Autodesk 3ds Max 2012: A Comprehensive Guide
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-936646-01-2
Paperback, 864 Pages


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Autodesk 3ds Max 2012: A Comprehensive Guide is a comprehensive textbook that aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk 3ds Max for animators and designers. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of 3ds Max. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of 3ds Max 2012 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. 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.

This 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, it takes the users across a wide spectrum of animations through progressive examples, comprehensive illustrations, and ample exercises.

Following are the additional features of this book:

    Consists of 18 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering modeling, texturing, modifiers,
      lighting, cameras, animation, NURBS modeling, rigid body dynamics, helpers, biped, Graphite Modeling and   systems in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012     

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

    Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 concepts and
      commands

    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 tips and notes

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

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max 2012

Chapter 2: Standard Primitives

Chapter 3: Extended Primitives

Chapter 4: Defaults Objects and Patch Grids

Chapter 5: Splines and Extended Splines

Chapter 6: Modifying 3D Mesh Objects

Chapter 7: Modifying Splines

Chapter 8: Materials and Maps

Chapter 9: Compound Objects

Chapter 10: Modifiers

Chapter 11: Lights and Cameras

Chapter 12: Animation Basics

Chapter 13: Particle Systems and Space Warps-I

Chapter 14: Particle Systems and Space Warps-II

Chapter 15: Systems, Hierarchy, and Kinematics

Chapter 16: NURBS Modeling

Chapter 17: Rigid Body Dynamics and Helpers

Chapter 18: Graphite Modeling Technique

Index

 

 

 

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk 3ds Max 2012:A Comprehensive Guide textbook (zipped pdf files)

 

toc_max_2012_eval.zip   c04_max_2012_eval.zip
c08_max_2012_eval.zip  
c14_max_2012_eval.zip

Tutorial files
(zipped PDF file)

 

c02_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c03_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c04_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c05_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c06_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c07_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c08_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c09_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c10_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c11_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c12_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c14_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c15_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c16_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip
c17_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip      c18_3dsmax_2012_tut.zip

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2012(zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book
  c02_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip     c03_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip
c04_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip     c05_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip
c06_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip     c07_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip
c08_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip     c10_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip
c11_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip     c12_3ds_max_2012_prt.zip
c13_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip     c14_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip
c15_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip     c16_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip
c17_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip     c18_3ds_max_2011_prt.zip
 


Rendered Images

 

 

c02_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c03_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c04_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c05_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c06_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c07_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c08_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c09_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c10_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c11_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c12_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c14_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c15_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c16_3dsmax_2012_render.zip
c17_3dsmax_2012_render.zip   c18_3dsmax_2012_render.zip

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