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By Dariush Derakhshani, Randi L. Derakhshani

A four-color, task-based Autodesk professional education advisor overlaying the middle gains of 3ds Max

Beginning clients of this renowned 3D animation and results software program will locate every thing they wish for an intensive figuring out of the software's key beneficial properties and services during this colourful consultant. The authors holiday down the complexities of studying 3D software program and get you going instantly with attention-grabbing, job-related initiatives. you will examine the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, animating, lights, visualization, and visible results with 3ds Max, exploring the tools and why they're used as they are.

An legitimate education advisor counseled via Autodesk and perfect for these new to 3D software
Written by means of CG pros, that includes hands-on, real-world initiatives that provide practical, job-related expert challenges
Teaches the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, animating, lighting fixtures, visualization, and visible results, explaining the complete software that can assist you know about the total creation pipeline
Covers every little thing a newbie must recognize for a superior beginning in 3ds Max, with illustrated tutorials and full-color monitor shots
Companion site positive factors beginning and finishing records for the routines and extra studying tutorials on hand for download

Autodesk 3ds Max necessities is the suitable beginner's consultant to the interesting global of 3D software program.

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3 3 The two vertices are filleted. F i g u r e 2 . 3 4 Objects placed for Boolean operation Modeling the Bottom 41 42 C h a p t e r 2 • Yo u r F i r s t 3 d s M a x P r o j e c t F i g u r e 2 . 3 5 Click the Start Picking button. 4. Click both extruded rectangles placed at the bottom of the dresser. 36. 5. 37), change the name of the object to Dresser, and pick a nice light color. Go grab yourself a frosty beverage! F i g u r e 2 . 1. Remember to save this version of your file. max scene file from the Scenes folder in the Dresser project on the companion web page to check your work or to skip to this point in the exercise.

This shows the wireframe edges of the object. ) 3. In the Command panel, choose the Create tab ( ), click the Geometry icon, and make sure Standard Primitives is selected. In the Object Type rollout, click Box. 2. These options allow you to specify the exact size and location to create an object in your scene. F i g u r e 2 . 2 The Keyboard Entry rollout 4. Leave the X, Y, and Z values at 0, but enter these values: Length of 15, Width of 30, and Height of 40. Click Create to create a box aligned in the center of the scene with the specified dimensions.

Name your scene file and click the Increment button (the + icon) to the right of the filename text. Clicking the Increment button appends the filename with 01, then 02, then 03, and so on as you keep saving your work using Save As and the Increment button. T h e E s s e n t i a l s a n d B e yo n d In this chapter you learned about the interface and how to navigate 3D space using the 3ds Max program. As you continue with the following chapters, you will gain experience and confidence with the UI, and many of the features that seem daunting to you now will become second nature.

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