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3ds Max Modeling for Games

Author : Andrew Gahan
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With 18 years under his belt in the game industry, a key contributor to the MotorStorm series, and the creator of the 3ds Max in Minutes video series (at FocalPress.com), Andrew Gahan delivers the expert techniques in 3ds Max Modeling for Games, 2nd edition. This updated edition is packed with new tutorials that will enhance your modeling skills and pump up your portfolio with high-quality work in no time. Along with Anthony O'Donnell and a team of experts, Gahan covers all of the fundamental game modeling techniques, including character and environment modeling, mapping, and texturing. Finally, a bonus section in 3ds Max Modeling for Games offers readers insights and tips on how to get their careers started in the game industry. New, expanded tutorials take readers of all abilities through full character and environment modeling from beginning to end Companion website (3d-for-games.com) offers a robust, supportive forum where readers can get commentary on new work, develop skills and portfolio art, as well as network with other game artists on a variety of projects. Also features project files for all tutorials in the book and enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months Completely updated gallery allows the reader to build on various models

3ds Max Modeling for Games Volume II

Author : Andrew Gahan
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There's a new trend towards sylized, comic-style art, with the latest wave of 3D movies (a la Pixar ). Max users can do this kind of thing, and they want to learn how. Andy Gahan is building on the success of his Focal book, 3ds Max Modeling for Games (which covers realistic style art) with this new VOLUME II, covering stylized comic-style art. Forum members are asking for this treatment, and we are delivering. We are linking up to original book branding and titling, and offering the same robust portal for both books - the art on the cover will show the distinction of this volume. The book will offer new modeling techniques, specifically cartoon style - think Pixar, offering new challenges to people who bought Volume I (which focused on more realistic art). Website (www.3d-for-games.com) is unique - an online forum where readers can post and answer questions about their work. In terms of developing a portfolio, online peer critiques are invaluable, and current readers have made use of this feature, in fact some have happily become the forum responders (along with Andy) to coach and develop new artists at work. Also included: step-by-step project files for each chapter; all the relevant texture files and source photos; panoramic skies, small scene objects, bonus texture maps & models so that artists can create whole scenes very quickly without starting from scratch each time; countless examples of what's hot and what's not in 3D modeling and also enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months. Unrivalled support in over 10,000 current posts - backing up the book with a lively forum and community of readers from all over the world, ready to help your work.

3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets

Author : William Culbertson
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As a textbook for learning the fundamentals of modeling, rigging and animating 3D-modeled characters for use in video games, this step-by-step lesson book builds on the reader's modeling skills acquired from reading Volume I. The reader will model characters for the Castle Environment created in Volume I, which will be rigged using the Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) in 3ds Max and animated with game moves. The Skin Modifier is used for associating the meshes to the rigs and the characters are then exported to the Unity game engine and integrated into the Castle Scene with a Third Person Character camera. As the text introduces new modeling skills, it additionally calls on the reader to perform repetitive tasks, reinforcing skills learned in the process. The content is presented as if the reader is in a working video game studio, being responsible for researching asset design and providing the team with placeholder assets and final model assets that are unwrapped and custom textured using both box mapping and the 3ds Max Quick Peel tool. Although the text uses Autodesk 3ds Max for the modeling program, the principles are transferable to other major modeling programs. Key Features: The goal of this book is to teach the fundamentals of 3D modeling video game characters in a simplified, logical progression optimized for learning at a beginner level. Rigging principles (Linking, Inverse Kinematics [IK], Forward Kinematics [FK], Skin Deformation, Weighting Vertices and more) are introduced in a gradual progression to allow maximum comprehension and retention. This series of modeling exercises is the result of having successfully taught over 1000 video game students the fundamentals of 3D modeling. This complete, clearly written and concise text is written for self-paced learning, helping those instructors who might not be fully trained in 3D modeling and those interested in self-teaching. Includes instructions and project files for exporting the finished project environment into the 3D game engine, Unity. A companion site (www.3dsMaxBasics.com) includes working 3ds Max project files for chapters, notes and corrections, a 3ds Max user interface, 3ds Max shortcut keys and more.

