Inside 3D Studio MAX 2 is a complete tutorial, reference, and production guide to creating professional-quality 3D graphics and animation with MAX 2. Users will learn how to enhance, clarify, and add realism to animation, in addition to picking up tricks used by the industry's top 3D professionals. This book also provides a complete overview of the new features and improvements of Release 2, including a detailed section on NURBS, the new modeler. Users will master professional techniques by practicing dozens of detailed tutorials and exercises, and reviewing hundreds of illustrations, all of which are supplemented by models, textures, and plug-in demos on the book's CD-ROM. Inside 3D Studio MAX 2 takes users beyond the basics found in the documentation by teaching techniques and strategies needed to create high-quality, professional work.