If you’re a 3D artist in need of a realistic terrain or atmosphere for your work and your tool of choice is one of the industry-standard packages like 3ds max or Softimage, you might think you have a lot of work to do. Fortunately, there is a program made to specifically address the creation of realistic environments: e-on Vue. Using Vue, you can create terrain, vegetation, water, clouds, and much more. A separate program like Vue lets you break up your workflow into separate parts so you can focus on what you do best in the program you’re most experienced with. Vue fills in the experience gaps, creating stunning environments quickly and integrating them with your project, whether you’re using 3ds max, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Maya, or Softimage.
As with all software, Vue requires a learning curve. You might start searching for tutorials on the web, but perhaps text tutorials aren’t your thing. After all, it’s best to see how someone does something in a new application, rather than read about it. The immediate feedback one gets from a video tutorial is very useful as nothing is left out of the process: you know exactly what happens. There’s a slight problem here, though. Finding text tutorials is hard enough, so how would one go about looking up Vue video tutorials?
You’re likely familiar with search engines, but most search engines are best at looking up text, not videos. Fortunately, many search engines these days have a “Video” section you can use to search only videos. Google has a link to its video search at the very top, as does Bing. As with any search query, however, you might get a few (or a lot) of results that don’t quite match what you’re looking for. In these situations, you need to use a bit of search engine knowledge to make sure you’re getting what you need.
If you use a multi-search engine approach to finding tutorials, keep in mind that each engine is a bit different. For example, Google requires you to write the “or” keyword in all caps, while Bing requires the “or” keyword to be lowercase. When you’re looking up Vue video tutorials, make sure to use the proper version of the keyword and specify the particular tutorial you’re looking for. For example, you can query “vue tutorial planet OR terrain” in Google or “vue tutorial planet or terrain” in Bing. Doing this lets you see all the Vue video tutorials that involve creating a planet or creating a terrain.
Vue can appear daunting at first, but the video tutorials you’ll find will definitely move your learning process forward. Keep working on your searching skills and scan the various tutorials for keywords to use in future searches. Good luck and have fun!
by Sarah Lang