Autodesk 3ds Max 2024 Basics Guide

Published July 28, 2023
Beginner - Intermediate
906 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-614-1


Key Features

  • Takes a beginner-friendly approach that assumes no prior knowledge of Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Uses clear, easy-to-follow tutorials with accompanying video instruction to enhance your learning experience
  • Detailed lessons progress from basic functions to advanced techniques
  • Real-world examples help you apply your skills in a professional setting
  • Includes coverage of the newest features and improvements to Autodesk 3ds Max 2024

In Detail

Discover the world of 3D Modeling and animation with Autodesk 3ds Max 2024 Basics Guide, a comprehensive and user-friendly guide designed for beginners and professionals alike. Authored by renowned 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock, this essential handbook incorporates an array of easy-to-follow tutorials, covering everything from interface navigation to advanced lighting techniques.

Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned professional looking to expand your skills, this guide will help you develop the knowledge and confidence necessary to create stunning 3D models, animations, and renderings. With meticulously organized chapters, each focusing on a specific skill set, you'll be smoothly guided through the entire process, from exploring the interface to simulating physics-based motion and working with hair and cloth.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2024 Basics Guide begins by introducing you to the user interface and scene navigation, then delves into object manipulation, 3D asset modeling, material application, camera and lighting techniques, rendering, animation, character creation, special effects, and dynamic animation systems.

As both a beginner's guide and a reference for experienced users, this invaluable resource offers expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock. The book begins with a ‘getting started' section for instant immersion, and contains countless tips and timesavers throughout. Learn how to harness the power of Autodesk 3ds Max, one of the most popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing softwares used by game developers and graphic designers in the film and television industry. Unlock your creative potential and start creating breathtaking 3D animations with the Autodesk 3ds Max 2024 Basics Guide.

What You'll Learn

  • Get started navigating the user interface, Viewports and working with files
  • Explore 3D modeling and how to apply materials and textures
  • Learn how to reference, select, clone, group, link and transform objects
  • Set impressive scenes with backgrounds, cameras and lighting
  • Master intelligent techniques for rendering, compositing and animating
  • Create characters, add special effects, and finish with dynamic animations such as hair and cloth
  • Get comfortable with key tools such as Track View, Arnold, Quicksilver, Space Warps and more
  • Discover all the new features and changes in 3ds Max 2024

Training Videos

The text is complemented by an expansive collection of video tutorials. Every chapter comes with a series of matching video presentations that act as a live counterpart to the written lessons. These presentations provide you with a firsthand view of the topics, capturing the subtitle nuances that words alone might miss.