- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (June 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118130553
- ISBN-13: 978-1118130551
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,945,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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
Four-color screenshots and illustrations
Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
Downloadable exercise files
About the Author
Randi L. Derakhshani teaches 3D animation at The Art Institute of California and has worked as a digital artist and technical director for games and movie projects with Gizmo Games, RJB Enterprises, and Sony.
Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning visual effects supervisor, author, and educator. He has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and numerous commercials and music videos. He teaches 3D animation and is the author of all of Sybex's Introducing Maya books. Dariush and Randi are coauthors of all of Sybex's Introducing 3ds Max books, as well as Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Essentials.