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books on 3ds max for beginners
show user profile  d1lu5ion
Hi everyone,

I have been interested in 3ds max for quite some time now, and was wondering if anyone knew some great books to learn off of?

Any help is greatly appreciated,

Thank you!
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6/7/2011 2:11:02 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 2:11:02 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
This is just my opinion, but I've never come across a book that gives as much info or tuition as some of the tutorials you can find for free on the web.

Also, it depends greatly on what you're trying to learn - is it a general overview? or modelling? rendering? character animation? special effects and particle systems? Max is such a huge beast that you might benefit from setting yourself some goals before heading out on a hunt for info.

Hope this helps,

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6/7/2011 2:18:50 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 2:18:50 PM)
show user profile  d1lu5ion
I'm actually trying to learn all of those, I mean I know some of those already, but I was just trying to find some good books that could maybe help me out more in those categories, but I'll try some online tutorials.

Thanks! :)

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6/7/2011 2:20:59 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 2:20:59 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Well, obviously you've got the tutorials on here to start you off:

Then, if you're using mental ray you could try:

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6/7/2011 2:27:24 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 2:27:24 PM)
show user profile  d1lu5ion
Awesome, thanks a lot!
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6/7/2011 2:35:39 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 2:35:39 PM)
show user profile  npcph
just google 3d studio max tutorials. a million of them out there. is also a good one. the nice thing about them is they start from the begining and work their way through the first time you open it to the more difficult things such as unwrapping and rigging.

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6/7/2011 4:25:52 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 4:25:52 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
what is this thing you call 'book' ?

video tuts is what you want mate, as said per above

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6/7/2011 4:48:09 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 4:48:09 PM)
show user profile  mrhandbag
Also you may wanna consider buying some video tuts like
ive used some of these s in the past and usally there very good they go in to more detail then free ones. But they do cost a bit.
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6/7/2011 5:05:26 PM (last edit: 6/7/2011 5:05:26 PM)
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