3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets Volume 1

Author : William Culbertson
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A textbook for learning 3d modeling fundamentals, this step-by-step lesson book develops the readers modeling skills through a series of modeling exercises creating modules for a medieval castle environment. As the text introduces new modeling skills it additionally calls on the reader to perform repetitive tasks, reinforcing skills learned in the process. The content is presented as if the reader is in a working video game studio, being responsible for researching asset design, providing the team with placeholder assets, and final model assets that are unwrapped and custom textured. Upon completion of the modeling projects, the modeled environment is exported to the Unity game engine for use in a real game environment, Although the text uses Autodesk 3ds Max for the modeling program, the principals are transferable to other major modeling programs. Key Features: The goal of this book is to teach the fundamentals of 3d modeling video game assets in a simplified, logical progression, optimized for learning at a beginner level. This series of modeling exercises is the result of having taught over one thousand video game students the fundamentals of 3d modeling. Often, teachers are not fully trained in teaching the concepts of 3d modeling. This text, written for self-paced learning helps those instructors. Includes instructions and project files for exporting the finished project environment into a 3d game engine, Unity. Appendices include additional 3ds Max tool instructions. A companion site includes working 3ds Max project files for Chapters, a 3ds Max user interface and 3ds Max short cut keys and more.

3ds Max Game Prop Creation

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Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props in 3ds Max, from cloning to painting textures.

Game Character Modeling and Animation with 3ds Max

Author : Yancey Clinton
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In this book "you'll learn not only a state-of-the-art 3D program, but also a modeling production pipeline for the next generation of video game engines. You'll work through a single, clearly structured project to create a 3D character that can be played in most real-time 3D game engines with specific focus on the Unreal engine. You'll also discover spline modeling, the new pipeline for real-time asset creation, to create a low-detail model that can be refined and given greater detail with ease." - back cover.

Game Art Complete

Author : Andrew Gahan
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A compilation of key chapters from the top Focal game art books available today - in the areas of Max, Maya, Photoshop, and ZBrush. The chapters provide the CG Artist with an excellent sampling of essential techniques that every 3D artist needs to create stunning game art. Game artists will be able to master the modeling, rendering, rigging, and texturing techniques they need - with advice from Focal's best and brightest authors. Artists can learn hundreds of tips, tricks and shortcuts in Max, Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush - all within the covers of one complete, inspiring reference.

3ds Max Speed Modeling for 3D Artists

Author : Thomas Mooney
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Step by step illustrated tutorials are supported by a focused commentary. The examples are designed to proceed from starting to model through model finishing to putting models to work within projects and presentation. The book shows both - the entire flow of asset creation and granular methodology. This book will appeal to anyone interested in 3D modeling who wants to improve their speed modeling ability, particularly artists whose work is relevant to industries where hard surface modeling or model prototyping is required, such as games, films, or visualization.

3ds Max 6 Fundamentals

Author : Ted Boardman
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An introduction to the latest version of the popular three-dimensional program explores the new features of 3ds max 6 and explains how to work efffectively through such production techniques as modeling, applying materials and maps, realistic lighting effects, and the art of integrating animation, accompanied by a CD-ROM containing project files. Original. (Beginner)

Learning Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 Foundation

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Learning Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 | Foundation is your shortcut to learning 3ds Max quickly and effectively. You'll get hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques through easy-to-follow, step-by-step project-based lessons, while learning to model, animate, apply materials and render in both the games & design visualization pipelines. By the end of the book you'll have a sense of the entire production process as you work on real-life production examples. Whether you're a game artist or a graphic artist, Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008 has the tools you need to succeed. Game Artists will gain in-depth knowledge of the world-class Biped character animation toolset, unparalleled polygon modeling and texturing workflow. Design Visualization Specialists such as architects, designers, and graphic artists, will gain the power to visually inform the design process through conceptual exploration, design validation and visual communication. Bonus features included on DVD: . Link to a 30-day trial of Autodesk® 3ds Max® software . Bonus short films and new software feature demos . Autodesk 3ds Max hotkeys reference guide . Free models from Turbo Squid worth $160 . Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2008

