Books: 3

3ds Max

Create Professional 3D Game Worlds
From a steamy jungle to a modern city, or even a sci-fi space station, 3D Game Environments is the ultimate resource to help you create AAA quality art for a variety of game worlds. Primarily using Photoshop and 3ds Max, students will learn to create realistic textures from photo source and a variety more » of techniques to portray dynamic and believable game worlds. With detailed tutorials on creating 3D models, applying 2D art to 3D models, and clear concise advice on issues of efficiency and optimization for a 3D game engine, Luke Ahearn gives you everything students need to make their own realistic game environments. « less
Learn how to bridge the gap between the traditional animation principles and digital software. Tradigital Flash: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Flash brings the essentials of traditional animation and Adobe Flash together. The early masters of animationcreated a list of 12 principles which are more » important for anyone who wants to create interesting and believable animation. Digital animation continues to make incredible technological advancements that give animators the capability to produce visually stunning work. New technology, however, also has a tendency to create an environment where animators are so focused on adapting to the new workflow that they tend to dismiss these fundamental animation principles… which often leads to poor and lifeless character animation. Tradigital Flash helps you focus on these principles while using the program’s wide array of features to create believable animation, consistently. Tradigital Flash joins three other Tradigital books covering Maya, Blender, and 3ds Max. This new volume in the series approaches the topic in a different way, giving readers both a practical look at the software, and providing a theoretical understanding of the genre. * * Learn a new principle in each chapter, the Flash tools most related to it and how to put it all together. * * * A plethora of examples demonstrate the good methods which animators should use in Flash, how to avoid the bad ones and ways to create a workflow that works for you. * * * An easy-to-follow approach with examples throughout the book that build on each other, showing how the principles act together. * * * A companion website features more examples, downloadable FLA resource files, video tutorials. * « less
The Beginner’s Guide to Create Models in 3ds Max® 2016 offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the 3ds Max [no experience needed] and interested in learning modeling in 3ds Max. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole more » process of modeling. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use 3ds Max for hard-surface modeling. TOC Unit M1 - Introduction to 3ds Max - I Unit M2 - Introduction to 3ds Max - II Unit M3 - Working with Geometric Primitives and Architectural Objects Unit M4: Working with Polygons Unit M5: Graphite Modeling Tools Unit M6: Working with Shapes Unit M7: Modifiers Unit MH1: Hands-on Exercises More info: « less