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 veterananimator seeking timesaving tips, the new edition of this perennialfavorite is the perfect 3ds Max book for you. Packed with the verylatest features, professional techniques, and over 150 step-by-steptutorials, it will help you quickly build your skills. Find outwhat's new, what's tried and true, and how creative you can getwith this must-have guide.
Jump right into animation with the new Quick Start tutorial
Create optimized procedural substance textures that are afraction of the size of bitmaps
Sculpt and model faster and easier with new Graphite Modelingtools
Create custom character rigs with the CAT (Character AnimationToolkit)
Send scenes to Mudbox, MotionBuilder, or Softimageautomatically
Take the guesswork out of rendering with the iray progressiverenderer
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 inthe book, as well as:
System Requirements: See the CD appendix for details andcomplete system requirements.
Also in the Book
Examples and content from the book
Models and textures you can customize
New—10 bonus Quick Starts and 13 bonus chapters!
Jump in right away with a new Quick Start
Design for film, TV, games, and visualization
Learn to model, animate, render, and more