**How to Cheat in 3ds Max - updated for latest rev of Max (under NDA)**
Need to get results with 3ds max fast? Why take months to learn every button in 3ds max when you can create great visuals with just a few key tools? Learn to create quick yet stunning special effects, and animated characters with the fastest techniques possible. Need convincing grass, trees, water, shadows? You can use the memory-hogging methods that choke your display and take forever to render, or you can get it done bing-bang with this book. When you need an animated character you can spend days fiddling with polygons, or you can use this book to put it together in minutes and get the entire project done in a day. How to Cheat in 3ds max includes a host of time-saving techniques as well as little-known tools that will make you look like an expert in no time flat. This book is for busy professionals who need to get it done right, but also need it done fast.
This rev of the book will have higher-end cheats (for Intermediate users) geared towards greater realism in images, and game-centered cheats.
The DVD includes scene files and bitmaps used to illustrate the cheats, also music files, organizational samples, and instructional Camtasia movies of Michele where Michele showing some of the trickier techniques.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsThe book will be updated for the newest rev of the software: 3ds Max XXXX (under NDA).
**WE ARE BRINGING THE LEVEL UP FROM BEG/INTERMED to INTERMED with higher-end cheats and coverage. Some additional animation and rendering cheats. Also the CD will include Camtasia movies of each chapter.
UPDATES FOR THIS EDITION:
More cheats geared toward realism and games.
--Normal maps - Realistic bumps
--Subsurface scattering - Realistic skin and marble
--HDRI - Use of images in conjunction with lighting to make realistic lighting in scenes. This technique is tricky, but the results are astounding.
--More on mental ray - Sky, Sun, portals
--MAXScript basics and cheats
--Hair/fur - both for hair/fur and grass/vegetation
NEW DVD Content:
Camtasia MOVIES where Michele will show some of the trickier techniques.
All the techniques above - 5 or 6 movies
Skinning - 2 movies
Character animation - 3 movies
Controllers - 2 movies
2 Materials and mapping
8 Character animation
10 Logo treatments
11 Parameter wiring
12 Appendices: Challenges, CD files
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tries to cover a lot in a little time. It has some nifty tips for certain things, but make sure you are well versed in 3dsmax. Out of all the 3ds max books I have this is the one I use the least.