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Author Murdock, Kelly L
Title 3ds Max 2011 Bible
Imprint Hoboken : Wiley, 2010
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (1315 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Bible ; v.719
Note 3ds Max® 2011 Bible -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: Getting Started with 3ds Max -- Quick Start: Animating a Walking Dinosaur -- Walking Dinosaur-Planning the Production -- Setting Up the Scene -- Adding Materials and Lights -- Animating the Dinosaur -- Summary -- Chapter 1: Exploring the Max Interface -- Learning the Interface Elements -- Using the Menus -- Using the Toolbars -- Using the Viewports -- Using the Command Panel -- Using the Lower Interface Bar Controls -- Interacting with the Interface -- Getting Help -- Summary -- Chapter 2: Controlling and Configuring the Viewports -- Understanding 3D Space -- Using the Navigation Gizmos -- Controlling Viewports with a Scroll Wheel Mouse -- Using the Viewport Navigation Controls -- Changing the Viewport Display -- Configuring the Viewports -- Working with Viewport Backgrounds -- Summary -- Chapter 3: Working with Files, Importing, and Exporting -- Working with Max Scene Files -- Setting File Preferences -- Importing and Exporting -- Using the File Utilities -- Accessing File Information -- Summary -- Chapter 4: Customizing the Max Interface and Setting Preferences -- Using the Customize User Interface Window -- Customizing the Ribbon -- Customizing Modify and Utility Panel Buttons -- Working with Custom Interfaces -- Configuring Paths -- Selecting System Units -- Setting Preferences -- Summary -- Part II: Working with Objects -- Chapter 5: Creating and Editing Primitive Objects -- Creating Primitive Objects -- Exploring the Primitive Object Types -- Using Architecture Primitives -- Summary -- Chapter 6: Selecting Objects and Setting Object Properties -- Selecting Objects -- Setting Object Properties -- Hiding and Freezing Objects -- Using Layers -- Using the Scene Explorer -- Summary -- Chapter 7: Transforming Objects, Pivoting, Aligning, and Snapping
Translating, Rotating, and Scaling Objects -- Working with the Transformation Tools -- Using Pivot Points -- Using the Align Commands -- Using Grids -- Using Snap Options -- Summary -- Chapter 8: Cloning Objects and Creating Object Arrays -- Cloning Objects -- Understanding Cloning Options -- Mirroring Objects -- Cloning over Time -- Spacing Cloned Objects -- Using the Clone and Align Tool -- Creating Arrays of Objects -- Summary -- Chapter 9: Grouping, Linking, and Parenting Objects -- Working with Groups -- Understanding Parent, Child, and Root Relationships -- Building Links between Objects -- Displaying Links and Hierarchies -- Working with Linked Objects -- Summary -- Part III: Modeling Basics -- Chapter 10: Accessing Subobjects and Using Modeling Helpers -- Exploring the Model Types -- Understanding Normals -- Working with Subobjects -- Using Modeling Helpers -- Summary -- Chapter 11: Introducing Modifiers and Using the Modifier Stack -- Exploring the Modifier Stack -- Exploring Modifier Types -- Summary -- Chapter 12: Drawing and Editing 2D Splines and Shapes -- Drawing in 2D -- Editing Splines -- Using Spline Modifiers -- Summary -- Chapter 13: Modeling with Polygons and Patches -- Understanding Poly Objects -- Creating Editable Poly Objects -- Editing Poly Objects -- Introducing Patch Grids -- Editing Patches -- Using Modifiers on Patch Objects -- Summary -- Chapter 14: Using the Graphite Modeling Tools and Painting with Objects -- Working with the Graphite Modeling Tools -- Using the Freeform Tools -- Using the Selection Tools -- Using the Object Paint Tools -- Summary -- Part IV: Materials, Cameras, and Lighting Basics -- Chapter 15: Using the Slate Material Editor -- Understanding Material Properties -- Working with the Slate Material Editor -- Using the Material/Map Browser -- Using the Material Explorer -- Summary
Chapter 16: Creating and Applying Standard Materials -- Using the Standard Material -- Using Shading Types -- Accessing Other Parameters -- Summary -- Chapter 17: Adding Material Details with Maps -- Understanding Maps -- Working with Maps -- Understanding Map Types -- Using the Maps Rollout -- Using the Map Path Utility -- Using Map Instances -- Creating Textures with External Tools -- Summary -- Chapter 18: Creating Compound Materials and Using Material Modifiers -- Using Compound Materials -- Applying Multiple Materials -- Material Modifiers -- Summary -- Chapter 19: Configuring and Aiming Cameras -- Learning to Work with Cameras -- Setting Camera Parameters -- Summary -- Chapter 20: Using Lights and Basic Lighting Techniques -- Understanding the Basics of Lighting -- Getting to Know the Light Types -- Creating and Positioning Light Objects -- Viewing a Scene from a Light -- Altering Light Parameters -- Using the Sunlight and Daylight Systems -- Using Volume Lights -- Summary -- Part V: Animation and Rendering Basics -- Chapter 21: Understanding Animation and Keyframes -- Using the Time Controls -- Working with Keys -- Using the Track Bar -- Viewing and Editing Key Values -- Using the Motion Panel -- Using Ghosting -- Animation Preferences -- Animating Objects -- Working with Previews -- Summary -- Chapter 22: Animating with Constraints and Simple Controllers -- Restricting Movement with Constraints -- Understanding Controller Types -- Assigning Controllers -- Examining Some Simple Controllers -- Summary -- Chapter 23: Rendering a Scene and Enabling Quicksilver -- Render Parameters -- Rendering Preferences -- Using the Rendered Frame Window -- Using the RAM Player -- Using Command-Line Rendering -- Creating Panoramic Images -- Getting Printer Help -- Creating an Environment -- Summary -- Part VI: Advanced Modeling
Chapter 24: Building Complex Scenes with Containers and XRefs and Using Asset Tracking -- Working with Containers -- Referencing External Objects -- Setting Up Asset Tracking -- Summary -- Chapter 25: Working with the Schematic View -- Using the Schematic View Window -- Working with Hierarchies -- Setting Schematic View Preferences -- Using List Views -- Summary -- Chapter 26: Deforming Surfaces and Using the Mesh Modifiers -- The Basics of Deformation Painting -- Using the Deformation Brushes -- Setting Painter Options -- Primitive Maintenance Modifiers -- Edit Geometry Modifiers -- Miscellaneous Modifiers -- Subdivision Surface Modifiers -- Summary -- Chapter 27: Working with Compound Objects -- Understanding Compound Object Types -- Morphing Objects -- Creating Conform Objects -- Creating a ShapeMerge Object -- Creating a Terrain Object -- Using the Mesher Object -- Working with BlobMesh Objects -- Creating a Scatter Object -- Creating Connect Objects -- Creating a Loft Object -- Working with ProBoolean and ProCutter Objects -- Summary -- Chapter 28: Working with Solids and Body Objects -- Importing CAD Objects -- Converting Max Objects to Body Objects -- Working with Body Objects -- Exporting Body Objects -- Summary -- Chapter 29: Adding and Styling Hair and Fur, and Using Cloth -- Understanding Hair -- Working with Hair -- Styling Hair -- Rendering Hair -- Understanding Cloth -- Creating Cloth -- Summary -- Part VII: Advanced Materials -- Chapter 30: Using Specialized Material Types -- Using the Matte/Shadow Material -- Using the Ink 'n' Paint Material -- Using Architectural Materials -- Using the DirectX and MetaSL Shader Material -- Using mental ray Materials and Shaders -- Summary -- Chapter 31: Painting in the Viewport Canvas and Rendering Surface Maps -- Using the Viewport Canvas -- Using Vertex Colors -- Rendering Surface Maps -- Summary
Chapter 32: Unwrapping UVs and Mapping Textures -- Mapping Modifiers -- Using the Unwrap UVW Modifier -- Using Pelt Mapping -- Summary -- Chapter 33: Creating Baked Textures and Normal Maps -- Using Channels -- Rendering to a Texture -- Creating Normal Maps -- Summary -- Part VIII: Advanced Animation Techniques -- Chapter 34: Using Animation Layers, Modifiers, and Complex Controllers -- Using the Animation Layers Toolbar -- Working with Animation Layers -- Saving Animation Files -- Loading Animation Sequences -- Baking Animation Keys with the Point Cache Modifier -- Using the Animation Modifiers -- Examining Complex Controllers -- Summary -- Chapter 35: Animating with the Expression Controller and Wiring Parameters -- Working with Expressions in Spinners -- Understanding the Expression Controller Interface -- Using Expression Controllers -- Wiring Parameters -- Collecting Parameters -- Adding Custom Parameters -- Summary -- Chapter 36: Working with Function Curves in the Track View -- Learning the Track View Interface -- Working with Keys -- Editing Time -- Editing Curves -- Filtering Tracks and Creating Track Sets -- Working with Controllers -- Using the ProSound Plug-in -- Summary -- Part IX: Working with Characters -- Chapter 37: Understanding Rigging and Working with Bones -- Creating a Rigging Workflow -- Building a Bones System -- Using the Bone Tools -- Summary -- Chapter 38: Working with Inverse Kinematics -- Forward Kinematics versus Inverse Kinematics -- Creating an Inverse Kinematics System -- Using the Various Inverse Kinematics Methods -- Summary -- Chapter 39: Animating with CAT and Creating Crowds -- Character Creation Workflow -- Creating a CAT Rig -- Animating a CAT Rig -- Working with Muscles -- Creating Crowds -- Summary -- Chapter 40: Skinning Characters -- Understanding Your Character -- Animated Skin Modifiers
Using Character Animation Techniques
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Murdock, Kelly L. 3ds Max 2011 Bible Hoboken : Wiley,c2010 9780470617779
Subject 3ds max (Computer file);Computer animation.;Computer graphics.;Electronic books
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