An introduction to the latest version of the popular three-dimensional program explores the new features of 3ds max 6 and explains how to work efffectively through such production techniques as modeling, applying materials and maps, realistic lighting effects, and the art of integrating animation, accompanied by a CD-ROM containing project files. Original. (Beginner)
Create natural fire, earth, air and water without plug-ins
Author: Pete Draper
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Master professional techniques in 3ds max with expert guidance from this unique book and DVD-ROM package! A must have guide for those with 3ds max experience who want to get more out of the base kit this versatile package provides. Save money by finding out how to get the most realistic effects from 3ds max without having to spend more on plugins. This book includes all you need to know to create realistic earth, air, fire and water effects with Discreet's powerful 3ds max animation kit. Inspirational color images cover every page as Pete shares his professional insight, detailing the breakdown of the extensive catalog of visual reference material supplied on the DVD-ROM to ensure your effects are more realistic when working in 3ds max. This information is then used within the body of the tutorials which teach not only how to create each effect, but why we have performed that specific step so that you have a complete understanding of all the processes involved. The free DVD-ROM also contains 5 hours and 45 minutes of free video tutorials in which Pete walks you through additional effects while still maintaining the same quality and format as the tutorials in the book. 'I congratulate Pete on this amazing accomplishment. I am certain that those of you who read this will find it incredibly useful, both as an educational tool and as a volume of reference. I encourage you all to read and absorb the information found within, and use it to help strengthen both your own skills, and to help strengthen and maintain our ever spreading 3D community.' Jason 'Buzz' Busby (www.3dbuzz.com)
Write your own MAXScript functions and utilities to create custom tools and UI elements, and automate repetitive tasks. Demonstrated techniques include the creation of objects, arrays, collections, control structures, parametric objects, and the construction of UI elements. The companion CD-ROM contains media files that allow you to practice the techniques with real-world examples demonstrating how you can use then in a production environment.
Write your own MAXScript functions and utilities to create custom tools and UI elements, and automate repetitive tasks. Demonstrated techniques include the creation of objects, arrays, collections, control structures, parametric objects, and the construction of UI elements. The companion CD-ROM contains media files that allow you to practice the techniques with real-world examples demonstrating how you can use then in a production environment. â€¢The definitive introduction to MAXScript â€¢Includes media files that allow you to practice with real-world examples
Write your own MAXScript functions and utilities to automate repetitive tasks and create custom tools and UI elements. Beginning with an introduction to essential programming concepts, you learn the MAXScript basics that include cloning objects, MAX commands, toolbar access, picking scene nodes, picking points, and using the mousetrack command and painter interface. Real-world tutorial examples are provided throughout the book to demonstrate how to use the MAXScript techniques in your own production environment.
Highlighted by a CD-ROM containing sample files and code, tutorials, and selected images and animations, a complete guide to 3ds max 6 reviews the key features of the latest versions of the software, covering such topics as lip sync, facial expression, walk cycles, scene animation, visual effects, materials and textures, lighting, and more. Original. (Advanced)
Start animating right away with this tutorial-based guide to Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials is your perfect hands-on guide to start animating quickly. Using approachable, real-world exercises, you'll master the fundamentals of this leading animation software by following full-color screen shots step by step. Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning objectives, and then launches into hands-on tutorials that give you firsthand experience and a good start on preparing for the 3ds Max certification exam. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects as you create a retro-style alarm clock, animate a thrown knife, model a chair, and more. Whether you're a complete beginner or migrating from another 3D application, this task-based book provides the solid grounding you need in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. Model your character with polygons, meshes, and more Add motion with simple and complex animations Add color and textures to visualize materials and surfaces Render interior scenes with great lighting and camera placement If you want to learn 3ds Max quickly and painlessly, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials helps you start animating today.
Learning Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 | Foundation is your shortcut to learning 3ds Max quickly and effectively. You'll get hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques through easy-to-follow, step-by-step project-based lessons, while learning to model, animate, apply materials and render in both the games & design visualization pipelines. By the end of the book you'll have a sense of the entire production process as you work on real-life production examples. Whether you're a game artist or a graphic artist, Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 has the tools you need to succeed. Game Artists will gain in-depth knowledge of the world-class Biped character animation toolset, unparalleled polygon modeling and texturing workflow. Design Visualization Specialists such as architects, designers, and graphic artists, will gain the power to visually inform the design process through conceptual exploration, design validation and visual communication. Bonus features included on DVD: . Link to a 30-day trial of Autodesk® 3ds Max® software . Bonus short films and new software feature demos . Autodesk 3ds Max hotkeys reference guide . Free models from Turbo Squid worth $160 . Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008
Learn time-saving techniques and tested production-ready tips for maximum speed and efficiency in creating professional-level architectural visualizations in 3ds Max. Move from intermediate to an advanced level with specific and comprehensive instruction with this collaboration from nine different authors from around the world. Get their experience and skills in this full-color book, which not only teaches more advanced features, but also demonstrates the practical applications of those features to get readers ready for a real production environment. Fully updated for the most recent version of 3ds Max.