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3D Studio Max 4 Tutorials

Online Video Tutorials

Online UniversityTitle: 3D Studio Max 4
Author: Adam Beare
Movies: 289 lessons
Duration: 7 Hours
Price: $99.95

3D Studio Max for Windows is the world's best-selling, professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for creating visual effects, character animation and next generation game development. Join Adam Beare as his 3D Studio Max 4 Tutorials takes you from the basics, such as introducing the interface, viewports, the main tool bar, pop menus and controls, to more complicated material such as modeling using geometry, space warps, lights and cameras, and utilities rollout. You can start learning right now by clicking one of the movie topics below.

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3D Studio Max 4 Tutorials - 3D Studio Max is the world's best-selling, professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering software.

3D Studio Max 4

Intro to 3ds max 4

Intro
Brief Overview of max 4
Whats new in max 4?

Setup

System Requirements
Video Settings
Starting max4 for the First Time
Basic Preference
Getting to Know max4 Interface
Getting to Know Viewports
Starting a New File
Adding and Removing Data
Changing Base Parameters of Objects
Methods of Place and Selecting Objects in max4
Advanced Selection of Objects
Selection by Name

Pop Menus

Pop Menu File
Pop Menu Edit
Pop Menu Tools
Pop Menu Group
Pop Menu Views
Pop Menu Create
Pop Menu Modifiers
Pop Menu Animation
Pop Menu Graph Editors
Pop Menu Rendering
Pop Menu Customize
Pop Menu Help

Main Tool Bar

Main Tool Bar
Tool Bar Undo and Redo
Select and Link
Unlink Selected
Bind to Space Warp
Select Object
Region Select - Tools
Selection Filter List
Select by Name
Select and Move
Select and Rotate
Select and Uniform Scale
Select and Manipulate
Reference Coordinate System
Use Pivot Point Center
Restrict X;Y;Z;XY;WZ;YZ
Mirror
Spacing Tool
Array
Snapshot
Align to View
Align
Normal Align Pt 1
Normal Align Pt 2
Place Highlights
Align to Camera
Named Selection Sets List
Track View
Schematic View
Render Scene
Quick Render (Production)
Quick Render (Draft)
Quick Render (ActiveShade)
Render Type
Render Last

Command Panel

Intro
Create Panel
Modify Panel
Motion Panel
Hierarchy Panel
Motion Panel
Display Panel
Utilities Panel

Viewport Controls

Intro
Smooth and Highlight
Min/Max Toggle
Zoom
Region Zoom
Pan
Arc Rotate
Arc Rotate on Selection/Arc Rotate Sub-Object
Zoom Extents
Zoom Extents All
Zoom Extents Selected/Zoom Extents All Selected
Zoom All
Views
Grid
Degradation Override

Animation Controls

Intro
Play/Stop
Go To Start - Go To End
Previous Frame - Next Frame
Animate
Time Configuration
Key Mode

Status Bar Controls

Intro & 2D Snap; 2.5D Snap; 3D Snap
Angle Snap
Percent Snap
Spinner Snap
Selection Lock Toggle
Coordinate Display
Status Typin

Modeling Using Geometry Standard Primitives

Intro
Box
Sphere
Cylinder
Torus
Teapot
Cone
GeoSphere
Tube
Pyramid
Plane
Creation Method

Modeling using Geometry Extended primitives

Intro
Hedra
Chamfer Box
OilTank
Spindle
Gengon
RingWave
Hose
Torus Knot
Chamfer Cylinder
Capsule
L-Ext
C-Ext
Prism

Modeling Using Shapes Splines

Intro
Line
Circle
Arc
NGon
Text
Section
Rectangle
Ellipse
Donut
Star
NURBS Curves; Point Curve
NURBS Curves; CV Curve

Modeling Using Geometry Compound Objects

Intro
Boolean
Connect
Scatter
Mesher
Terrain
ShapeMerge
Conform
Morph

Geometry Particle Systems

Intro
Spray
Super Spray
Parray
Snow
Blizzard
PCloud

Geometry Patch; Nurbs; Dynamics

Intro
Quad Patch
Tri Patch
NURBS Surface; Point Surface
NURBS Surface; CV Surface
Dynamics Objects; Spring
Dynamics Objects; Damper

