Introduction to Modeling in 3ds Max 2009

Learn a fundamental workflow to Polygon, NURBS, and Splined-based modeling and time-saving techniques to creatively utilizing the robust tools available in 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max 2009 and up (required to open project files).
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
October 6, 2008
Duration
4h 10m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
October 6, 2008
Duration
4h 10m
Description

Learn a fundamental workflow to Polygon, NURBS, and Splined-based modeling and time-saving techniques to creatively utilizing the robust tools available in 3ds Max. Contains nearly 4 hours of self-paced training for artists new to modeling in 3ds Max and experienced artists seeking a refresher. Popular highlights include: NURBS Workflow; Polygon Workflow; Splines and Patches Workflow; Scene Organization with Layers; Smoothing Methods; Working with Sub-objects; Sub-object Selection Methods; Adding Viewport Background Images; Scale Deformation; Cloning Geometry and Shapes; Mirroring Geometry; Sweep Modifier; Shell Modifier; Symmetry Modifier; Surface Modifier; FFD Modifiers; Lathe Modifier; Modifier Stack; Moving Pivot Points; Transforming Geometry and Shapes; Modifying Creation Parameters; Creating Booleans; Attaching and Detaching Objects; Welding Vertices; Rendering and Viewing Curves; HSDS Modifier for Subdivision Surfaces. Software required: 3ds Max 2009 and up (required to open project files).

About the author
About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist.

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