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The 3ds Max reference 3D designers choose
Open this book to any page, and you'll quickly see why the 3ds Max Bible is a perennial favorite of 3ds Max artists. Whether you're a beginner looking for a quick start or an expert exploring the very latest advanced features, it's all here. You'll find pages of professional tips, loads of advice, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials guaranteed to jump-start your creativity. This is the 3ds Max book you need to succeed.
Make global changes to multiple objects with Scene Explorer
Build MAXScripts more quickly with the new MAXScript ProEditor
Stream and focus light through a window with the Sky Portal
Create compelling characters using enhanced Biped tools
Learn to reference, select, clone, group, link, and transform objects
Discover new keyboard shortcuts for speed modeling
What's on the DVD?
You'll find before-and-after example files for every tutorial in the book. The DVD also includes:
Unique models and textures you can customize for your own designs
3ds Max 2008 trial version
A searchable full-color PDF of the book
Also in the Book
A 16-page full-color insert will inspire you with a selection of cutting-edge work done by 3ds Max artists
With a background in engineering and computer graphics, Kelly has been all over the 3D industry and still finds it fascinating. He’s used high-level CAD workstations for product design and analysis, completed several large-scale visualization projects, created 3D models for feature films and games, worked as a freelance 3D artist, and even done some 3D programming. Kelly’s been using 3D Studio since version 3 for DOS. Kelly has also branched into training others in 3D technologies. He teaches at the local university and is a frequent speaker at various conferences.