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Beginner's Guide to 3ds Max - 01: Introduction to the 3ds Max Interface

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Date Added: 18th March 2013
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In this exclusive, 10 chapter tutorial series, Isaac Oster provides an all-inclusive guide to 3ds Max. If you're a newcomer to Max, looking to switch from another software, or just want to recap some of the basics of this wonderfully versatile program, then this series is just what you've been looking for. Over the following ten parts, Isaac will be covering everything from the Max interface and modeling tools through to materials, textures, lights and rendering. A full chapter breakdown can be found below:

1. Introduction to the 3ds Max Interface
2. Creating and Editing Splines
3. Creating and Editing Primitives
4. Creating and Editing Editable Polys
5. Modeling Demo: Creating A Wrench
6. Graphite Modeling Tools
7. UV Creation and Editing Process
8. Materials, Procedural Textures and Texture Maps
9. Lights and Rendering
10. Render to Texture, Ambient Occlusion and Normal Bakes
11. Rigging and Skinning

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Viljami on Fri, 15 January 2016 12:16pm
It's very good tutorial but there's one thing that you just have to change when you update this. It has to have visible mouse cursor. With tutorial in one screen and 3ds max in other it's very frustrating when there's mouse cursor in the middle of the 3D screen but it doesn't move (on the video) and narrator keeps saying stuff like "this toolbar here" and you have no idea what toolbar because everything is new to you and you only see the mouse cursor that's completely still in 3D window. It took me a while to figure out what's going on :D But otherwise it's very well done tutorial. Everything explained very well.
Sabina on Sat, 10 October 2015 11:05pm
So happy about this!! Thank you!!
Saud Ehsan on Mon, 10 August 2015 6:19am
As a beginner of 3ds max , this tutorial helps me a lot learning the interface of 3ds max, I just love it.
Atlas on Wed, 24 June 2015 11:05pm
As a beginner this really helps me a lot and opens up new possibilities for me. Thank you so much.
Bijutoha on Wed, 17 December 2014 9:09am
100000 likes , Worthwhile post ever.
Umut EF?LO?LU on Fri, 21 November 2014 11:39am
This lesson was really helpful. I really thank you for that.
Gryph0n on Wed, 12 November 2014 4:16pm
its helpful but kinda laggy
Suganya on Sat, 06 September 2014 10:51pm
very helpful.thank you
Noble Axcess on Thu, 14 August 2014 11:24am
Thanks, interesting stuff
Northlogic VFX on Wed, 30 October 2013 10:21pm
HDR In VRay and 3DS Max - shared tips:
Gauhar Naz on Wed, 28 August 2013 6:17am
It is the best for beginners,very very helpful.BUT There is no video of this 1st and basic tutorial,I really need its video. Plz. make it possible.I'll be grateful..
Adzei Sylvester on Sat, 01 June 2013 10:07am
Wow, tutorials are very good and easy to follow. Great work Isaac.
Ouiki on Mon, 29 April 2013 10:49pm
Excellent tutorials! Great help. Thank you Isaac.
Gioracle on Sun, 24 March 2013 5:44pm
thanks a lot! it's very helpful.
Meni on Sat, 23 March 2013 3:56pm
Thank you very much! When we can see chapter 2?
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