One look and you'll see that this 3ds Max book is different from all the others. It presents the core 3ds Max features in pages packed with striking graphics that perfectly illustrate the concepts. Each page is loaded with vivid, detailed explanations on crucial components, such as the 3ds Max interface, modeling and animation tools, rendering settings, and more. Engaging step-by-step lessons and tasks provide hands-on reinforcement as you learn. You'll create textures, learn rigging, bring biped characters to life—even create hair with this beautiful, full-color guide. It's the perfect introduction to 3ds Max 2008, but will serve you well for most versions of 3ds Max.