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Advanced 3ds max 5 Modeling & Animating [Paperback]

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3ds max is the revolutionary new application that provides to computer graphics professionals with advanced tools for character animation, next generation game development, and visual effects production. In this comprehensive reference, users are taken from modeling a still-life scene to animating photo-realistic and fantasy characters in a variety of organic and mechanical backgrounds. Users are shown not only how to perform an action, but which actions should be used in a variety of situations. Important tasks such as creating seamless texture and modeling a person's head are demonstrated, and special attention is given to the software's functionality. Also included are techniques to develop the efficiency and productivity of routine work.

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Pages   450
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.34" Width: 7.42" Height: 0.98"
Weight:   1.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2003
Publisher   A-List Publishing
ISBN  1931769168  
ISBN13  9781931769167  

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More About Boris Kulagin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Boris Kulagin is a computer game developer and a 3D-training consultant in the RealTime School. He is the author of "3ds max 4.0: From Objects to Animation," "3ds max 7 Animation with Character Studio 4 and Plug-Ins," and "Advanced 3ds max 5 Modeling and Animating,"

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Very Good tool  Dec 26, 2006
Detailed overview on strucuring in computer enviroment for the creation of
images whether they be human form or objects and machinery as well as the use of light affects such as ray tracng and fogs for affects and a long list of apps that work with it to do a complete animated or special efects film,many products mentioned are not avilable any longer though,similes may be found elsewheres.A complete handbook for endusers of such needs as film special effects and fine tuning of imagery in film or video.
Money for old rope  Mar 15, 2004
This book says "advanced modelling and animation". The modelling and animation examples in this book are of a beginner's standard and poorly executed. The tutorials are utterly uninspirational and lacking any creativity. The demo files on the accompanying CD are, frankly, embarassing. Why would you want to follow a tutorial that produces such a substandard result?
I find it offensive that an author can exploit the ambition of a novice - providing nothing but empty promises.
Free tutorials on the internet are by far the most diverse and useful resource available to an emerging modeller and animator.
Pure Power  Mar 10, 2004
This book reads like a "Secrets of the master's revealed." Yes, it assumes you know whats what, but if you do know what is what, then there is really no other book available. It took me the better half of 60 days to work this journey, but you come out bigger and bolder than ever on the other side. If you are dedicated and put in the hard time, this book will take you to a pro status. My eyes were once closed, now after reading this book, they are wide open. I can only hope that the great Mr. Kuligan and his associates write another book that covers the few untouched features of 3DS MAX that he did not address in this book . A true must-own for any aspiring 3d artist lying in wait....
i'm sure there one better than this  Mar 2, 2004
I'm following the first proyect of the book, wich is the largest, and aplies many modeling techniques, and animation tools too, plus a little texturing. i won't denied it, it's a very prectical book, but I just get that sensation, that there has to be a better one, I don't expect to cover all the program tool, but if it says advanced modeling and animating, so I expect some great modeling techniques, and great animation tips too.
The book itself consist in two big proyects, where you finally get two animations, as the result of a extensive use of many tools. The rest of the book it's filled up with some quick tutorials, that are not very different from that ones found on the web.
In conclusion, I would expect a more modling and animating dedicated book, and not a book trying to teach you a little of everything without getting in depth in anything.

PD: If you are used to those step by step tutorial books, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK, it sometimes skip steps in the proyect, like assuming you already know how to reach the next step.

Could be better  Feb 12, 2004
I recently bought Advanced 3ds max 5 Modeling & Animating
by Boris Kulagin, and in my opinion, i am advanced but this book is written for complete Pro's. Within 15 minutes of starting the first project i was already confused about how something got there, i followed the instructions exactly and even started again to see if i missed something and the same thing happened at the same bit. On one page you would have what you have and then you turn over and theres a completely different section. Later on in the book when i tried another project, again i got lost about something magically appearing, its as if i have several pages missing in the middle of a project. This book is VERY advanced and maybe more, you must have magical powers to know whats going on sometimes. I have read other books that are better in explanation, this book could have been better with about 100 pages more just to give those extra few sentances on whats happening. If you plan on buying this book its advised to get the previous book "3DS max 4: objects to animation" as there are many references to it throughout. The CD provided has a few useful plugins etc, but thats the best bit about this book. In honest truth to you i would shop around for another title. Espeacially if you are a begginer.

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