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3ds Max 8 Essentials by Autodesk

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Introduction

Welcome to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® 8 Essentials Courseware. If you are new to 3ds Max, you will find that this book has been written with you in mind. The material contained within this volume takes you from a raw beginner to a seasoned professional using 3ds Max confidently in a production environment.

This courseware manual was designed primarily for use in an instructor-led classroom, while providing complete instructions so that individuals can also use the material to learn on their own. Since a variety of instructors in a multitude of learning environments use this material, flexibility was built into its design. The manual comprises five chapters: Getting Started, Modeling, Animation, Materials & Mapping and Rendering.

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