Publication Date: August 20, 2012 Welcome to the world of Autodesk 3ds Max Design, a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software package developed by Autodesk Inc. It is widely used by architects, game developers, design visualization specialists, and visual effects artists. A wide range of modeling and texturing tools make it an ideal platform for 3D modelers and animators. The intuitive user interface and workflow tools of Autodesk 3ds Max Design have made the job of design visualization specialists easier. Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013: A Tutorial Approach textbook introduces the readers to the basic features of 3ds Max Design 2013 through tutorials. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of the software. Written with the tutorial point-of-view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and pace. This textbook will help you unleash your creativity and help you create simple and complete 3D models and animations. The textbook will help the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Salient Features of the Textbook Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering topics such as modeling, texturing, modifiers, lighting, cameras, animation, and so on Consists of 5 projects based on real-world models that will allow the users to apply the skills learned in the text The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it Consists of real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience Step-by-step instructions are added to guide the users through the learning process Provides additional and important information in the form of 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) Model files of all illustrations, examples, and exercises Instructor's Guide with solution to all review questions and instructions to create the models for exercises (For faculty only) Editorial Reviews 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.