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lorraine collard3dsmax newbie tutorial dvd etc
by on Mar 26, 2009 at 3:33:57 pm

Hi, I am looking to learn 3dsmax basics before i go to University this September to do the special effects degree, can anyone advise me on any tutorials or basic dvds to bu,or watch online.

Hope you can help, Lorraine

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David DaraRe: 3dsmax newbie tutorial dvd etc
by on Apr 17, 2009 at 7:17:06 pm

I've taught 3dsmax for 7 years. Ted Boardman's fundamentals books are good! I particularly like the old version 4 book (3ds Max 4 Fundamentals, Ted Boardman, New Riders Publishing) and you can buy it used at amazon for a few bucks. Another good one is 3ds Max Illuminated Foundation, Ryan Greene. Lastly, do the tutorials in the help section of Max - they are excellent as well. There is no need to buy the latest version books ($80+) when the old ones teach 90% of the exact same stuff for a fraction of the cost as long as you buy used at amazon or Barnes & Noble online. It is important to get the basics of modeling, lighting, texturing, and, animating down well before venturing off into the deep end.

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