3d Studio Max R3 in Depth with CD-ROM

3d Studio Max R3 in Depth with CD-ROM

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by Rob Polevoi, Jon A. Bell
     
 
Discusses the latest techniques for the most popular 3D animation and modeling software in the digital design industry. Shows the reader how to render an object for the modeling process, and create 3D animations and visual effects. Highlights the uses of MAX as a character animation tool. Provides users with a comprehensive reference for creating effects for film,

Overview

Discusses the latest techniques for the most popular 3D animation and modeling software in the digital design industry. Shows the reader how to render an object for the modeling process, and create 3D animations and visual effects. Highlights the uses of MAX as a character animation tool. Provides users with a comprehensive reference for creating effects for film, movies, and games. Guides readers through comprehensible lessons that build their special-effects skills for moviemaking in a simple manner. This is different from competitors' books, which are notoriously difficult to understand. Discusses how to use affordable PCs to create the kinds of animations and special effects that traditionally required costly graphics workstations and supercomputers. Unlike competitors' books that are complex and offer no color, 3D Studio MAX R3 In Depth is easy to use and understand, and includes a stellar 32-page Color Studio that showcases the sophisticated results that readers can create through the projects in the book. Contains all of the significant MAX and image files used for demonstration in the book so that readers can experiment directly with the concepts presented. Offers a collection of powerful MAX scripts to both teach the methods and value of this technology and to provide a set of helpful tools. Samples of rendered and animated objects and third-party and custom MAX plug-ins.

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Booknews
Visual examples and straightforward language present all MAX's significant features including advanced techniques such as rendering, lighting, and working with textures. Polevoi, an educator in 3D graphics and animation, tells how to master and customize the 3D Studio MAX 3 interface, use MAX's modifier stack, build low-poly models for games and other realtime uses, create atmospheric and rendering effects, build character skeletons using inverse kinematics, develop organic patch and NURBS models, precisely map realistic textures to 3D surfaces, create and edit animations with Track View, and edit rendered animations with Video Post. The included CD-ROM contains 50-plus MAX files with practical exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576104323
Publisher:
Coriolis Group
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
692
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.72(d)

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3d Studio Max R3 in Depth with CD-ROM 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book usefull for a beginners. Advanced users of Max can find here some new tricks and info. But, f.e. nice pictures on the book cover shows a robot, face, starship and some building. I expected, that there will be some tutorials: how to model them. But there isnt any. Color studio contains about 32 pages, but most of the pictures doesnt show result of you work based on tutorials in this book. This book is good combining it with some book from Joan A. Bell
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fun and Educational!