3D Studio MAX R3 Bible

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Wiley, Feb 2, 2000 - Computers - 1151 pages
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Master valuable 3D modeling and animation skills to create spectacular visual effects with 3D Studio MAX R3 Bible. Each chapter in this authoritative guide helps you harness the power of MAX's specialized tools, effects, and utilities:
* Familiarize yourself with the new features in R3, understand the interface, and discover how to configure and customize MAX.
* Learn how to reference, select, transform, and modify models, cameras, lights, and any other object that can be viewed in a viewport.
* Model objects by working on primitives, spline shapes, meshes, patches, NURBS, and a variety of specialized compound objects, including Lofts and Morphs.
* Control light and cameras, as well as several lighting special effects and camera utilities.
* Use particle systems and space warps to enhance any MAX scene.
* Create animated scenes with keyframing, Track View, and Controllers.
* Extend the features of MAX with plug-ins.
The jam-packed CD-ROM includes exclusive Bible plug-ins, including Brick Object, Gear Object, Rainbow Effect, and more. It also offers sample 3D models and complete tutorial files to help you take full advantage of MAX 3R.

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About the Author Kelly Murdock has been involved with more computer books than he cares to count -- to the point that he avoids the computer book section of the bookstore, except for the graphics section, which still remains an obsession. His book credits include various Web and multimedia titles, including contributions of various editions of HTML Unleashed and Laura Lemay's Web Workshop: 3D Graphics and VRML 2. With a background in Engineering and Computer Graphics, Kelly has been all over the 3D industry. He's used high-level CAD workstations for product design and analysis; completed several large-scale visualization projects; created 3D models for feature films, worked as a freelance 3D artist, and even done some 3D programming. Kelly's been using 3D Studio on and off since version 3 for DOS. He is also the creative force behind the children's Web site, Animabets.com at www.animabets.com, which is soon to be sporting several new 3D characters.

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