3ds Max 8 New Features and Production Workflow

1st Edition

Autodesk Media and Entertainment Courseware

Author:

  • Autodesk
  • Description

    3ds max is used to create high-quality film effects in major Hollywood features such as The Matrix Reloaded, X-Men, and The Ring. It is equally popular among game developers, who use it to create stunning visuals in the top games. This book and DVD package, part of Autodesk Media and Entertainment's Official Training Courseware, focuses on the new features in 3ds max and how they fit into the overall workflow. These are major topics of interest for intermediate to advanced users upgrading to version X of the software. This package quickly gets them up to speed and back to work. The book and training DVD are seamlessly integrated. On the DVD, an instructor leads the animated tutorials and visually demonstrates each technique in real time. The book clearly demonstrates each step and is a handy reference.

    Key Features

    * Autodesk Official Training Courseware—co-published with Autodesk (formerly Discreet) * Includes robust training DVD with animated instructor-led tutorials--a great value * Covers key new features, including enhanced character animation, asset management, and development tools for large teams * Get up and running quickly with this book/ DVD combo!

    Readership

    Intermediate and advanced users of 3ds max software; animators upgrading to the new version who want to be familiar with the new features. Computer graphics (CG) students or professionals. Motion graphics artists, broadcast designers, 3d animators, web artists, compositors and visual effects artists working on video and film-based productions.

    Table of Contents

    This book and DVD package, part of Autodesk's Official Training Courseware, focuses on the new features in 3ds max 8 and how they fit into the overall workflow. Intermediate to advanced users upgrading to the new software version will need this information to get up to speed and back to work. The book and training DVD are seamlessly integrated. On the DVD, an instructor leads the animated tutorials and visually demonstrates each technique in real time. The book clearly demonstrates each step and is a handy reference.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    232
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Focal Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780240807928
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080927336

    About the author

    Autodesk

    Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division produces award-winning software tools designed for digital media creation, management and delivery across all disciplines: from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Autodesk Media and Entertainment is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Reviews

    "Presented as a series of easy-to-follow tutorials...the book is comprehensive and well paced...the enclosed DVD not only contains the associated files, but a well presented video training version of the book too." - 3D World