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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

RP14C: 3ds Max 2018 - Getting Started with Standard Materials and Lights


The 3ds Max 2018 - Getting Started with Standard Materials and Lights textbook textbook offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the 3ds Max [no experience needed] and interested in learning texturing and lighting in 3ds Max. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole process of texturing, UV Mapping, and Lighting. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use 3ds Max for shading and lighting surfaces.

The strength of this book is that it teaches all of the important concepts in an easy to understand language. As the readers move from hands-on exercise to hands-on exercise, they will be building their own portfolio of high quality artwork. One unit of the book presents a foundation of techniques to help you build custom textures, maps, and designs using Photoshop. Videos are provided for the hands-on exercises of this unit.


What you need?

To complete the examples and hands-on exercises in this book, you need 2018 version of Autodesk 3ds Max. Photoshop CC 2017 is used to create hands-on exercises of Unit MT1.

What are the main features of the book?

  • The book is written using 3ds Max 2018 and Photoshop CC 2017 in an easy to understand language.
  • Shading, texturing, lighting, and UV mapping techniques covered.
  • 49 Hands-on exercises to hone your skills.
  • Detailed coverage of tools and features.
  • Additional tips, guidance, and advice is provided.
  • Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them.
  • Support for technical aspect of the book.
  • 3ds Max files and PSDs/textures used are available for download from the accompanying website.
  • You will also get access to a ePub file that has the color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. These images will help you to understand the HOEs and output. The ePub file is included with the resources.

How This Book Is Structured?


Unit MT1 - Creating Textures in Photoshop

  • Understanding non-destructive editing
  • Creating custom textures and designs
  • Creating maps

Unit MT2 - Material Editors

  • Compact Material Editor
  • Slate Material Editor

Unit MT3 - Standard Materials and Maps

  • General/Scanline materials
  • General maps

Unit MT4 - Physical and Autodesk Materials

  • Autodesk Materials
  • Physical Material

Unit ML1 - Standard Lights

  • Basic Lighting Concepts
  • Creating and placing lights
  • 3ds Max Lights
  • Light Linking
  • Shadows
  • Lighting Effects

Unit ML2 - Photometric Lights

  • Photometric light types: Target Light, and Free Light
  • Color temperatures
  • Shadow generating shapes
  • Exposure controls

Unit ML3 - Sunlight and Daylight Systems

  • Sunlight and Daylight Systems
  • Positioning the Compass
  • Choosing a location
  • Sun Positioner and Physical Sky

Unit MBT - Bonus hands-on Exercises

Is the book available in other languages?

Not yet, if you are interested in translating this book, contact us.

Is this book is available in print format?

Yes.

What do I need to know?

No experience needed.

Can I reuse the 3ds Max files provided by you?

Absolutely, you are free to modify and use the files.

Is the technical support available?

Yes, if you face any problem related to the technical aspect of the book, submit your query using the tech support from on our website. Our technical team will get back to you ASAP.

Why buy directly from us?

If you buy directly from us, you will get the following benefits:

  • You will be able to download as many copies of the book as you want in these electronic formats: PDF, ePub and mobi. All are DRM-free.
  • You will get an update when authors fix any minor or major issue in the book at any point in time.
  • No Digital Right Management is used.
  • Technical support directly from the authors.
  • All resources available with few clicks

What is your return policy?

No returns are allowed. We can't get back book from you after returning the money. If you have any doubts, you can buy eBook from Amazon.


Still have questions?

No problem, contact us, we are more than ready to provide answers to your questions.


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