Learning Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 Design Essentials is a superb end-to-end reference that provides users with complete info on all of the features and options available in the latest version of 3ds Max Design, so that users can learn how to use 3ds Max Design confidently in a production environment. Each chapter offers a series of lessons - which introduce the functional areas of Max Design and go over all associated features (with examples), and then a lab (which demonstrates a practical application of the lesson). Together, all of the lessons deliver and sound and complete approach to revealing the functions, features, and principles of 3ds Max 2010 Design. New Bonus section on MaxScript covering techniques for automating repetitive tasks and customizing 3ds Max Design to make you more productive. The DVD includes project Scene & support files, 3 bonus chapters and 4 bonus labs (an additional 370 pages of 3ds Max Design techniques) with free models & texture maps from Turbo Squid (a $188 value), and a link to a trial version of Sketchbook Pro.