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3ds max 7 Fundamentals by Ted Boardman

By Ted Boardman

Supplying personality animation performance formerly simply on hand in courses costing to 3 instances as a lot, 3ds max 7 is every thing you may have dreamed of in a 3D modeling program-and extra! right here to get you hands-on speedy is a project-based consultant from one among Discreet's personal conscientiously selected licensed education experts, Ted Boardman. thoroughly up-to-date with fresh tutorials, real-world tasks, effortless to appreciate factors and a CD that incorporates the entire records you must entire the books many initiatives, Ted exhibits you the way to maximise the program's power in nearly any software or undefined. you will fast study the fundamentals of modeling, employing fabrics and maps, utilizing lights, and integrating animation earlier than relocating directly to extra complex themes. you will additionally locate lots of assurance of the bells and whistles new to 3ds max 7: common Mapping, the Parameter Editor, Paint choices, in addition to the award-winning personality animation process, personality studio(r).

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Layers. A management tool that lets you manipulate objects as a group to transform them as one entity, or to change properties such as object visibility or radiosity rendering parameters. • Lofting. A relatively straightforward modeling technique that requires a fundamental understanding of underlying concepts before you can use it efficiently. These concepts include the orientation of shapes and paths, the first vertex, and path and shape steps. While you hopefully had a chance to experiment with lofting in this chapter, the information presented here serves to set the stage for the indepth lofting practice you'll do in Chapter 5, Lofting: Control Is Everything.

Creating a Foundation from a 2D Shape Beginning with a rectangle 2D primitive, you'll apply an Extrude modifier to turn the parametric shape into a 3D box object. Then you'll take advantage of the Modifier Stack to edit the base rectangle by changing its size. 1: Creating a Foundation 1. max from the CD that accompanies this book. This file is an empty file, but it has settings for the units, grid visibility and layout of the viewports, and grid spacing. max into the \3dsmax 7\Scenes folder on your hard drive.

23). Click the Weld button on the left to perform the operation. 23. Select the eight unwelded vertices at the ends of the new stub walls. Enter 1" as the weld threshold and click the Weld button to weld the eight vertices into four and close the splines. [View full size image] 60 Part II: Modeling Part II: Modeling 61 note The Weld Threshold value describes the radius of a sphere around each selected vertex. If the spheres of two or more vertices overlap, the vertices will be welded into a single vertex.

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