The only comprehensive reference-tutorial on 3ds Max available, this book is everyone's favorite. Whether you're a beginner looking for 3D basics or a full-fledged animator seeking new ways to dazzle viewers with your creations, it's all here. You'll find pages of professional tips, loads of advice, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials guaranteed to build your skills and spark your creativity. A 16-page color insert highlights cutting-edge work from 3D artists. A valuable companion DVD provides all the examples and content from the book, including unique models and textures you can customize on your own, and a searchable, full-color version of the book.
3ds Max 2009 Bible covers both 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max 2009 Design and covers:
Navigating the viewports with the ViewCube, SteeringWheels, and other ways.
Creating realistic materials with new ProMaterials.
Using Spline Mapping to improve texture mapping over irregular shaped objects.
Blending multiple texture maps together with the new Composite Map.
Creating architectural walkthroughs with the Walkthrough Assistant.
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