials by Gediminas Kirdeikis (2020)


        This series of tutorials will cover advanced methods and techniques for modeling in rhino and grasshopper.

        Topics Covered:

        • Isosurface
        • Aggregation with Fox
        • Morphing Aggregate Tiles
        • Setup Camera for VRay
        • Setup VRay Animation
        • Detailing of the Aggregate Tile
        • Walkback Method
        • Unroll Mesh Stripes
        • Pseudo Triply-Periodic Minimal Surface Relaxation
        • 2D Game Of Life
        • 2.5D Game Of Life
        • Setting up a 3D print model
        • CA voxels as bases for custom meshes
        • Rhino Vray : Advanced Rendering
        • The Element
        • The Element II
        • Element Permutations
        • Customized Marching Cubes
        • Element Statistics
        • Cartoon in Vray for Rhino

        V-Ray for Rhino Tutorials (2019)


          This series of tutorials will cover the use of V-Ray within Rhino 3D.

          Topics Covered:

          • Introduction to V-Ray Materials
          • Texture Mapping in V-Ray
          • V-Ray Materials (In-Depth)
          • Sun and Sky Systems
          • HDRI Background Imagery
          • Introduction to Lighting
          • Interior Renderings and Lighting
          • Interior Night Renderings
          • Exterior Night Renderings
          • Exterior Perspectives
          • Z-Depth Masking in Photoshop

          V-Ray Next for SketchUp (2019)


            This series of tutorials will cover the basics of V-Ray Next for SketchUp.

            Topics Covered:

            • User interface overview and basic asset management
            • Basic & advanced camera exposure control
            • Automatic exposure and white balance
            • AI Denoising and interactive GPU rendering
            • Denoising render elements for compositing
            • Material dispersion and lense effects
            • Volumetric environment rendered on the GPU
            • Using scanned V-Ray materials – VRScans
            • Creating PBR materials and working with Curve color correction textures
            • Lighting analysis
            • Masking with the MultiMatte Materials element
            • Texture placement manipulation with V-Ray and the scene interaction tool
            • Importing V-Ray scenes as SketchUp models for editing
            • Adaptive Dome light for interior lighting
            • Custom light sources and their viewport display styles
            • Optimized interactive and production GPU rendering

            Blender 2.8 Archviz Tutorial (2019)


              Learn Architectural Visualization (Archviz) in Blender by modeling, texturing, rendering, and compositing a realistic city Penthouse interior from scratch in Blender 2.8.

              Blender 2.8 Beginner Tutorial Series (2019)


                Learn how to use Blender 2.8 in these series of tutorials showing you how to create and render a donut and coffee.

                These tutorials are split into 4 levels based on difficultly:

                Level 1:

                • User Interface
                • Modeling
                • Sculpting
                • Materials
                • Lighting
                • Rendering

                Level 2:

                • Particles
                • UV Unwrapping
                • Texture Painting
                • Procedural Texturing
                • Displacement

                Level 3:

                • Precision Modeling
                • Transparency
                • Photo Texturing
                • Volumetrics

                Level 4:

                • Photorealism
                • Compositing
                • Animation
                • Rendering

                Unreal Engine 4 – Interior Lighting Series (2019)


                  In this 4 part series, we’ll cover how to light an ArchViz interior scene from start to finish. Through this series, you should gain a much deeper understanding of lighting and lighting principles when working in Unreal Engine 4. The principles taught in this series should apply to any lighting situation in UE4.

                  Revit to Unreal Engine 4 – Learning Series (2019)


                    This series will be focused on Unreal Engine4. If you have a model ready to use in Unreal Engine, you can do that with following tutorials. Only Part#1 will be about Revit.

                    All episodes are intended to teach you how to use Unreal Engine from start to finish in the assumption that you don’t have any knowledge about Unreal Engine at all. If you can follow the entire episodes, you will be able to develop your own projects using the same methodology.

                    Learn Adobe After Effects | 48 Episode Course (2019)


                      Welcome to the complete Beginner’s Guide To Adobe After Effects.

                      If you are a designer and looking to apply effects and transitions to your video, or create animated logos, illustrations or infographics After Effects is the program to edit in.

                      The tools in After Effects make it very easy to build video compositions, add video effects and motion graphics to bring your presentation to life.

                      Now a lot of videos you see on youtube and TV with animated sequences have been created using After Effects. This is the industry standard software for simple video animation and I create all my videos in After Effects.

                      Now This course has been carefully created to bring you up to speed with the program so not only will you be able to create a simple project yourself you will be able to watch many more.

                      On this course you will learn all the methods I use to create my videos, so if you have never used After Effects before, wonder how the software works and want to try some simple animation.

                      This course is for you.

                      Now the topics that are going to be covered in this course are the basics so whether you have the most up to date version of After Effects or you’re using an older version, you should be able to follow along just fine.

                      In this series we will be starting from the very beginning and working our way across 48 episodes to learn all the basics and eventually put it all into practise and build a video presentation project of your own.

                      Now this may seem like a lot of episodes, but trust me, after this creative adventure, you will be able to use Adobe After Effects proficiently.

                      After watching this series you will be able to create your very own video presentation in After Effects ready to export and share.

                      To help break down the process I have structured the course in 3 main sections:

                      1 – Introduction

                      2 – Essential Practice

                      3 – Create a project

                      So that is an overview of this After Effects beginners course.

                      Once you have downloaded the project PDF and the project folder.

                      Let’s get into it!


                      DOWNLOAD LINKS:

                      PROJECT FOLDER:

                      Download the project folder from After Effects GDS course page here: https://garethdavidstudio.com/tutoria…

                      TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

                      Download the PDF course index from After Effects GDS course page here: https://garethdavidstudio.com/tutoria…