Synopses & Reviews
3ds max and its applications provides straightforward, easy-to-read instruction for mastering the software 3ds max R5, and is designed specifically for the education market. The text has over 750 full color illustrations, of which more than 300 are full color renderings. In-chapter exercises reinforce commands and procedures as they are presented. End-of-chapter modeling problems allow students to apply knowledge gained in the chapter. Each chapter concludes with a chapter test to measure student progress and performance. The text progresses through five sections, from basic setup and creating and animating basic objects through advanced topics such as inverse kinematics, systems, and NURBS modeling. This allows flexibility to use the text in basic, intermediate, and/or advanced-level classes.