Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011
By Mark Gerhard, Jeffrey Harper
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 912

Turn Your Ideas into High-Impact Architectural Visualizations

This Autodesk Official Training Guide helps you master the essentials of 3D modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering with 3ds Max Design—it has everything you need to create compelling visualizations of your projects with exciting CG filmmaking techniques. The book provides pages of real-world architectural examples that show you how to apply 3D concepts to your own work with striking results.

Whether you're just starting, upgrading, or preparing for the Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 Certified Associate or Certified Professional exams, this book offers the complete instruction you need to master this indispensable design tool.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the 3ds Max Design 2011 tools, menus, and interface

  • Editing meshes and creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools

  • Assembling high-impact scenes using the right design data and tools

  • Using the Lighting Analysis feature to analyze sustainable design features

  • Accessing the Autodesk Materials Library for just the right floor, wall, or finish

  • Applying the camera effectively during animated walk-throughs

  • Using mental ray® to achieve the most realistic rendering

  • Adding cinematic atmosphere and compositing your final designs

Seamlessly Link Data from the Revit Family of Products into 3ds Max Design 2011

Apply Concepts from Game Design to Transform Your Sketches

Work Faster Using the Polygon Modeling and Texturing Toolset

Produce Stunning, Detailed, Photorealistic Presentations for Clients

Prepare for the 3ds Max Design 2011 Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams

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