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3ds Max 8 Essentials by Autodesk

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Overview Lab

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In this overview lesson, you will explore the basic creation, modification, and animation tools available in 3ds Max. You’ll open an existing scene, The “Last Gasp” Gas Station, and add a signpost to it. You will then animate the sign as if one of the chains holding the sign has broken and the sign is swaying in the air. To see where you should be at the end of this lesson, play the file

Sign Breaking.avi.

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

•  Create objects.

•  Create and add materials to objects.

•  Create lights.

•  Create a simple animation.

•  Render your animation to a movie file.

•  Understand the ...

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