3ds Max 2011 Bible
By Kelly L. Murdock
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 1296

Covers both 3ds Max 2011 and 3ds Max 2011 Design

The best book on 3ds Max, no contest

If you need just one all-encompassing guide to all things 3ds Max, this book is it. Whether you're a beginner looking for 3D basics or a full-fledged animator seeking creative new ways to catch everyone's attention, it's all here. Packed with over a thousand pages of professional tips, loads of savvy advice, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, this book will soon have you using 3ds Max like a pro.

  • Quickly rig and animate complex characters using the CAT system

  • Paint maps in the viewport using layers with the improved Viewport Canvas

  • Render previews in a fraction of the time with the Quicksilver Hardware Renderer

  • Use the Object Paint system to quickly position objects in the scene

  • Import, edit, and export CAD models using the SAT file format

  • Work with material nodes in the new Slate Material Editor

What's on the DVD?

You'll find before-and-after example files for every tutorial in the book. The DVD also includes:

  • Unique new models and textures that you can customize for your own designs

  • A searchable PDF of the book

System Requirements: See the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Also in the Book

  • A 16-page, full-color insert showcases cutting-edge work from 3ds Max artists

Animate a walking dinosaur

Add CAT muscle objects

Paint with objects

DVD Included!

  • Trial version of 3ds Max

  • Examples and content from the book

  • Models and textures you can customize

  • Searchable PDF of the book

Full-color Insert

  • 16-page, full-color insert with cutting-edge examples

Get up to speed right away with Quick Start

Think lights, cameras, action—and create!

Render scenes with Quicksilver speed

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