Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010
By Mark Gerhard, Jeffrey Harper, Jon McFarland
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: August 2009
Pages: 1104

Turn Your Ideas into High-Impact Architectural Visualizations

Transform flat drawings and concepts into impressive 3D models with 3ds Max Design 2010 and the comprehensive instruction in this in-depth guide. The expert authors use their real-world experience to show you how to get the most out of Autodesk's powerful visualization tool with this in-depth reference and tutorial.

You'll find pages of professional workflows and examples of projects that pros work on every day, such as retail spaces, small offices, and residential developments, and learn techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're a visualization veteran or new to 3ds Max Design, this book offers the step-by-step instruction you need to master this indispensable visualization and validation tool.

Coverage includes:

  • Creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools
  • Simulating lighting effects accurately
  • Using the Exposure feature to analyze sustainable design features
  • Staging a virtual walk-through of your room designs for clients
  • Enhancing models with texture, materials, and displacement maps
  • Understanding camera motion, keyframes, and function-curve editing
  • Using mental ray to achieve the most realistic renderings with Global Illumination and Final Gathering

Take Advantage of the New 3D Visualization Tools

Explore the New Exposure Lighting Analysis Tool to See How Lighting Factors Affect Your Design

Seamlessly Import Data from the Revit Family of Products into 3ds Max Design

Gain Access to a New Library of Manufacturer-Related Building Materials

Produce Stunning, Photo-Realistic Imagery through More Efficient Workflows

Render Drawings Faster and Better with mental ray 3.7

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