Synopses & Reviews
Get ready to explore what Autodesk 3ds Max 8 has to offer! Giving you a firm foundation, Autodesk 3ds Max 8 Revealed allows you to master animation concepts on both a technical and artistic level. Begin by examining the concept behind each task. Then study examples and learn the steps necessary to complete it. Working your way through comprehensive, step-by-step lessons, you'll develop the confidence you need to create amazing animations using Autodesk 3ds Max 8. Most of the exercises in the book also work with earlier versions of 3ds Max.
Giving you a firm foundation, Autodesk 3ds Max 8 Revealed allows you to master animation concepts on both a technical and artistic level.
About the Author
Rob Doran is a certified trainer for 3ds Max and teaches in the digital film and game design programs at the Gibbs Design and Animation Center in New York. Rob also works as a freelance animator, video editor, and cameraman for the television production industry in New York. He is currently preparing a masters thesis on the use of real-time 3D graphics for learning and visualization applications for Long Island University at C.W. Post.Max Dutton is a Discreet certified instructor. He teaches at Briarcliffe College and the Katharine Gibbs Design and Animation Center. He started his career as a graphic artist, but has also worked in animation for many years.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Autodesk 3ds Max 8 2. Building and Modifying Objects 3. Modeling 4. Materials and Maps 5. Cameras and Lighting 6. Animation 7. Rendering 8. Bones and Inverse Kinematics 9. Particle Systems 10. Effects Capstone Project