3ds Max 2011 Bible

Author : Kelly L. Murdock
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Updated version of the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market Used by more than 150,000 people, and the winner of more than 65 industry awards, 3ds Max is the world's most popular animation modeling and rendering software for film, television, video games, and design visualization. 3ds Max Bible is the world’s most popular book for getting the most out of the software. Whether a novice looking to create something immediately using the Quick Start tutorial, or an experienced 3ds Max user who simply wants to check out the software's latest and greatest features, this update to the bestselling 3ds Max book on the market continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this highly complex application. Packed with expert advice, timesaving tips, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials 16-page color insert highlights the work of some of today’s most cutting-edge 3D artists Includes a companion DVD with a searchable, full-color version of the 3ds Max Bible, as well as customizable models and textures The only comprehensive reference-tutorial on 3ds Max, it's no wonder the 3ds Max Bible is the bestselling 3ds Max book in the world and a favorite of both amateur and professional animators. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Bible

Author : Kelly L. Murdock
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The most comprehensive e-book reference on Autodesk 3ds Max2013! Autodesk 3ds Max is used to create 80 percent of commerciallyavailable games and is also a key tool for visual effects artistsand graphic designers in film and television. This conveniente-book covers the 2013 version in expanded detail, including 12chapter-length quick-start projects and 39 additional chapters notfound in the print version. Along with complete referencesdetailing all Primitives, Modifiers, Materials, Maps, andControllers, it covers advanced topics such as Patches, NURBS,Radiosity, Network Rendering, and MAXScript. It's the perfectresource for both novices and pros. 3ds Max is the tool of choice for game developers as well asvisual effects artists and graphic designers in the film and TVindustries This comprehensive e-book includes complete coverage of 3ds Max2013, and is well suited for beginners and experts alike, as wellas for educational markets teaching beginning to advanced coursesusing 3ds Max. Features a complete reference for all Primitives, Modifiers,Materials, Maps, and Controllers Covers Patches, NURBS, Radiosity, Network Rendering, MAXScript,and other advanced topics Includes 12 chapter-length quick-start projects as well as 39chapters not found in the print version, all packed with timesavingtips and expert advice Third-party models and bonus tutorials are available on CD andcan be obtained by readers by emailing a request [email protected] Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Bible, Expanded Edition by veterancomputer graphics author Kelly Murdock is the comprehensive e-bookguide for every 3ds Max user.

Game Character Design Complete

Author : David Franson
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A guide to creating game characters covers such topics as modeling, texturing, mesh optimization, mapping, and animation.

Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max 2013

Author : Jeffrey Harper
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Get professional training in 3ds Max from this Autodesk Official Training Guide Extremely popular with video game designers as well as architects, 3ds Max offers integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing tools designed to streamline production. If you already have a working knowledge of 3ds Max basics, this official guide will take your skills to the next level. Detailed tutorials cover all the latest features of 3ds Max. From modeling, texturing, animation, and architectural visualization to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level instruction on 3ds Max. Those who are proficient in 3ds Max basics can take their 3D animation skills to the next level with this Autodesk Official Training Guide Offers industry-level training, with diverse tutorials that showcase techniques used in actual animations for games, film, TV, and architectural visualization Covers modeling, texturing, animation, visual effects, and high-level techniques as well as all the latest features of 3ds Max Also recommended as a preparation guide to Autodesk's 3ds Max Associate and Professional exams Mastering Autodesk 3ds Max will help intermediate to advanced 3ds Max users develop and sharpen their skills in this popular animation and effects software.

