3ds Max Projects presents a series of inspirational tutorials designed to help you get to grips with this versatile and industry-standard software.
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about modeling, texturing, rigging, animating and lighting in Autodesk’s 3ds Max software, then this book is for you. The chapters in 3ds Max Projects deal with diverse topics including modeling characters and vehicles for beginners, character rigging, animation and topology, blending 3D and photography, and FX particles and dynamics. Written by 11 top industry artists, including community favorites Matt Chandler, Andrew Hickinbottom and Diego Maia, 3ds Max Projects is designed to be a one-stop resource for those looking to create 3D masterpieces.
Softback 304 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
“3ds Max Projects: A detailed guide to modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and lighting, can offer a lot to any aspiring 3D artist. Each of the detailed tutorials is very well written and covers a wide range of techniques for all skill levels”
Marek Denko | CEO – NoEmotion
“3ds Max Projects: A detailed guide to modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and lighting is written in a simple, elegant explanatory format and is a wonderful guide for both beginners and professionals of computer graphics”
Alessandro Baldasseroni | Lead character artist, Blur Studio
“3ds Max Projects is a comprehensive guide that will benefit artists of all skill levels. Containing a complete project overview, it not only shows you what it takes to go from start to finish, but also gives you a technical understanding for one of the world’s most popular 3D applications”
Gavin Goulden | Lead character artist, Irrational Games
“For any person interested in 3D graphics, this book will be a great source of basic knowledge necessary to set you off on a path to become a great artist. It will introduce you to the complete processes of creating images, from modeling, texturing and retopology, all the way to animation”
Toni Bratincevic | Senior environment modeler, Blizzard Entertainment
Introduction to character creation by Dmitry Shareyko and Seid Tursic
Modeling your character
Modeling belts and boots
Preparing UV maps
Producing shaders and maps
Perfecting and compositing
Introduction to character rigging by Jahirul Amin
Bones and controls
Creating the torso rig
Creating the neck and head rig
Creating the FK and IK arm setup
Rigging the hands
Rigging the legs and feet
Rigging the face and cloth controls
Skinning and adding morph targets
Introduction to character animation by Fernando Herrera
The 12 principles of animation
Planning your scene
Blocking the shot
Understanding Spline animation
Clean and evenly distributed topology by Diego Maia
An introduction to topology
Limbs and accessories
Cleaning and adjustments
Beginner’s guide to modeling vehicles by Arturo Garcia
Modeling your basic vehicle
Developing your concept
Creating 3D hydraulics
Introduction to lighting outdoor scenes by Andrew Finch and Samuel V. Conlogue
Fog/mist at nighttime
FX particles and dynamics by Matt Chandler
3D caricatures by Andrew Hickinbottom
Planning and modeling the face
Modeling the hair and body
Clothing, rigging and UV-mapping
Texturing and lighting
Creating a sidekick
Perfecting your pin-up
Blending 3D and photography by Andrzej Sykut
- Easy to get into, and well written Review by justin
- great book Review by steven
- Excellent Review by Paul B
- NICE Review by Martin
- Fantastic Book Review by Bartosz
- Great book! Review by Paweł
- Another Great 3D Total Book Review by Lee
- Concise and Clear - A Must! Review by Snowdon
- GREAT BOOK Review by Alexandre
- Perfecto! Review by Alberto
- Simply Amazing Review by Junior Neves
It really helps a guy like me, who need/wants to learn more professional ways to do the work.
I like the way they described it, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, it's really easy to follow and understand
I'm glad i made this purchased, and i'm sure i'm buying more soon!
I'm sorry for my english it isn't really my native language, hope you understand.
Cheers (Posted on 03/02/2015)
- I LOVE 3DS MAX PPROJECTS!! Review by Alexandre natalio
(Posted on 18/11/2014)
- Industry techniques always a plus! Review by Steven Sheldon
Zbrush is another software it helps in, although my experience is very low using the software, it helped me embrace the software much more. and, once again, the techniques used by the trade of major companies are very much helpful. (Posted on 02/09/2014)
- A bible for newcomers or professionals Review by TCarneiro
This book gave me a overview on all the features of the program with very detailed step by step breakdown of complete projects from various amazing artists.
It covers from character creation, animation to even VFX. It's a very amazing book and I definatelly suggest you to add on your collection.
(Posted on 12/07/2014)
- Great book! Review by paulina
A very good tutorial book, with easy to follow pictures and explanations. Although not a character designer myself, the tutorials are easy to extrapolate to other forms in order to meet different purposes. It also explains why very knotty forms should be built in a certain way instead of the apparent obvious one so materials can apply correctly. Those details are very rare to find and they are key to understand 3ds Max geometry and final rendering. (Posted on 07/06/2014)
- Professionally constructed. Review by Jonathan
If a person was to complete all chapters of this book they would be well versed/ excel with most things a professional environment would throw at them.
Really lovely material used + images are crystal clear/high rez.
My only gripe would be that the character creation chapter throws you straight into the deep end with the head construction topology; i don't agree with the approach, it's very daunting & tricky at first but gets easier...! (Posted on 07/06/2014)
- Great Stuff Review by Rick
- Very very helpful Review by Chris
- A fabulous book Review by Mattias
- GET THIS BOOK! Review by Rothstar
- best for starting Review by alexis
- the best book I have Review by Georges
(Posted on 25/03/2014)
- Excellent Book Review by Larissa
With detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations, I found this easy to follow. (Posted on 23/03/2014)
- Fantastic Book Review by Etienne
It's a very fantastic book! Each part comes with a very detailed step by step explanation of the process. Every pages have many screenshot for a better understanding of the exercice. In this book, you can discover the creation of a character from the concept to the rendering with lots of tips.
Finaly, a high quality printed book, a must have for all 3DS Max users (Posted on 21/03/2014)
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