Get professional training in 3ds Max from this Autodesk Official Training Guide
Extremely popular with video game designers as well as architects, 3ds Max offers integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing tools designed to streamline production. If you already have a working knowledge of 3ds Max basics, this official guide will take your skills to the next level. Detailed tutorials cover all the latest features of 3ds Max. From modeling, texturing, animation, and architectural visualization to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level instruction on 3ds Max.
- Those who are proficient in 3ds Max basics can take their 3D animation skills to the next level with this Autodesk Official Training Guide
- Offers industry-level training, with diverse tutorials that showcase techniques used in actual animations for games, film, TV, and architectural visualization
- Covers modeling, texturing, animation, visual effects, and high-level techniques as well as all the latest features of 3ds Max
- Also recommended as a preparation guide to Autodesk's 3ds Max Associate and Professional exams
Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max will help intermediate to advanced 3ds Max users develop and sharpen their skills in this popular animation and effects software.
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About the Author
Jeffrey M. Harper uses Autodesk 3ds Max to create architectural and civil engineering visualizations, models, stills, and animations used in computer-based training programs and visual effects.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 1
Chapter 2: Introducing Objects 67
Chapter 3: Creating Shapes with Splines 117
Chapter 4: Editing Meshes and Creating Complex Objects 183
Chapter 5: Working with External Design Data 281
Chapter 6: Organizing and Editing Objects 349
Chapter 7: Light and Shadow 401
Chapter 8: Enhancing Models with Materials 455
Chapter 9: Using the Camera 545
Chapter 10: Organizing Objects and Scene Management 593
Chapter 11: Understanding Animation 633
Chapter 12: Creating Animations, Particles, and Dynamics 683
Chapter 13: Rigging for Animation 737
Chapter 14: Advanced Rendering Using mental ray 789
Chapter 15: Finishing It Off: Atmosphere, Effects, and Compositing 843
Appendix A: The Bottom Line 891
Appendix B: Autodesk 3ds Max Certification 949
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