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Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Tutorial

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Includes 15 hours of easy to follow Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
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  • Tutor: Brian Mennenoh
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Video lessons: 130
  • Product code: 01644
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: Digital Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Latest 3ds Max Course: 3ds Max 2016 tutorial
Really start to get to grips with the powerful modeling, rendering and animation tools that this innovative software has to offer with the help of these beginners 3ds Max 2012 tutorial videos.

Commencing with the absolute basics, expert tutor Brian Mennenoh draws from his 20 years of experience in the 3D field and uses step-by-step video training movies to help explain and demonstrate the uses of the complete toolset, how to use the revolutionary new features, and provide some great workflow techniques that will help you to work faster and smarter.

In over fifteen hours of professionally created video training, the tuition includes a tour of the new interface for 2012, recommended modeling techniques, best practices for applying lighting, lessons on using cameras, the rendering settings explained, compositing in 3ds max and so much more.

You can view the complete training contents below and start learning right away, click any blue linked lesson to sample FREE 3ds Max 2012 video tutorials and discover just how effective this teaching method is...
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Introduction And Project Overview
Welcome - About This Course
Using The Project Files

Introduction To The Interface
Getting Familiar With Where Things Are
The Command Panel
Working Within The Viewports
Right-Click Menus
Navigating With The Mouse
Creating Primitives And Parametric Objects
Transforming Objects Using The Transform Tools
Considering Keyboard Shortcuts
Customizing The Interface
Customizing The Quad Menus
Using Modifiers And The "Stack"

Modeling The Robot
Setting Up Units And Working At A Real World Scale
Setting Up Modeling Planes For The Robot
Using Appropriate Primitives
Upper Arm And Shoulder
Lower Arm And Claw
Spline Modeling The Head
Lathing A Jet Pack
Lofting A Jet Pack
Using Primitives For The Legs
Box Modeling The Foot
Box Modeling The Helmet Crest
Poly Modeling The Eye Area
Fine Tuning

Modeling The Fairy
Setting Up Modeling Planes For The Fairy
Box Modeling The Torso
Modeling The Leg
Modeling The Foot
Adding The Arm
Starting The Hand
Adding Fingers
Making Adjustments
Adding A Thumb
Starting The Face
The Cheek And Nose
The Nostril
Correcting The Flow
The Forehead Cheek And Chin
Closing The Skull
Neck And Jaw Line
Starting The Ear
The Ear Interior
Finishing The Ear
Attaching The Ear To The Head
A Simple Eye
Adding The Breast And Adjusting The Butt
Mirroring And Attaching Everything Together
Using Splines For The Wings
Bringing It All Together

Hair And Fur And Cloth
Growing Hair And Fur On The Model
Growing Hair And Fur On A Scalp Object
Using Splines For Hair And Fur
A Simple Shirt
A Simple Skirt

Understanding UVWs
Unwrap UVW And Maxs' Viewport Canvas
Material Libraries That Ship With Max
Customizing Materials
Adding Realism To Materials
Using Material IDs To Add A Glow Effect
Adding Details
Using Photoshop To Paint Diffuse Maps
Finishing The Robot's Materials
Unwrapping The Fairy - Placing Seams
Pelt Mapping
Organizing UVs
Fine Tuning The UVs With Peel
Unwrapping The Shirt And Skirt
Using Photoshop To Make Materials For The Shirt And Skirt
Finishing The Fairy's Materials

Rigging, Hierarchies, IK And FK
Pivot Points And Hierarchical Linking
Fixing The Robot's Shoulders
Adjusting The Knees And Adding Leg Bones
Pelvis And Spine Bones
Arm And Finger Bones
Finishing The Finger Bones And Mirroring
Using IK Solvers
Setting Up A Basic Control Rig
Basic Parameter Wiring For The Fingers
More Parameter Wiring
Fixing The Pivot Point Of The Fairy
Starting The Skinning Process For The Fairy
More Skinning
Finishing The Skinning
Using Mirror Mode In The Skin Modifier
The Skin Morph Modifier
A Basic Eye Rig And The Lookat Constraint

Compositing And Lighting
Understanding The Scene
Placing The Photograph In The Viewport
Matte Shadow Materials And The Environment Background
Refining The Shadow Catching Objects
Adding Reflections To Matte Shadow Materials
Building The Crayon
Creating The Crayon Label In Photoshop
Applying The Crayon Labels In 3ds Max
Merging The Robot And Fairy
Creating Matte Shadow Materials With Mental Ray

Animating The Battle
Storyboards Save Time
Places Everyone
Blocking Scene 1 And 2
Blocking The Fairy In Scene 3
Continue Blocking The Fairy In Scene 3
Blocking The Robot In Scene 3
Continue Blocking The Robot In Scene 3
Blocking Scene 4
Discussion Of The 'Principles Of Animation'
The Fairy Picking Up A Crayon
The Robot Picking Up A Crayon
Refining The Robot's Movements
Continue Refining The Robot
Refining The Fairy's Movements
Continue Refining The Fairy
More Refining
Animating The Fairy's Wings
Adding Motion Blur In Mental Ray
Hair Dynamics
Cloth Simulation

Particle Systems
Introduction To Particles
Using Gravity And Deflectors
Particle Materials And Motion Blur
Matte Crayons And The Push Modifier
Using PArray For Fairy Sparkles
Using PCloud For Fairy Sparkles
Effective Use Of Preview Rendering

Render Settings

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