Tutorials for 3d and Web

There are currently over thirty tutorials for 3d and Web at 3dcognition.com. Current tutorials focus on 3ds Max, Flash, and Unity, with tutorials on WordPress and Drupal coming soon.

3ds Max Tutorials

3ds Max is probably still the most popular platform for modeling and animating game assets, and the second-most popular solution for movie-related modeling and animation. A few quick lessons is all you’ll need to get started to modeling, texturing, and animating whatever you can imagine.


Drupal is an open-source content management system that handles large and complex web sites well and is not much harder than WordPress to use; definitely worth a look. Get a feel for how it works by checking out these tutorials.


Flash is still the best way to create complex, web-based animation, interactives, and 2D games, primarly because of the blend of powerful graphic features and the AS3 programming language that helps you manage the graphic assets.


HTML and CSS are the key components of everything on the web. I only have a few tutorials on this subject at the moment, but more are on the way, so check back.


Unity is my favorite game engine and in these tutorials I show how to import assets from 3ds Max, and cause them to be controlled by the game engine. Note: The Unity game engine is free – that is, the independent developer version, which is very slick and very powerful. If you have a little time and some good ideas, this is worth a look.