O'Reilly logo

Learning Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 Foundation by Autodesk

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image

 

 

Lesson 12Maps

In this lesson, you will learn about creating and using the different types of maps available in Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. You will also learn about what maps are used for and how to apply them to objects.

In this lesson you will learn the following:

What maps are and their purposes;

The difference between textures and maps;

About procedural maps;

The most common map channels;

How to display and mix maps.

Maps defined

When you look at an old wooden desk or a newly polished wooden floor, you are looking at the texture of the surface. For example, the difference between burl oak and knotty pine is the texture of the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required