If you’re an experienced 3D professional, you’re almost -- by definition -- a visually oriented person. Wouldn’t it be great if there were an equally visually oriented guide to 3ds max 8? Whether you’re upgrading to release 8 or you’re using max for the first time, here’s the book you’re “looking” for: Master Visually 3ds Max 8.
This book delivers 600-plus pages of screen shots and step-by-step instructions: just find the task you’re looking for, and you’re in business. You’ll learn how to create and modify 2D, 3D, architectural, engineering, and construction objects; animation in depth, from keyframes to dope sheets and hierarchies; materials and maps; lights and cameras; rendering; atmospheric effects, particle systems, the Reactor, Character Studio, clothing, hair, you name it. Break out the accompanying CD for sample project files, and a complete trial version of 3ds max 8. Bill Camarda, from the April 2006 Read Only