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3DS Max Modeling for Games Insider's Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling
Title: 3DS Max Modeling for Games: Insider's Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling
Author: Gahan, A.
Imprint: Focal Press
The 2nd edition of Andy Gahan's "3ds Max Modeling for Games", covering the latest version of 3ds Max is here. This book features the realistic style of art that the 1st edition covered, with six completely new chapters for the new version of the software. These newly added sections including: an Intro to 3ds Max, a new normal maps tutorial, expanded portfolio section, LOD's, a brand new environment and much more - as well as updates throughout covering latest version of Max. The gallery will consist of a mix of inspirational concept art, and orthographics for the reader to build various models from. The book comes to us directly from successful game artists within commercial game development circles (Gahan + contributors) and consists of tutorials that start with simpler models and gradually move up to more complex builds. The strength of this book is that it teaches all of the important game modeling elements: character & environment modeling, mapping, texturing, basic animating of credible game characters and levels - using latest version of 3ds Max. As readers move from tutorial to tutorial, they build their own portfolio of high quality work.
Our website is unique - an online forum where readers can post and answer questions about their work. In terms of developing a portfolio, online peer critiques are invaluable, and current readers have made use of this feature, in fact some have happily become the forum responders (along with Andy) to coach and develop new artists at work. Also included in this title are: step-by-step project files for each chapter; all the relevant texture files and source photos; panoramic skies, small scene objects, bonus texture maps & models so that artists can create whole scenes very quickly without starting from scratch each time; countless examples of what's hot and what's not in 3D modeling; and, also enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months. Unrivalled support in over 10,000 current posts - backing up the book with a lively forum and community of readers from all over the world, ready to help your work. New, expanded tutorials (with the time they take indicated) lead readers through a character and environment from beginning to end and become more complex as the book progresses.
Companion website features a robust and supportive forum where readers can get commentary on new work, develop their skills and network with games professionals - currently has over 10,000 posts. Companion website also offers all project files for tutorials and source images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months.