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Learning Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 | Foundation is your shortcut to learning 3ds Max quickly and effectively. You’ll get hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques through easy-to-follow, step-by-step project-based lessons, while learning to model, animate, apply materials and render in both the games & design visualization pipelines. By the end of the book you’ll have a sense of the entire production process as you work on real-life production examples.

Whether you’re a game artist or a graphic artist, Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 has the tools you need to succeed.

Game Artists will gain in-depth knowledge of the world-class Biped character animation toolset, unparalleled polygon modeling and texturing workflow.

Design Visualization Specialists such as architects, designers, and graphic artists, will gain the power to visually inform the design process through conceptual exploration, design validation and visual communication.

Bonus features included on DVD:

• Link to a 30-day trial of Autodesk® 3ds Max® software

• Bonus short films and new software feature demos

• Autodesk 3ds Max hotkeys reference guide

• Free models from Turbo Squid worth $160

• Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008

* An all-access pass to the production and teaching experience of Autodesk’s training experts

* Concept-driven lessons, fully illustrated in color, teach you the essentials of using 3ds Max 2008 so you can master the techniques of animation, modeling, materials, lighting and rendering

* DVD includes instructor led videos, support files and movies as well as interviews with contributing artists and FREE models from Turbo Squid worth US $160!

With this official Autodesk training guide, you will also:

• Learn about the user interface (UI) and work in 3D space

• Learn about animation basics and key frame animation

• Character modeling with editable poly

• Create rigs with biped

• Make morph targets with paint tools

• Learn about unwrapping UVs

• Learn about motion mixer workflow

• Understand & animate cameras

• Learn about light types and advanced lighting techniques

• Rendering Techniques & Tools (mental ray & Render Effect)

Synopsis:

3ds Max 2008 is the latest version of the leading modeling and animation software. Boasting a user base of 200,000, Max is used in creating computer games, 3D and animation effects for films, and in architectural visualization. Computer games developed with 3DS Max include Half-Life, Halo 2, King Kong, and Lord of the Rings. Feature Films include: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible II, Sin City, and Spiderman 3. This screenshot-packed book, part of Autodesk's Official Training Courseware, features a balance of theory and hands-on lab work that effectively introduces the latest version of the software to novice users. The accompanying DVD includes original interviews with the different studios who contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor-led videos, support files and movies.

Synopsis:

This screenshot-packed book features a balance of theory and hands-on lab work that effectively introduces the latest version of the software to novice users. The accompanying DVD includes original interviews with the different studios who have contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor-led videos, support files, and movies.

Synopsis:

Unlock the power of Autodesk 3ds Max 2008, with instruction direct from the creators of one of the world??'s most powerful 3D animation and effects software products.

Get hands on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in the new version of 3ds Max, through all new project-based lessons. Projects include valuable game assets and examples. Topics include modeling, animation, materials & mapping, rendering. Additional bonus lessons will include 3D compositing and importing from Autocad.

Learning 3ds Max 2008 Foundation is the new edition of our current 3ds Max 9 Essentials book. The Foundation book will be a huge step forward for us, in both packaging and content. Autodesk will be contributing assets (models and images) from high-profile studios. The DVD will also include original interviews with the different studios who contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor led videos, support files and movies.

* An all-access pass to the production and teaching experience of Autodesk??'s training experts

* Concept-driven lessons, fully illustrated in color, teach you the essentials of using 3ds Max 2008 so you can master the techniques of animation, modeling, materials, lighting and rendering

* DVD includes instructor led videos, support files and movies as well as interviews with contributing artists and FREE models from Turbo Squid worth US $100

About the Author

Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division produces award-winning software tools designed for digital media creation, management and delivery across all disciplines: from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Autodesk Media and Entertainment is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division produces award-winning software tools designed for digital media creation, management and delivery across all disciplines: from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Autodesk Media and Entertainment is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Table of Contents

Getting Started; User Interface; Creating Objects; Files and Objects ;Transform Tools; Modifiers; Modeling; Low-Poly Modeling; Shapes; Using Compound Objects; Animation; Animation Basics; Hierarchies; Character Animation with Biped; Materials and Mapping; Intro to Materials; Using Maps: Mapping Coordinates; Rendering; Cameras; Basic Lighting; Global Illumination; Rendering the Scene; 3d Compositing; 2D to 3D

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240809274
Author:
Compton, James A F
Publisher:
Focal Press
Manufactured:
Focal Press
Author:
Autodesk
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071112
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , 3ds Max 2008 is the latest version of the leading modeling and animation software. Boasting a user base of 200,000, Max is used in creating computer games, 3D and animation effects for films, and in architectural visualization. Computer games developed with 3DS Max include Half-Life, Halo 2, King Kong, and Lord of the Rings. Feature Films include: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible II, Sin City, and Spiderman 3. This screenshot-packed book, part of Autodesk's Official Training Courseware, features a balance of theory and hands-on lab work that effectively introduces the latest version of the software to novice users. The accompanying DVD includes original interviews with the different studios who contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor-led videos, support files and movies.
"Synopsis" by , This screenshot-packed book features a balance of theory and hands-on lab work that effectively introduces the latest version of the software to novice users. The accompanying DVD includes original interviews with the different studios who have contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor-led videos, support files, and movies.
"Synopsis" by , Unlock the power of Autodesk 3ds Max 2008, with instruction direct from the creators of one of the world??'s most powerful 3D animation and effects software products.

Get hands on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in the new version of 3ds Max, through all new project-based lessons. Projects include valuable game assets and examples. Topics include modeling, animation, materials & mapping, rendering. Additional bonus lessons will include 3D compositing and importing from Autocad.

Learning 3ds Max 2008 Foundation is the new edition of our current 3ds Max 9 Essentials book. The Foundation book will be a huge step forward for us, in both packaging and content. Autodesk will be contributing assets (models and images) from high-profile studios. The DVD will also include original interviews with the different studios who contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor led videos, support files and movies.

* An all-access pass to the production and teaching experience of Autodesk??'s training experts

* Concept-driven lessons, fully illustrated in color, teach you the essentials of using 3ds Max 2008 so you can master the techniques of animation, modeling, materials, lighting and rendering

* DVD includes instructor led videos, support files and movies as well as interviews with contributing artists and FREE models from Turbo Squid worth US $100

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