Harnessing 3DS Max 5

ISBN-10: 1401827551

ISBN-13: 9781401827557

Edition: 2nd 2003

List price: $90.95
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Harness the power of 3ds max 5! Harnessing 3ds max 5 is the perfect tool for learning the world?s most popular 3D graphics program. The authors lead you through the complex world of 3ds max step by step, so you?ll build experience and confidence as you progress through the book. Clear and concise explanations, ample illustrations, and easy-to-follow tutorials make Harnessing 3ds max 5 the ideal choice for users of computer graphics, both inside and outside the classroom. This book gives a practical introduction to 3ds max, and provides many real-world examples of its most powerful features. When you finish this book, you will be able to: ? understand concepts of computer graphics and 3D space ? navigate effortlessly through the 3ds max interface ? use powerful modeling techniques ? design natural-looking materials ? use lighting to affect the look of your scene ? control virtual cameras ? animate with forward and inverse kinematics ? create special effects with particles, atmospheres, and Render Effects 3ds max 5 has many new features to create high-end 3D graphics and animation. This book covers many of these new tools, including: ? incredible modeling tools within the Editable Poly object ? Set Key interface for greater animation control ? better animation editing with the Dope Sheet and Curve Editor ? improved character setup with Skin and Bones ? photo-realistic Advanced Lighting ? Ink ?n Paint material for quality renderings of cartoons and line drawings
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

3D Basics
Introduction to 3ds max
Cameras & Lights
Key frame Animation
Special Effects
Advanced Modeling
Advanced Animation
Advanced Materials
Advanced Lighting And Rendering
Customizing 3ds Max
Custom Toolbars and Tabs
Default Graphical User Interface
Creating A Custom Toolbar
Working With Toolbars
Saving The UI
Customizing View ports
Customizing Colors
Standard Shortcut Keys
Creating Custom Shortcuts
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