Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Essentials
Autodesk Official Press
By Randi L. Derakhshani, Dariush Derakhshani
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: May 2013
Pages: 416

Learn Autodesk 3ds Max Quickly and Easily

This Autodesk Official Press guide covers the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 with step-by-step tutorials and hands-on exercises that give you firsthand experience with the tools and a good start on preparing for the Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Certified Professional exam. Create a retro-style alarm clock, animate a thrown knife, model a chair, and more, while you learn modeling, rigging, animating, rendering, and other career-essential techniques. Whether you're a beginner or migrating from another 3D application, this task-based book provides the solid grounding you need in Autodesk 3ds Max.

Learn these Autodesk 3ds Max essentials—and more:

  • Polygons, polygon meshes, and primary modeling
  • Animating objects, simple and complex
  • Using CAD files to create rooms with doors and windows
  • Skinning a model to a biped figure and adding motion
  • Adding color and other materials
  • Visualizing interiors with lighting and texturing
  • Rendering interior scenes effectively
  • Understanding mental ray and HDRI

Learn interior visualization skills using high-quality models and mental ray

Model, add materials, rig, and animate this soldier model

Begin the modeling process using basic techniques to create this retro-style alarm clock

This striking Essentials book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Full-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Downloadable exercise files
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