3ds Max Design 2009: A Tutorial Approach
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Richa G
, Animation Specialist, CADCIM Technologies, USA
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-932709-61-2
Paperback, 544 Pages

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3ds Max Design 2009: A Tutorial Approach introduces the reader to 3ds Max designing software, one of the world's leading 3D animation and modeling packages. This textbook covers the new and salient features of Autodesk 3ds Max 2009. The intuitive user interface and workflow of 3ds Max Design 2009 makes the job of design visualization specialist easier. In this textbook the author emphasizes on the 3d modeling and animation techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the user.

The book will help you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create stunning 3D models and animations. The textbook will help the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Also, this textbook takes the users across a wide spectrum of animations through progressive examples, comprehensive illustrations, and detailed exercises. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

Following are the additional features of this book:

    Consists of 17 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering modeling, texturing, modifiers,
      lighting, cameras,  and animation.

    The author has used 5 projects based on real-world models that allow you to apply the skills learned in the text.

    The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.

    Real-world 3D models and examples focusing on industry experience.

    Step-by-step instructions that guide the user through the learning process.

    Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of notes.

    Self-Evaluation test and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can
      assess their knowledge.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview

Chapter 2: Primitive Objects

Chapter 3: Creating and Modifying Primitive Objects

Chapter 4: Creating a Scene

Chapter 5: Creating Shapes

Chapter 6: Modifying Splines

Chapter 7: Lofting Objects

Chapter 8: Twisting Objects and Creating Curved Paths

Chapter 9: Deformation Tools

Chapter 10: Material Editor: Creating Materials

Chapter 11: Material Editor: Texture Maps 1

Chapter 12: Material Editor: Texture Maps 2

Chapter 13: Material Editor: Controlling Texture Maps

Chapter 14: Animation Basics

Chapter 15: Complex Animation

Chapter 16: Rendering

Chapter 17: Walkthrough Animation

Project 1: Creating a Windmill

Project 2: Creating a Diner

Project 3: Architectural Project

Project 4: Corporate Design Project

Project 5: Creating a Computer Center


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