Kinetix 3D Studio Max, the 3-D modeling and animation package for Windows 95 and NT, has excellent features for creating models that really move realistically. So it's no wonder that the authors of a guide to 3D Studio MAX would divide it into separate volumes, or that one would be devoted solely to animation. Inside 3D Studio MAX Volume III: Animation
gives users outstanding guidance in creating animations using transformation techniques, controllers, and expressions; modeling characters; creating mesh deformations; and creating characters that walk and have facial animations. You also learn how to animate your 3-D environment by adjusting cameras, lights, and atmospheres and by working with particle systems, physics, and such properties as elasticity, friction, and dampening. The last section of the book concentrates on VideoPost, the module for compositing and editing your work for final production, and on adding sound and special effects via built-in and plug-in tools. A CD-ROM includes exercise files, filters, sound files, and demo versions of plug-ins.
From the Publisher
Volume III of the ultimate 3D Studio MAX reference provides hands-on tutorials on creating realistic animation. 3D Studio MAX's revolutionary new animation capabilities have set the industry on fire. And this is the most focused, in-depth reference on creating animation with 3D Studio MAX available. - Hot techniques, tips, and hints from expert animators are dispersed throughout
- Provides detailed coverage of Character Studio's Biped and Physique features
- CD-ROM includes exercise files, Character Studio Demo, 3D Studio MAX demo, sample animations, texture maps, and a VRML converter