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3ds Max 2015 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 14 hours of easy to follow 3ds Max 2015 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
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  • Tutor: Brian Mennenoh
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Video lessons: 129
  • Product code: 01956
  • 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
Gain a sound knowledge of how to use this innovative 3D software to create your own models and animations with the help of these beginners 3ds Max 2015 tutorial videos.

Presented by expert 3D Designer and Autodesk trainer Brian Mennenoh he provides step by step demonstrations that show how to use of the complete toolset, making full use of the new features for the 2015 release, and to share some widely regarded industry best practices that will boost your skills and productivity.

Throughout the course, Brian uses and makes frequent reference to real 3ds max models and animations. These are included with the DVD, online and download purchases helping you to easily keep pace with his on-screen actions and verbal instructions.
The course starts from the basics with a tour of the 2015 interface, where the most commonly used tools are located and how to model a simple cave.
Once the fundamentals have been covered, Brian moves onto viewport navigation, lessons on 3D space, the rendering options available and learning the particle tools.
You will also learn about animating and rendering a scene, adding lighting and environmental effects, how to set pivot point points and so much more. The complete course contents is listed below and you can start your 3ds Max education right away. Click any of the blue linked lessons to sample the free 3ds max video tutorials and discover how effective this practical teaching guide is...
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COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
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Creating The Cave
Setting Up Units And Working At A Real World Scale
Using A Reference Image For The Cave Layout
Starting With Primitives
Using A Sphere For The Main Chamber
Using An Edit Poly Modifier For Cutting
Naming Objects
Using A Chamfer Box And Edit Poly
Using Various Primitives
Using A Cylinder For The Wall Torch And A Sphere Gizmo To Hold The Flame
Using A Cylinder And An Edit Poly Modifier For The Wall Sconce
Cloning The Torches
Vines With Loft Compound Objects
Leaves On Vines With Scatter
Getting Creative With The Vines
Using Pro-Boolean To Cut A Hole
Extruding A Shape To Create The Tunnel

Modelling The Lead Character
Setting Up Modelling Planes
Box Modelling The Torso
Extruding The Leg
Extruding The Arm
Adding Detail To The Shoe
Box Modelling The Hand
Extruding The Thumb
Adding Detail To The Hand
Starting The Face With A Plane
Extruding Edges And Bridging To Form The Nose
Creating The Jaw Line And Chin
Finishing The Cheek
Forming The Underside Of The Jaw
Extruding Edges For The Forehead
Creating The Ear
Using A Cylinder For The Neck
Creating The Eyeballs And Adjusting The Face
Finishing The Mouth
Starting The Hat With A Plane
Extruding Edges For The Upper Hat
Closing The Front Of The Hat
Closing The Back Of The Hat
Creating The Goggles From A Cylinder
Creating Hair From Modified Cylinders
Adding Hair Below The Hat
Finishing The Hair
Final Adjustments To The Hat
Adding Symmetry And Making Adjustments
Mirroring The Glove, Hair And Eye

Hair, Fur And Cloth
Growing Hair On The Model
Growing Hair Using Guide Splines
Using Garment Maker For A Shirt
Creating Seams And Applying Cloth
Adjusting The Cloth
Creating The Bandana With Garment Maker
Adding Cloth To The Bandana And Adjusting

Materials
Understanding UVWs
Unwrap UVW And Viewport Canvas
More Viewport Canvas Tools
Materials That Come With DS Max
Materials For The Walls And Floor
Final Materials For The Room
Unwrapping The Character - Placing Seams
Unwrapping The Character - Pelt And Quick Peel
Unwrapping The Shirt And Bandana
Unwrapping The Glove
Unwrapping The Hat
Unwrapping The Goggles
Starting The Materials For The Character
Creating The Materials For The Shirt With Viewport Canvas
Creating The Materials For The Eyes And Hat
Creating The Materials For The Character
Finishing The Materials For The Character

Rigging, Hierarchies, IK And FK
Setting Pivot Points And Hierarchical Linking - FK
Creating Bones And Inverse Kinematics - IK
Creating Leg And Foot Bones
Pelvis And Spine Bones
Arm And Hand Bones
Finishing The Arm And Hand Bones And Linking
Mirroring Bones
Renaming Bones
Starting The Basic Control Rig
Finishing The Basic Control Rig
Parameter Wiring For Finger Control
Finishing Parameter Wiring
Starting The Skinning
More Skinning
Paint Weights
Using Mirror Mode In The Skin Modifier
Creating A Basic Eye Rig

Lighting And Environmental Effects
Understanding The Scene - Logical Light Sources
Adding Photometric Torch Lights
Fine Tuning The Lighting And Materials
Adjusting The Tunnel And Adding A Camera

Animating The Scene
Merging The Character And Storyboard - Review
Blocking In The Lead Characters Movements
Creating A Sneaky Walk
Adding Body And Hand Movements
Climbing The Stairs
Grabbing The Rock
Weighing The Rock
Swapping The Rock And Teapot - Lesson 1
Swapping The Rock And Teapot - Lesson 2
Fine Tuning
More Fine Tuning
Adding Cameras
Motion Blur And Depth Of Field
Cloth Simulation - Lesson
Cloth Simulation - Lesson

Particle Systems
Introduction To Particle Systems
Using Gravity And Wind With Particle Systems
Particle Systems For Fire
Material For Particle Fire - Lesson 1
Material For Particle Fire - Lesson 2
Particle System For Smoke

Rendering
Previewing Renders
Final Rendering

Conclusion
Wrap-Up
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