Autodesk 3ds Max 2013: A Comprehensive Guide
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-936646-33-3
Paperback, 928 Pages


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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013: A Comprehensive Guide textbook aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk 3ds Max for modelers, 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 2013 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. In this textbook, two new projects based on the tools and concepts covered in the book have been added to enhance the knowledge of users.

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, numerous 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 2013.
  • The author has used 3 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.
  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 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 2013

Chapter 2: Standard Primitives

Chapter 3: Extended Primitives

Chapter 4: Default Objects and Patch Grids

Chapter 5: Splines and Extended Splines

Chapter 6: Modifying Splines

Chapter 7: Materials and Maps

Chapter 8: Modifying 3D Mesh Objects

Chapter 9: Graphite Modeling Technique

Chapter 10: NURBS Modeling

Chapter 11: Compound Objects

Chapter 12: Modifiers

Chapter 13: Lights and Cameras

Chapter 14: Animation Basics

Chapter 15: Systems, Hierarchy, and Kinematics

Chapter 16: Rigid Body Dynamics and Helpers

Chapter 17: Particle Systems and Space Warps-I

Chapter 18: Particle Systems and Space Warps-II

Project 1: Corporate Design Project

Project 2: Creating a Diner

Project 3: Walkthrough Animation

 

Index

 

 

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk 3ds Max 2013:A Comprehensive Guide textbook (zipped pdf files)

 

toc_3dsmax_2013_eval.zip     c01_3dsmax_2013_eval.zip
c02_3dsmax_2013_eval.zip     c03_3dsmax_2013_eval.zip
Part files
(zipped PDF file)
c02_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c03_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c04_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c05_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c06_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c07_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c08_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c09_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c10_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c11_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c12_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c13_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c14_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c15_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c16_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip        c17_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip
c18_3dsmax_2013_prt.zip

Tutorial files
(zipped PDF file)

 

c01_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c02_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c03_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c04_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c05_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c06_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c07_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c08_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c09_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c10_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c11_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c12_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c13_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c14_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c15_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c16_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
c17_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip      c18_3dsmax_2013_tut.zip
prj1_3dsmax_2013_proj.zip   prj2_3dsmax_2013_proj.zip
prj3_3dsmax_2013_proj.zip

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c02_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c03_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c04_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c05_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c06_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c07_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c08_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c09_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c10_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c11_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c12_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c13_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c14_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c15_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c16_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      c17_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
c18_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip      prj1_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip
prj2_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip     prj3_3dsmax_2013_rndr.zip

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