Harnessing 3ds max 5
||Author: Michele Bousquet, Aaron F. Ross|
List Price: $69.95
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Publisher: Delmar Publishers (April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 10,975
Average Customer Rating: 4.64 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Course Materials - Fairleigh Dickinson University | Digital 3D Animation and Gaming Program
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Rating: 4 out of 5
This books is a must-have and the author known about max and, he give a lot of usefull tips. For example, the author talk about "activeshades" in the render.. they say how usefullness it can be BUT he also say that activeshades are not useable for all thinks.. even more he show the pro and cons about it.
The only problems is in the arts.. the models are simple or ugly (not bad modelled but ugly). You must complement this book with a 3d artistic book.
This books is for newbs, intermediated and even veterans.
Rating: 5 out of 5
The best book ever
Just recently, I started to get into 3D design. For past 2 months I worked in Plasma since it was a slimmed down version of 3ds Max. Then finally, I decided to learn it and dig deeper into the program. Without prior experience it was a little hard for me so I bought this book. From the start, I can see how valuable this book is. I read all the posts above and they were dead on. Also, they were part of the reason I picked up this book. The author really explains the 3D design in detail which is very easy to understand for a person who is just starting out. As I only read close to 100 pages of the book, I already feel like I can get around the program lot easier. Not only the techniquest are explained, but also, why things happen and work the way they do. If you have graphic - web design experience and can get around Photoshop, armed with this book and 3dsMax, you will be able to desing some mean layouts. Simply said: The best 42 bucks I spend on a book. GO AND BUY IT! Oh yeah, the book comes with CDROM which includes excersizes for EACH chapter along with AVI movies!!!
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