3ds Max in 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself

Author : Stewart Jones
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Full Color! In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours will help you master Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 and use it to create outstanding 3D content for games, video, film, and motion graphics. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master powerful 3ds Max tools for modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, and more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common 3ds Max tasks. “Try It Yourself” guided mini tutorials offer quick hands-on experience with 3ds Max’s key tools. Quizzes and exercises test your knowledge. Notes, tips, and caution s offer extra information and alert you to possible problems. Learn how to... Quickly get comfortable with the 3ds Max 2014 interface Create, move, and modify 3D objects Edit and tweak the elements of any object Start modeling hard-surface and organic objects Work with materials and textures Explore and create animation Illuminate scenes with lighting Use cameras to control a scene’s point of view Render 3D creations for production Rig and skin objects, making them easier to animate Learn the 12 essential principles of character animation Create devastating dynamic simulations Add visual effects, cloth, hair, and fur Automate repetitive tasks with MAXScript Create a professional-quality showcase The accompanying DVD/website contain how-to videos for dozens of key 3ds Max 2014 tasks, extensive sample art and models, and additional bonus content.

Introducing Autodesk 3ds Max 2011

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3ds Max 2010 Bible

Author : Kelly L. Murdock
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The bestselling 3ds Max book ever, now updated for the latest version 3ds Max is the world's most popular animation modeling and rendering software used to create 80 percent of commercially available video games, including those for Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's Playstation 3, and Nintendo's Wii. It is an expensive, intricate program that can take years to thoroughly master. As the ultimate comprehensive reference and tutorial on 3ds Max, this guide contains in-depth coverage of every aspect of 3ds Max and explores the newest features that the latest version has to offer. You'll learn to master the complexities of 3ds Max under the guidance of 3D expert Kelly Murdock. Includes in-depth detail on all the latest features for veterans of earlier versions of 3ds Max from 3D expert Kelly Murdock Shares expert advice, timesaving techniques, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials Features a 16-page, full-color insert with inspiring examples of cutting-edge 3ds Max art Bonus DVD contains all the examples from the book, unique models and textures that you can customize on your own, and a searchable, full-color version of the book A Quick Start chapter shows you how to create an exciting animation on your very first day with the software so you can dive in and get started immediately. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2010

Author : Donald Ott
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Learning 3ds Max 2010 Foundation for Games is the key to unlocking the power of Autodesk 3ds Max, directly from the creators of one of the world's most powerful 3D animation and effects software products. Get hands on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in the new version of 3ds Max, through all new project-based lessons. Projects will include valuable game assets and examples. Topics will include modeling, animation, materials & mapping, rendering. Autodesk will be contributing assets (models and images) from high-profile studios. The DVD will include: bonus short films, demos, hotkey reference, free models from turbosquid, a $160 value. * Only 3ds max book to market with authoritative content approved by Autodesk - Full 4-color treatment. * Autodesk Official Training Courseware--co-published with Autodesk * Project-driven format emphasizes core skills along with software training * Valuable DVD including bonus short films, demos, hotkey reference, free models from turbosquid (value $160).

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials

Author : Dariush Derakhshani
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A four-color, task-based Autodesk Official Training Guide covering the core features of 3ds Max Beginning users of this popular 3D animation and effects software will find everything they need for a thorough understanding of the software's key features and functions in this colorful guide. The authors break down the complexities of learning 3D software and get you going right away with interesting, job-related projects. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, visualization, and visual effects with 3ds Max, exploring the methods and why they are used as they are. An Official Training Guide endorsed by Autodesk and ideal for those new to 3D software Written by CG professionals, featuring hands-on, real-world projects that offer realistic, job-related professional challenges Teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, visualization, and visual effects, explaining the entire program to help you learn about the entire production pipeline Covers everything a beginner needs to know for a solid foundation in 3ds Max, with illustrated tutorials and full-color screen shots Companion website features starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials available for download Autodesk 3ds Max Essentials is the ideal beginner's guide to the exciting world of 3D software.

Polygonal Modeling Basic and Advanced Techniques

Author : Mario Russo
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Annotation This book covers the basic aspects of polygonal modeling theory as well as practical lessons on topology construction most often overlooked in other titles. The book is not software specific and focuses on the fundamentals of the subdivision workflow and operations. Providing in-depth coverage of polygonal modeling, this book is dedicated to a discussion of the technical aspects and methods of modeling organic and inorganic objects, revealing the tricks for absolute control of polygonal mesh modeling. The book includes an illustrated quick start modeling guide to 3dsmax and Maya.