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Flying Through Clouds in 3ds maxFlying Through Clouds in 3ds max

In this tutorial from Jonas Ussing, you will learn to create a fly-through of a realistic cloud tunnel that renders relatively fast, using 3D Studio Max with no plugins or 3rd party renderers.

Tutorial
Jonas Ussing
Autodesk 3ds Max
Max Monster Pak

Max Monster Pak

Michael Hurwicz looks at Max Monster Pak, a giant collection of 3D models, textures, motion capture files, and bonus software for 3d max from Digimation.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Animation Writing and Development: from Script Development to PitchAnimation Writing and Development: from Script Development to Pitch

Author/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz examines ''Animation Writing and Development: from Script Development to Pitch'' by Jean Ann Wright, and finds it inspiring and informative. Definitely recommended for anyone who wants a career in writing for animation, or who is developing an animation script or idea. Wright is a seasoned industry professional, and it shows.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Dell's new Precision M90 mobile workstation

Dell's new Precision M90 mobile workstation

Author/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz gives us a first look at Dell's new Precision M90 mobile workstation, and finds that it's a significant step forward in technology. But should you wait for what's around the corner?

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Stop Staring

Stop Staring

Author/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz examines ''Stop Staring'' by Jason Osipa, and finds that the author manages to make his detailed, in-the-trenches instruction fun. Highly recommended if you want to really get down into the details of lip sync and facial animation.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Advanced 3ds Max Character Modeling

Advanced 3ds Max Character Modeling

Michael Hurwicz looks at Advanced 3ds Max Character Modeling, a training DVD by Kenny Cooper (demo artist and primary narrator) and Jim Lammers (project manager and some narration) of Trinity3D.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Model, Rig, Animate with 3ds Max 7

Model, Rig, Animate with 3ds Max 7

Author/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz examines 'Model, Rig, Animate with 3ds max 7' by Michele Bousquet. This slim volume covers the entire process of creating a 3D character animaton, from modeling to rigging and animation. It is very step-by-step in its approach. Although the subject matter is intermediate, even dedicated beginners should be able to follow along. Highly recommended.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
MAXScript 101

MAXScript 101

Author/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz looks at MAXScript 101, a training DVD by John Wainwright, the creator of MAXScript and determines that this is one of the best video-based training courses of any kind.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
3ds Max 7 Courseware and Training DVDs

3ds Max 7 Courseware and Training DVDs

Michael Hurwicz looks at 3ds Max 7 Courseware and Training DVDs from Autodesk Media and Entertainment. These include 3ds Max 7 New Features and Production Workflow, Fundamentals and Beyond Courseware, and the 3ds Max Master Class Series Training DVDs.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
3ds max 6 Killer Tips by Jon A. Bell

3ds max 6 Killer Tips by Jon A. Bell

In this article, Gary Smith takes a look at 3ds max 6 Killer Tips by Jon A. Bell and published by Pearson Education.

Review
Gary Smith
Autodesk 3ds Max
Creating An Old Fashioned Record Player

Creating An Old Fashioned Record Player

In this tutorial, Gary Smith demonstrates modeling an old fashioned record player like the RCA logo using a technique called 'loft'.

Tutorial
Gary Smith
Autodesk 3ds Max
3-d cloud text effect

3-d cloud text effect

In this tutorial, Morteza Yousefi demonstrates how to create a 3-d cloud text effect using Discreet's 3ds Max. Beginner to intermediate.

Tutorial
Morteza Yousefi
Autodesk 3ds Max
3ds max 5 Fundamentals

3ds max 5 Fundamentals

Author and Animator Michael Hurwicz examines 3ds max 5 Fundamentals by Ted Boardman. This book is published by New Riders. An update of Boardman's previous book on 3ds max 4, this book is primarily a series of excellent tutorials covering the fundamental elements of 3ds Max 5. It also covers general principles, workflow, tips and traps. Highly recommended.

Review
Michael Hurwicz
Autodesk 3ds Max
Volumetric cloud tutorial using 3ds max

Volumetric cloud tutorial using 3ds max

In this tutorial, Creativecow leader, Greg LaClé demonstrates the creation of volumetric clouds in 3ds max.

Tutorial
Greg LaCle
Autodesk 3ds Max
Adam Tracksler reviews Combustion/3ds Max Integration DVD

Adam Tracksler reviews Combustion/3ds Max Integration DVD

Adam Tracksler takes a look at combustion/3ds max Integration DVD from Technical Animations & Video, Inc. and gives it the highest praise at the COW - 5 COWs.

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk 3ds Max
Adam Tracksler looks at 3dsMax FundamentalsAdam Tracksler looks at 3dsMax Fundamentals

Adam Tracksler takes a look at Ted Boardman's 3dsMax 4: Fundamentals from New Riders Publishing.

Review
Adam Tracksler
Autodesk 3ds Max
Cosmic Winds

Cosmic Winds

This is the project file George used to create the Cosmic Winds movie. The file uses native 3DSMAX procedural textures, so it will not open on anything but 3dsmax4.

Tutorial
George Polevoy
Autodesk 3ds Max
Modeling a face using nurms

Modeling a face using nurms

NURMS (Non Rational Mesh Smooth) or Subdivision Surface technique uses low-polygonal mesh to control the shape of the smooth surface.In this tutorial, George Polevoy demonstrates his favorite techniques for symmetric NURMS modeling and 3D sketching, enough to build the model, similar to what you see in the first pictures. The model you see in the pictures is not suited for very advanced animation, which could require different topology and more refinement.

Tutorial
George Polevoy
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