Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials

Book Description

Get up to speed quickly with this compelling, full-color guide to 3ds Max

With its real-world, hands-on exercises, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials helps new users learn the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max quickly become productive. The task-based tutorials add real-world context that help you become familiar with the workflow scenarios of a professional environment, and provide that extra level of understanding to make you more proficient overall with the software.

Updated for 3ds Max 2015 and recommended as a preparation resource for the 3ds Max exam, this guide teaches the basics of , texturing, animating, and visual effects. You'll have fun creating a retro-style alarm clock, animating a thrown knife, a chair, and more, all while you learn , rigging, animating, rendering, architectural , and other career-essential techniques. This colorful, engaging book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Full-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Downloadable exercise files

Learn all the crucial techniques you'll need from authors Randi and Dariush Derakhshani, Autodesk Certified Instructors with years of professional experience under their belts. , students, educators, and hobbyists will benefit from the guide's techniques and tutorials, getting to know the program as a whole and gaining insight into which aspects of the 3D production pipeline are most appealing. Whether you're a beginner or migrating from another 3D application, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials provides the solid foundation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The 3ds Max Interface
Chapter 2: Your First 3ds Max Project
Chapter 3: Modeling in 3ds Max: Architectural Model Part I
Chapter 4: Modeling in 3ds Max: Architectural Model Part II
Chapter 5: Introduction to
Chapter 6: Animation Principles
Chapter 7: Character Modeling Part I
Chapter 8: Character Modeling Part II
Chapter 9: Introduction to Materials
Chapter 10: Textures and UV Workflow: The Alien
Chapter 11: Character Studio: Rigging
Chapter 12: Character Studio: Animation
Chapter 13: Introduction to Lighting: Interior Lighting
Chapter 14: 3ds Max Rendering
Chapter 15: mental ray
Appendix A: Autodesk 3ds max Certification

Book Details

  • Title: Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-07-21
  • ISBN-10: 1118867211
  • ISBN-13: 9781118867211