Inside 3D Studio MAX 3
||Author: Phil Miller|
List Price: $59.99
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Publisher: New Riders (28 December, 1999)
Edition: Textbook Binding
Sales Rank: 116,526
Average Customer Rating: 3.08 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
As I turn to the back cover of my copy... I see... Here's exactly what the CD includes: -Over a hundred sample files, maps, and textures from the examples in the book- so you can copy and paste files into your projects instead of starting from scratch
I quickly noticed that this CD does NOT have ANY textures or maps.
-A library of Web and presentation graphics to help you enhance your 3d studio max projects and presentations
-Hey, it has a library... anything ranging from a naked kid in a tub to a little girl standing next to a door... how could that POSSIBLY help my 3d studio projects/presentations?
-A library of over 200 3D studio max plug ins, scripts, and effects to enhance and enrich the way you use MAX.
-WHAT? There is not one single plug in on this whole CD...
The only thing that I didn't mention about this cd is that it comes with some links to vendors of plugins... REAL helpful... I could just look at the resource guide that ships with 3ds max... It's a good book, but I feel that it loses 4 stars due to the fact of the outright LYING about the cd. I personally would pay for the book without the cd, Its a great reference, but when I noticed that it came with a cd, that sweetened the deal; so I picked up a copy. You really dont want this if youre looking for textures, materials, or anything helpful from this useless piece of plastic.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Way below par
I stepped into this book knowing VERY little about 3dsmax and 3D modelling in general. The book is very unfocused. It starts to explain something like modifying a spline, but doesn't go into detail when they tell you to lock the vertices to modify them all at once. It's like the author has a severe case of ADD. Then again, it was written by--how many?--eight authors? And at around 1300 pages, it's just TOO big. This book is the perfect example of "too many cooks in the kitchen."
This may serve as a somewhat decent reference, but beginners stay away. I'm going to try something else instead..
Rating: 5 out of 5
Extremely Helpful Book
This book, which I have read off of a friend and have yet to buy a copy of my own, is the perfect way for the intelligent reader to learn the ways of such an awesome program It gets 5 Stars from myself and several other people that I know of. It is becase of this book that I have started my own business.
· 3D Studio Max 3.0 Workshop
· 3D Studio Max 3 Magic (with CD-ROM for Windows)
· 3D Studio MAX 3(r) Fundamentals
· Inside 3D Studio MAX 3 Modeling, Materials, and Rendering