Advanced 3ds max 5 Modeling and Animatingby Boris Kulagin, Julie Laing (Editor), Eric Bruns (Editor)
3ds max is the revolutionary new application that delivers computer graphics professionals advanced tools for character animation, next generation game development, and visual effects production. In this comprehensive reference, users are taken from modeling a still-life scene to animating photo-realistic and fantasy characters in a variety of organic and mechanical backgrounds. Users are shown not only how to perform an action, but which actions should be used in a variety of situations. Important tasks such as creating seamless texture and modeling a person's head are demonstrated and special attention is given to the software's functionality. Also included are techniques to develop the efficiency and productivity of routine work.
- A-List, LLC
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- BOOK & CD-ROM
- Product dimensions:
- 7.42(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.98(d)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
I just bought this book, and I have to say right up front, I think it's really terrible, and I'm sorry I wasted my money.
The book expects you to know certain things about 3ds max, which is fine in and of itself, but what it expects you to know is basically what a person who doesn't need the book would know.
It skips crucial steps in the project descriptions and the only way you can follow it at all is with the small, badly placed black and white pictures.
Further, the projects are bunk. A 'Lunar Landing' that looks like an uninspired high school student did it, and some poorly contructed living room with a bunch of copies of couches and nothing else in it is all you'll have to show for buying this book. When I buy a book by a professional, I want to be taught how to make professional-looking pieces. This falls way short.
It skips a bunch of other steps and tells you so right up front since those were covered in the author's previous book about 3ds r4... as if I'm going to buy a second book about a product that's now obsolete written by the same author who failed dismally here, so I can stumble through this labrynth of disjointed 'information.' Don't waste your money on this book.