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Carry 3D movie results to the large display. Generate real looking characters for a top-selling online game. Create wealthy and intricate layout visualization. Autodesk?® 3ds Max?® nine helps you to maximize your productiveness and take on not easy animation initiatives. And this e-book, built via Autodesk insiders, enables you to grasp the basic instruments and methods. the way to use 3ds Max nine expectantly in a creation surroundings. each one bankruptcy of this ebook has a sequence of conception classes and one lab. the speculation classes introduce you to the practical parts of 3ds Max and clarify those beneficial properties with brief easy examples. The lab demonstrates a realistic program of the speculation. mixed, each one bankruptcy grants a valid knowing of the capabilities, good points and ideas at the back of 3ds Max nine, and exhibits you the way to use this data to real-world events. * A hands-on advent to 3ds Max nine from the Autodesk improvement staff* Tutorials and routines designed for flexibility and simplicity of use* better half CD with educational media together with help types, fabrics, textures, and animations

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This allows you to draw straight lines and curved lines based on the properties of the vertices of the spline. MATERIALS + MAPPING Splines NURBS, or Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines, function differently from other splines in 3ds Max. You can control the NURBS curve from a point or from a control vertex which is off the actual curve. RENDERING NURBS 19 LESSON 1: USER INTERFACE Lights GETTING STARTED Lights are used to illuminate the 3D scene in 3ds Max. Two types of lights are available: standard and photometric.

Press the LEFT ARROW key to move to the left. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to move to the right. The DOWN ARROW Key moves you away from the scene. 9. Hold the SHIFT key down and press the DOWN ARROW key. 41 LESSON 1: USER INTERFACE 10. Try this again with the UP ARROW Key. SHIFT+UP ARROW and SHIFT+DOWN ARROW move the camera vertically rather than in or out GETTING STARTED of the scene. ANIMATION MODELING 11. Right-click to end the command. KEYBOARD 3ds Max uses keyboard shortcuts to invoke commands.

26 EXERCISE 4: USING THE COMMAND PANEL 11. In the same area of the UI, click the Unhide All button. The cylinder reappears. GETTING STARTED 12. Click the Freeze label to expand the Freeze rollout. MODELING ANIMATION MATERIALS + MAPPING 13. Place the cursor in an empty area of the rollout. The cursor turns into a Pan hand. RENDERING 27 LESSON 1: USER INTERFACE ANIMATION MODELING GETTING STARTED 14. Click and drag upward until the lower area of the panel appears. OTHER USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS Other important UI Elements include the quad menu, dialogs, and several areas at the bottom of the 3ds Max window.

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