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3D Studio MAX 3 Effects Magic is structured in a cookbook for you, highly-trained chefs who are in constant need of new ideas for recipes. We know you don't need theory, and you don't need beginner level recipes. You need a cookbook you can use in the kitchn while your working. No non-sense instructions on very imaginative recipes, that you can then take and either use as is, or use as inspiration for your own creations. This book has 25 can't miss recipes for getting stunning effects from 3D Studio MAX.3, cooked...
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Overview

3D Studio MAX 3 Effects Magic is structured in a cookbook for you, highly-trained chefs who are in constant need of new ideas for recipes. We know you don't need theory, and you don't need beginner level recipes. You need a cookbook you can use in the kitchn while your working. No non-sense instructions on very imaginative recipes, that you can then take and either use as is, or use as inspiration for your own creations. This book has 25 can't miss recipes for getting stunning effects from 3D Studio MAX.3, cooked up by some of the best CG chefs in the world.
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Intended for intermediate to advanced users of 3D Studio MAX, this volume provides step-by-step instructions for creating a wide array of effects using several freeware plug-ins that enhance the power of MAX, as well as all the standard tools shipped with MAX. A number of plug- ins are provided on the CD-ROM. Color illustrations. 10x8<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735708679
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/19/2000
  • Series: Magic Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 10.06 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Supernova 2
2 Water Surface 18
3 Glowing Trail 32
4 Mixing Maps to Create Complex Materials 50
5 Car Paint Material 64
6 Lighting Effects: Rim Lighting and Diffuse Glow 74
7 Explosion 90
8 Automated Dust Trails 124
9 Shaders and Highlights 136
10 A Realistic Eye 148
11 Projectile Fire Stream 164
12 Terrain 176
13 Dimensional Ornate Texture Art 202
14 Planet with Atmosphere and Civilization 222
15 Moving Crowd 232
16 Standing Crowd 254
17 Matrix-Style Explosion 276
18 Hair 296
19 Seascape 312
20 Asteroid Impact 332
App. A: What's on the CD-ROM 352
Index 358
CD Bonus Chapters
A Tidal Wave
B Dr. Freeze
C Flying Through Fog
D The Burning Bush
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    This is a good book

    This book really helped me out with giving some good ideas for projects coming up. It really goes into depth on how to set up each of these scenes as well as what else you could use to get a similar result.

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