3D Studio MAX in Motion: Basics Using 3D Studio MAX 4.2

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Computers - 450 pages
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For basic courses in the Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science departments, including classes in 3D Design and Concepts, Animation, Computer Graphics, Technical Illustration, Mechanical Design and Drafting, and Architectural Design and Drafting.3D Studio MAX in Motion is a text that covers the basics of 3D Studio MAX, combining theoretical information with hands-on practical applications that instruct students on the reasons behind the actions that they are performing. The text is organized in a progressive fashion: each chapter begins with a section of theory and ends with a lab that complements and extends that theory. Students will easily learn to produce realistic renderings of still images and animations.

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Contents

PART
1
PART FOUR
9
PARTTWO Exploring 3D Studio MAX
29
A Moving Around the 3D Studio MAX Environment
48
The Fast Lane
61
PARTTHREE PREPARING FOR 3D MODELING
103
A View Navigation
119
Basics of Creation
127
PART FIVE PRESENTATION
247
APPENDIX
249
I A Using the Camera Lights and Rendering
266
Materials
279
A Material Creation and Application
300
Animation
309
Lab I3 A Animation Basics
320
Hierarchy
335

A Basics of Creation
137
Questions and Assignments
145
A Basics of Editing
162
3D Modeling
173
A Basic Modeling
189
Primitives Shapes and Shape and Geometric Modifiers
199
A Advanced Modeling
217
Questions and Assignments
227
Space Warps Particle Systems and Morphs
229
Lab I0 A Special Modeling
239
CHAPTER 15
243
Questions and Assignments
245
Lab I4 A Hierarchy Linking and Basics of Inverse Kinematics
345
Practical Applications
355
Camera Techniques
369
Applying Bitmap
387
Hierarchical Linking
403
Hierarchical Linking
405
Appendices
429
Video Post
435
Index
445
Index
446
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About the author (2002)

Stephen J. Ethier and Christine A. Ethier have been married for 23 years. Both born and raised in Southern Ontario, Stephen's initial training was in mechanical engineering followed by an entire life spent in various kinds of computer education while Christine was initially educated in psychology and education and has several years training in communication and journalism. The pair have been writing textbooks on computer aided drafting and design, animation, and various related topics for Prentice Hall for the past sixteen years and have developed quite a list of titles for the educational and professional market. They live in the maritime region of eastern Canada with Seth, Zachary, Frodo and Contessa, their four cats, and Terra, their one grown up daughter who is studying journalism.

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