Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 for 3D Designers
Prof. Sham Tickoo
Authors: Prof. Sham Tickoo
Publishing Date: September 2020
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 for 3D Designers textbook introduces the readers to 3ds Max 2021, one of the world’s leading animation and 3D modelling applications. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on 3D modelling techniques that improves the productivity and efficiency of the users. Also, the chapters are structured in pedagogical sequence that makes this textbook very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. Additionally, in this edition, the readers will be able to learn about some new and enhanced features introduced in 3ds Max 2021 such as Chamfer Modifier, HDRI map in OSL shader, default Arnoid renderer, and much more.
Powerful tools for 3D modelling, animation, and rendering, dynamics, and composting
- Tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing approach
- Projects based on real-world models
- Exercises which are based on real-world models
- Additional information is provided to the users in the form of tips and notes
- The text in this book is heavily illustrated with about 1500 diagrams and screen capture images
- Self-evaluation test, review questions, and exercises
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Textbook caters to the need of both the novice and the advanced users of 3ds Max.
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
Book can be widely used by architects, designers, game developers, design visualization specialists, and visual effect artists to create stunning artwork.
- Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max 2021
- Standard Primitives
- Extended Primitives
- Working with Architectural Objects
- Splines and Extended Splines
- Modifying Splines
- Materials and Maps
- Modifying 3D Mesh objects
- Graphite Modeling Technique
- Compound Objects
- Lights and Rendering
- Animation Basics
- Rigid Body Dynamics and Helpers
- NURBS Modeling
- Systems, Hierarchy, and Kinematics
- Particle Systems and Space Warps-I
- Particle Systems and Space Warps-II
- Project I
Prof. Sham Tickoo is currently working as a Professor at Purdue University, USA. He received MS in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University, Illinois, USA; MS in Industrial and Management Engineering from the University of lowa, lowa City, USA; and BS in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Srinagar, India. Before joining Purdue University in 1987, Prof. Tickoo has worked as a Design Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, and Software Developer. Prof. Tickoo has authored/co-authored textbooks on several major CAD/CAE/Animation software packages like ANSYS, SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/Engineer, NX, AutoCAD, Customizing AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Solid Edge, 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design, Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, and VIZ. In addition to North America. His textbooks have been translated and published in Russia, Japan, India, South Korea, and Serbia. Prof. Tickoo has obtained over $24 Million software grant form ANSYS, IBM, and Siemens.
In 2003, Prof. Tickoo was awarded a US patent for one of his invention “Self Adjusting Cargo Organizer for Vehicles”. He is currently working on the design and fabrication of two new wind turbines that will significantly increase their power output and can be used to charge the batteries of an automobile. Prof. Tickoo is actively involved in consulting and has served as a consultant to over fifty companies in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, California, and Canada.