3ds Max Design Architectural Visualization: For Intermediate Users

Hardcover | October 13, 2011

byBrian L. SmithEditorBrian L. Smith

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Learn time-saving techniques and tested production-ready tips for maximum speed and efficiency in creating professional-level architectural visualizations in 3ds Max. Move from intermediate to an advanced level with specific and comprehensive instruction with this collaboration from nine different authors from around the world. Get their experience and skills in this full-color book, which not only teaches more advanced features, but also demonstrates the practical applications of those features to get readers ready for a real production environment. Fully updated for the most recent version of 3ds Max.

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Learn time-saving techniques and tested production-ready tips for maximum speed and efficiency in creating professional-level architectural visualizations in 3ds Max. Move from intermediate to an advanced level with specific and comprehensive instruction with this collaboration from nine different authors from around the world. Get their experience and skills in this full-color book, which not onl...

Brian L. Smith has worked since 1997 as a CAD manager and animation specialist in architectural, engineering, and landscaping firms. Since 2001, he has led his own company specializing in the production of architectural animations and renderings in 3ds max. He is the cofounder of 3DAS and CGschool, where he teaches. Brian is also an active-duty member of the armed forces.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10.43 × 7.52 × 0.98 inPublished:October 13, 2011Publisher:Focal PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240821076

ISBN - 13:9780240821078

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Working with Architectural Drawings,
Chapter 1: Reading Architectural Drawings,
Chapter 2 Preparing AutoCAD Linework for 3ds Max; Part 2: Creating Building Elements,
Chapter 3: Creating Walls, Windows, & Doors (Part 1),
Chapter 4: Creating Walls, etc. (Part 2),
Chapter 5: Creating Roofs,
Chapter 6: Creating Furniture; Part 3: Creating Site Elements,
Chapter 7: Creating 2D Sites,
Chapter 8: Creating 3D Sites,
Chapter 9: Creating Backgrounds;
Chapter 10: Creating Vegetation; Part 4: mental ray,
Chapter 11: Introduction to mental ray,
Chapter 12: Global Illumination,
Chapter 13: Lighting Strategies with mental ray,
Chapter 14: mental ray Materials; Part 5: Advanced Visualization Techniques,
Chapter 15: Unwrap UVW,
Chapter 16: Advanced Animation and Effects,
Chapter 17: Photoshop Techniques for Visualization; Part 6: Efficient 3D Workflow,
Chapter 18: The Animation Process,
Chapter 19: Managing System Resources;
Appendixes: Appendix A-K