3ds Max 2012 Bible
By Kelly L. Murdock
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 1296

Covers both 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max 2012 Design

The book for all things 3ds Max

Whether you're a beginner in search of 3D basics or a veteran animator seeking timesaving tips, the new edition of this perennial favorite is the perfect 3ds Max book for you. Packed with the very latest features, professional techniques, and over 150 step-by-step tutorials, it will help you quickly build your skills. Find out what's new, what's tried and true, and how creative you can get with this must-have guide.

  • Jump right into animation with the new Quick Start tutorial

  • Create optimized procedural substance textures that are a fraction of the size of bitmaps

  • Sculpt and model faster and easier with new Graphite Modeling tools

  • Create custom character rigs with the CAT (Character Animation Toolkit)

  • Send scenes to Mudbox, MotionBuilder, or Softimage automatically

  • Take the guesswork out of rendering with the iray progressive renderer

  • View physics simulations with the new MassFX system

Lay siege to a castle wall and animate with MassFX

Achieve results more quickly with Nitrous viewport options

Create stylized effects with ink, pastel, or graphite

What's on the CD-ROM?

You'll find before-and-after example files for every tutorial in the book, as well as:

  • Unique models and textures to customize for your own designs

  • 13 bonus chapters and 10 bonus Quick Starts from past editions

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

Also in the Book

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

CD-ROM Included

  • Examples and content from the book

  • Models and textures you can customize

  • New—10 bonus Quick Starts and 13 bonus chapters!

Full-color Insert

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

Jump in right away with a new Quick Start

Design for film, TV, games, and visualization

Learn to model, animate, render, and more

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