Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials
By Dariush Derakhshani, Randi L. Derakhshani
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 400

Learn Autodesk 3ds Max Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 with focused, step-by-step tutorials. Hands-on exercises, such as creating a chest of drawers, a soldier, and the interior of a room, will get you up to speed on modeling, animating, lighting, rendering, and other core topics. Whether you're a beginning animator or updating your skills, this task-based book is the solid grounding you need.

Learn these Autodesk 3ds Max essentials—and more:

  • Primitives, polygons, and primary modeling

  • Animating objects, simple and complex

  • How to merge and reference prebuilt pieces

  • The basics of organic and character modeling

  • Adding color, glow, and other materials

  • Visualizing interiors with lighting and texturing

  • Rendering interior scenes effectively

  • Understanding mental ray and HDRI

Use Character Studio to create biped animations easily

Learn how to create materials and lighting to render an interior space

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives

  • Step-by-step tutorials

  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations

  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises

  • Downloadable exercise files

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