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Covers both 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max 2012 Design
The book for all things 3ds Max
Whether you're a beginner in search of 3D basics or a veteran animator seeking timesaving tips, the new edition of this perennial favorite is the perfect 3ds Max book for you. Packed with the very latest features, professional techniques, and over 150 step-by-step tutorials, it will help you quickly build your skills. Find out what's new, what's tried and true, and how creative you can get with this must-have guide.
Jump right into animation with the new Quick Start tutorial
Create optimized procedural substance textures that are a fraction of the size of bitmaps
Sculpt and model faster and easier with new Graphite Modeling tools
Create custom character rigs with the CAT (Character Animation Toolkit)
Send scenes to Mudbox, MotionBuilder, or Softimage automatically
Take the guesswork out of rendering with the iray progressive renderer
View physics simulations with the new MassFX system
Lay siege to a castle wall and animate with MassFX
Achieve results more quickly with Nitrous viewport options
Create stylized effects with ink, pastel, or graphite
What's on the CD-ROM?
You'll find before-and-after example files for every tutorial in the book, as well as:
Unique models and textures to customize for your own designs
13 bonus chapters and 10 bonus Quick Starts from past editions
System Requirements: See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Also in the Book
A 16-page full-color insert highlighting cutting-edge work from 3ds Max artists
Examples and content from the book
Models and textures you can customize
New—10 bonus Quick Starts and 13 bonus chapters!
16-page full-color insert with cutting-edge examples
Jump in right away with a new Quick Start
Design for film, TV, games, and visualization
Learn to model, animate, render, and more