Harnessing 3D Studio MAX 3

Harnessing 3D Studio MAX 3

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This is an introduction to the power of 3D Studio MAX software and its applications. Learn the commands and concepts of this popular animation software in a sequence that is easy to understand. 3D Studio MAX applications are presented and reinforced through tutorials and exercises. A CD-ROM includes lessons and examples, as well as drawing files and AVIs that link to tutorials and exercises in the book and Workbook. Lesson sequence has been field-tested and the lessons build on one another to make learning 3D Studio MAX simple and straightforward. Keywords: 3D Studio MAX
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 352 pages
  • 190 x 232.7 x 34.3mm | 1,463.08g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • 076680576X
  • 9780766805767

Table of contents

The industry of 3D - history, the work environment, the future; 3D basics - geometry, working with 3D programs, working with colour, 3D art, 3D Studio MAX quick start; introduction to 3D Studio MAX - Load 3D Studio MAX, layout, modelling basics, working with view ports, selecting objects, materials, rendering, animation, end of chapter exercise; modelling - modelling with primitives, modelling with modifiers, modelling with shapes, lofting, positioning objects, rotating objects, end of chapter exercises; materials - material editor basics, creates, material IDs, material organization, end of chapter exercixes; cameras and lights - cameras, lights, cameras and lights viewports, end of chapter exercises; animation - track view, linking, end of chapter exercises; rendering - preparing to render, rendering output; special effects - space warps, particle systems; video post effects, fire effects, volume lights, end of chapter exercises; advanced modelling - box modelling, modifier stack, advanced lofting, booleans, surface tools, nurbs, combinal advanced materials - creating bitmap labels, compositors, opacity, reflection, refraction, shaders, multi materials, animated materials, end of chapter exercises; advanced special effects - shockwave, water scene, tornado. Appendix - customizing 3D Studio MAX - custom toolbars and taps, customizing viewports, customizing colours, shortcuts.
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