Lights and Cameras

Intro
Omni
Target Spot
Target Direct
Free Spot
Free Direct
Target Cameras
Free Cameras

Helpers

Intro
Dummy
Point
Grid
Tape
BoxGizmo
SphereGizmo
CylGizmo
VRML97 Helpers

Space Warps

Intro
Push
Vortex
PBomb
Gravity
Displace
Motor
Drag
Path Follow
Wind
Deflectors Intro
POmniFlect
SOmniFlect
UOmniFlect
SDeflector
Deflector
UDeflector

Space Warps Geometric-Deformable; Modifier-Based

Intro
Free-form Deformations Box
Free-form Deformations Cylinder
Wave
Bomb
Ripple
Conform
Intro to Modifier-Based Space Warps
Bend Space Warp
Taper Space Warp
Noise Space Warp
Twist Space Warp
Skew Space Warp
Stretch Space Warp

Systems standard

Intro
Bones
Sunlight
Ring Array
Biped

Basic Modifiers

Intro
Object Parameters
Object Modifier stack
Modifier Types
Parametric modifiers Bend
Parametric modifiers Taper
Parametric modifiers twist
Parametric modifiers Noise
Parametric modifiers Stretch
Parametric modifiers Squeeze
Parametric modifiers Push
Parametric modifiers Relax
Parametric modifiers Ripple
Parametric modifiers Wave
Parametric modifiers Skew
Parametric modifiers Slice
Parametric modifiers Spherify
Mesh Editing Edit Mesh
Mesh Editing Tessellate
Subdivision Surfaces MeshSmooth
Animation Modifiers Melt
Animation Modifiers Flex
UV Coordinate Modifiers UVW Map
Free Form Deformations FFD(box) or FFD(cyl)

Hierarchy Panel

Intro
Hierarchy panel Pivot button
Hierarchy panel Link Info button
Hierarchy panel IK button

Motion Panel

Intro
Motion Panel Parameters
Motion Panel Trajectories

Utilities Rollout

Intro
Utilities Rollout Asset Browser Button
Utilities rollout Collapse Button
Utilities rollout Color Clipboard Button
Utilities rollout Polygon Counter

First Tutorial - Basic Modeling; Material; Render and Animation

Intro
Basic Modeling Using Standard Primitives
Continuation of Basic Modeling Using Standard Primitives
Continuation of Basic Modeling Using Standard Primitives
Grouping Standard Primitives
Basic Materials
Basic Rendering Environment
Basic the Rendering Tool
Basic Modeling Using Standard Primitives to be Animated
Basic Animation Using Key Frame Animation

Second Tutorial - Intermediate Modeling; Material; Render and Animation

Intro
Intermediate Modeling using Standard Primitives & Preparation of Compound Tools
Adding a Meshsmooth Modifier
Adding Standard Primitives for Compound Modeling
Intermediate Materials
Adding Booleans to the Standard Primitives
Putting Scenes Together
Animating Modifiers
Basic of Track View

3rd Tutorial - Beyond the Basics Modeling; Materials and Animation

Intro
Modeling with Splines
Using the Modifier; Lathe
Raytraced Materials
Modeling with the Lofts
Using Primitives to Finish Off
Sub-object Modeling
Sub-object Materials
Intro to Space Warp Animation
Putting Scenes Together
Adding a Bomb Spacewarp
Setting the Start Frame for the Bomb Spacewarp
Setting the Render Scene for Outputting to a AVI
Animating and Rendering a Particle System

Fourth Tutorial - Material Mapping

Intro to Basic Material Mapping Coordinates and Lighting
Basic Planar Mapping Coordinates
Basic Cylindrical Mapping Coordinates
Basic Spherical Mapping Coordinates
Basic Box Mapping Coordinates
Basic Lighting Intro
Using Target Spot Lights
Using Omni Lights and the ActiveShader
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