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 ArchitecturalVisualizations

This Autodesk Official Training Guide helps you master theessentials of 3D modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering with3ds Max Design—it has everything you need to create compellingvisualizations of your projects with exciting CG filmmakingtechniques. The book provides pages of real-world architecturalexamples that show you how to apply 3D concepts to your own workwith striking results.

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

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the 3ds Max Design 2011 tools, menus, andinterface

  • Editing meshes and creating complex shapes with surface modelingtools

  • Assembling high-impact scenes using the right design data andtools

  • Using the Lighting Analysis feature to analyze sustainabledesign features

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

  • Applying the camera effectively during animatedwalk-throughs

  • Using mental ray® to achieve the most realisticrendering

  • Adding cinematic atmosphere and compositing your finaldesigns

Seamlessly Link Data from the Revit Family of Products into 3dsMax 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 forClients

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

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