3ds Max in 24 Hours, Sams Teach YourselfStewart Jones (author)
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours will help you master Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 and use it to create outstanding 3D content for games, video, film, and motion graphics. Using this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, you'll master powerful 3ds Max tools for modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, and more. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common 3ds Max tasks.
"Try It Yourself" guided mini tutorials offer quick hands-on experience with 3ds Max's key tools.
Quizzes and exercises test your knowledge.
Notes, tips, and cautions offer extra information and alert you to possible problems.
Learn how to...Quickly get comfortable with the 3ds Max 2014 interfaceCreate, move, and modify 3D objectsEdit and tweak the elements of any objectStart modeling hard-surface and organic objectsWork with materials and texturesExplore and create animationIlluminate scenes with lightingUse cameras to control a scene's point of viewRender 3D creations for productionRig and skin objects, making them easier to animateLearn the 12 essential principles of character animationCreate devastating dynamic simulationsAdd visual effects, cloth, hair, and furAutomate repetitive tasks with MAXScriptCreate a professional-quality showcase
The accompanying DVD/website contain how-to videos for dozens of key 3ds Max 2014 tasks, extensive sample art and models, and additional bonus content.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 808 g
Dimensions: 231 x 178 x 22 mm
"Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours by Stewart Jones is the perfect book to start an artist who has never used 3ds Max and is new to 3D. Stewart has put in enough detail and challenges to give readers a solid grounding in techniques while leaving room to explore on your own. Stewart writes with humor, making something that could be dry interesting and fun to read. I enjoyed going through the book and even picked up a few tips along the way that I didn't know in Max. I would recommend the book without hesitation to students and artists looking for a great start to quickly feel accomplished instead of frustrated with all aspects of 3D production in 3ds Max 2014."
--Brad Clark, Cofounder, Rigging Dojo.com
"Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours--'challenge accepted!' If you are looking for a textbook to guide you through the intricacies of Autodesk 3ds Max, this is the 24 for you. Blending a perfect balance of technical and demonstration, Stewart's witty, stylish, and pointed approach to introducing 3D modeling, animation, and the 3D modeling production environment is well worth staying up all day and night to read."
--Dr. Tim J. Harrington, Teaching and Learning Applications Analyst
"Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours is a great way to learn the basics of working in 3D on a computer. This is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to start in this field."
--Gregory Scott Johnson, Professor of Game Development, SCAD
"For anyone looking to get a solid foot into the 3D industry, Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours is the perfect solution to get you started. Stewart Jones puts his years of experience into 24 simple and concise 'hours' that make learning the basics fun and then build into more advanced steps as you work your way through. Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours is the perfect guide to putting that first foot forward and opening the door to the exciting world of 3D."
--Matthew Johnson, Principal 3D Artist
"Sams Teach Yourself Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours not only gets the reader started with 3ds Max, it gives a comprehensive survey of all aspects of 3D. Through clear and succinct tutorials, readers will learn to model, rig, skin, animate, create particles, utilize dynamic, fur, and even experience a little scripting. Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours has everything needed to get the successful digital artist proficient in 3ds Max in a short 24 hours. You'll keep this on your shelf as a go-to resource guide for 3ds Max."
--Tina O'Hailey, Dean of Digital Media, SCAD
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