The bestselling 3ds Max book ever, now updated for the latest version 3ds Max is the world's most popular animation modeling and rendering software used to create 80 percent of commercially available video games, including those for Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's Playstation 3, and Nintendo's Wii. It is an expensive, intricate program that can take years to thoroughly master. As the ultimate comprehensive reference and tutorial on 3ds Max, this guide contains in-depth coverage of every aspect of 3ds Max and explores the newest features that the latest version has to offer. You'll learn to master the complexities of 3ds Max under the guidance of 3D expert Kelly Murdock. Includes in-depth detail on all the latest features for veterans of earlier versions of 3ds Max from 3D expert Kelly Murdock Shares expert advice, timesaving techniques, and more than 150 step-by-step tutorials Features a 16-page, full-color insert with inspiring examples of cutting-edge 3ds Max art Bonus DVD contains all the examples from the book, unique models and textures that you can customize on your own, and a searchable, full-color version of the book A Quick Start chapter shows you how to create an exciting animation on your very first day with the software so you can dive in and get started immediately. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.