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Autodesk 3ds Max 2012: A Comprehensive Guide [Kindle Edition]

Prof. Sham Tickoo Purdue Univ. , CADCIM Technologies
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Book Description

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2012: A Comprehensive Guide is a comprehensive textbook that aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk 3ds Max for animators and designers. It helps you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create stunning 3D models and animations. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of 3ds Max 2012 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations.
In this edition, a new feature, Mass FX that deals with rigid body dynamics, has been added. Written with the tutorial point-of-view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of 3ds Max. It helps the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Also, it takes the users across a wide spectrum of animations through progressive examples, and numerous illustrations and exercises.

Salient Features of the Textbook

Consists of 18 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various topics such as texturing, modifiers, lighting, cameras, animation, NURBS modeling, graphite modeling, rigid body dynamics, and so on in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012

The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it

Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 concepts and commands

Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience

Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process

Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of tips and notes

Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge
Free Teaching and Learning Resources
CADCIM Technologies provides the following free teaching and learning resources with this textbook:

Technical support

Customizable PowerPoint Presentations of every chapter (For faculty only)

All models used in tutorials, exercises, and illustrations

Instructor Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises (For faculty only)

About the Author
CADCIM Technologies, Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University Calumet, and the team of dedicated contributing authors at CADCIM Technologies are committed to bring you the best textbooks and free teaching and learning resources on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Computer Programming and Applications, GIS, Civil, Computer Animations, and related technologies. We strive to be the first and the best. That is our promise and our goal.
Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced Engineers and Programmers who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry. All our books have been structured in a way that facilitates teaching and learning, and also exposes students to real-world applications. The textbooks, apart from providing comprehensive study material, are well appreciated for the simplicity of content, clarity of style, and the in-depth coverage of the subject.

Product Details

  • File Size: 40887 KB
  • Print Length: 1485 pages
  • Publisher: CADCIM Technologies; 1 edition (July 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DF2BOA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,846,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version very poorly formatted. October 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I am very glad that I downloaded a preview of this ebook before I purchased it. While the book itself appears to be quite comprehensive, the formatting and editing is inexcusably atrocious. As someone who has professionally converted printed books for the Kindle format, it appears that the publisher may have simply uploaded a PDF file and let the system auto-covert it, which I know firsthand is a recipe for disaster. Not only are there no page breaks, causing the ends and beginnings of chapters to run together, but all paragraphs are right on top of one another, leaving no spacing whatsoever. On top of that, many words have scrambled capitalization (wiTh vArioUs worDs apPearinG LikE tHis!).

I generally prefer not to leave harsh reviews, but being an important reference book for many, and costing a whopping $35.00 , I expect the publisher to provide an ebook that is readable. You should review the preview for yourself, but my advice is to steer clear of this ebook until the publisher decides to take the Kindle format, and its audience, far more seriously.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Poorly Formatted May 16, 2012
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I agree with Mr. Banks that the Kindle version of this book is poorly formatted. Upper and lower case letters are mixed and there seems to be no breaks between chapters or paragraphs and sections. Everything runs together and is difficult to read.
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