3ds max 5 for dummies

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Wiley, Dec 20, 2002 - Computers - 408 pages
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* Helps beginning and intermediate users gain the upper hand on the world's bestselling professional 3D graphics software, which is used by an estimated 170,000 animators in film, television, games, and other industries
* Covers the essentials, such as the 3ds max interface, navigation, and
* display tools, then moves on to modeling, modifiers, mapping surfaces, rendering, using lighting, and creating 3D animations
* o Clear explanations, example projects, and lots of illustrations help readers get up to speed fast
* o Explores the substantial updates and enhancements to 3ds max
* o Author has written more than twenty computer graphics and animation books

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Contents

Introduction
1
First Things First
7
Reading the Roadmap
9
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Shamms Mortier, PhD, has been involved in computer graphics and animation since its inception in the late 1980s. Beginning as a traditional pen and ink illustrator and animator, he entered the realm of 3D modeling and animation beginning with 3ds max version 1. He has maintained a working relationship with 3ds max through its various incarnations, developing graphics and animation for government, academic, and professional broadcast clients through his studio in Bristol, Vermont, Eyeful Tower Communications and Earful Tower Productions (a soundtrack and audio FX production facility). He has authored more than 25 books on computer graphics and animation topics for the world market and teaches various classes on media and creative pursuits at colleges in his area.