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Master Visually 3ds Max 8
     

Master Visually 3ds Max 8

by Jinjer Simon, Jon McFarland
 

* Navigating within the interface

• Creating and editing 2D and 3D objects

• Controlling animation with function curves

• Integrating walls, doors and windows

• Simulating water surfaces and fluttering flags

• Adjusting color and brightness of lighting

• Rendering scenes with Quick Render

Valuable tools on CD-ROM!

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Overview

* Navigating within the interface

• Creating and editing 2D and 3D objects

• Controlling animation with function curves

• Integrating walls, doors and windows

• Simulating water surfaces and fluttering flags

• Adjusting color and brightness of lighting

• Rendering scenes with Quick Render

Valuable tools on CD-ROM!

• 3ds Max 8 evaluation version

• Project files from the book

System Requirements: Please see the "About the CD-ROM" Appendix for details and complete system requirements.

• "Master It" sidebars answer questions and present shortcuts

• High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task

• Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

• Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764579929
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/20/2006
Series:
Master VISUALLY Series , #750
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
601
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.69(d)

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Meet the Author

Jon McFarland is a certified 3ds Max instructor who manages the design department for a national owner and developer of retail, office and residential properties, where he spends much of the day creating mock-ups of potential facilities. A 3ds Max user, as well as an alpha and beta tester for over ten years, he uses 3ds max and AutoCAD (Architectural Desktop) professionally to create fly-throughs of proposed facility construction and expansions (and their related visualization and advertising requirements) He also teaches 3ds max at the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, a small, accredited art school in Lakewood, Ohio. He wrote 3ds max 4 In Depth for Coriolis Publishing and was a contributing author for Inside 3ds max 7 for Peachpit. He has been a technical editor for several books published by Coriolis, New Riders, Thomson and Peachpit.

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