Inside 3ds max 4

Author: Kim Lee
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ISBN: 0735710945
Publisher: New Riders (06 August, 2001)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 48,343
Average Customer Rating: 3.05 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Rating: 4 out of 5
best max book till date
been using max for 5 years now and although i'm a little late in writing this review(read the book a year and a half back) credit has to be given.

this is by far the BEST max book around and the basic premise of the book is... if the authors havent used the tools in real world situations they wont blab about them and waste our time.This is meant to be an intermidiate to advanced level book(which is rare) and it really goes all the way.

it's sad the author hasent had a follow up...these are the people who should be writing more books.

any way thanks for the book kim...i recommend it to most other maxers till date inspite of there being books on max 5.



Rating: 2 out of 5
More bad than good
I picked up this book to get up to speed in modeling in Max 4. I've done production work with Max 4 in animation, lighting and rendering, so I can't speak to those chapters, but the modeling is frustrating at best. reference images they use for back plane images are not on the CD and entire steps are skipped over with either the assumption you already have the knowlege (in the FIRST chapter on box modeling?) or just blatent neglict. I have to mirror "reader from New Jersey"'s feelings...did New Riders edit this, or just shove it out to be the first on the shelf?

Rating: 1 out of 5
In a word this book is ... This book is nothing more than a waste of both your time and trees, if you are thinking of buying this book don't. What this book is chock full of is errors and don't plan on following the tutorials because you will soon find that you can't as complete steps are missing, not explained or just plain wrong. I really regret having wasted my money on this poor title -- didn't anyone at New Riders bother to edit it?
My copy is now being used as a door stop in my office, don't make the same mistake. Avoid buying this book at all costs.

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