Autodesk 3ds Max 2018: A Comprehensive Guide, 18th Edition
Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-942689-98-0
Paperback, 798 Pages


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Autodesk 3ds Max 2018: 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 2018 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. In this textbook, two 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 salient features of this book:

  • Consists of 18 chapters and 1 project that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various aspects of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation.
  • The author has followed the tutorial approach to explain various concepts of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions 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 2018

Chapter 2: Standard Primitives

Chapter 3: Extended Primitives

Chapter 4: Working with Architectural Objects

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 
(For free download)

Chapter 18: Particle Systems and Space Warps-II (For free download)

Project 1: Creating a Diner

Index

 

 

Evaluation Chapters of Autodesk 3ds Max 2018:A Comprehensive Guide textbook (zipped pdf files)

 

c01_3dsmax_2018_eval.zip           c02_3dsmax_2018_eval.zip
c03_3dsmax_2018_eval.zip           toc_3dsmax_2018_eval.zip
Part files
(zipped PDF file)
c02_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c03_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c04_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c05_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c06_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c07_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c08_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c09_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c10_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c11_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c12_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c13_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c14_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c15_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c16_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip            c17_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip
c18_3dsmax_2018_prt.zip

Tutorial files
(zipped PDF file)

 

c02_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c03_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c04_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c05_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c06_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c07_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c08_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c09_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c10_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c11_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c12_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c13_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c14_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c15_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
c16_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip            c18_3dsmax_2018_tut.zip
prj1_3dsmax_2018.zip

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Rendered Images

 

 

c02_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c03_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c04_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c05_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c06_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c07_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c08_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c09_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c10_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c11_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c12_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c13_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c14_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c15_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c16_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip         c18_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip
c19_3dsmax_2018_rndr.zip

Color Images 3ds_max_2018_color_images.zip
Chapters for free download c17_3dsmax_2018_fdwd.zip       c18_3dsmax_2018_fdwd.zip

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