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Informative and Useful
on February 22, 2009
I am an industry professional and I have used 3ds Max software for almost ten years now. I have read and reviewed several 3ds Max books. This isn't the greatest 3ds Max book I've ever used, nor is it the greatest 'Cheat' book I've ever used, but it is a useful book. Because I have experience with this software I find the hints and cheats easy to use; an inexperienced user would find this book difficult and maybe even unusable. The author writes as if he and the reader are having a one-on-one discussion, and assumes the reader is fully aware of what he is talking about. It is not a, "click here, then click here" type of book, which is the usual format for a volume of tutorials. Instead this book reads like a guide book.
I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn a few new tricks or improve their lighting, texturing or modeling skills with quick and easy mini-projects. I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for straight forward tutorials, or anyone who is not very familiar with the 3ds Max environment.