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3ds Max Design Architectural Visualization by Brian L. Smith

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CHAPTER 2

Preparing AutoCAD Linework for 3ds Max

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AT THE BEGINNING OF CHAPTER 1, I stated that the building block of any architectural scene is linework and that the vast majority of architectural visualization projects begin with AutoCAD drawings. Whether you model in 3ds Max or choose what I would call the more difficult approach of modeling in other programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, or Architectural Desktop, linework is where our work will always begin. Unlike users in other industries who can start with a simple primitive and use an endless number of tools to change the primitive into a highly complex character or some other free-formed model, ...

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