Getting Started with 3ds Max 2013 - a video guide

The video series isfinished and ready for sale though our site. This course, recorded by both Randi and Dariush, gives a thorough reference for beginners in using Autodesk 3ds Max. The first of 3 in a series, this set covers the basics from the User Interface to modeling techniques and tools.

This first part contains close to 4 hours of videos, wonderfully assembled into bite sized chunks allowing you to reference and learn the parts as you need, or to follow the entire course start to finish.

In this course, we introduce you to this multifaceted software, starting with the interface and how to navigate it. Once you’re comfortable getting around 3ds Max, you’ll learn how to use its many tools to make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more. All of this is presented in the context of a hands-on project where you create a model of an alarm clock.

Learning Autodesk Maya 2013 - A Video Introduction

The video series completed with Ellery Connell through is now on sale. This video is a full survey of Maya and makes for a great introduction to all the different workflows in Maya. YOu can also use the videos as a reference on particular tools or workflows. The way video2brain sets it up is quite nice, where you can pick andchoose the content you're most interested it, and be greeted with an informative and easy to follow 6-9 minute video that gives you the ins and outs of a particular introductory topic and gets you comfortable in Maya very quickly.

This video series contains over 8 hours long of bite-sized professionally edited videos organized into 10 chapters from modeling to rendering with mental ray. Pick upi the basics of what you want to know in no time and be on your way to creating your own work in Autodesk Maya 2013.

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Learning Autodesk Maya 2013: Three-Point Lighting


Learning Autodesk Maya 2013: mental ray Area Light and Decay Rates


introducing autodesk maya 2013


Here are what some people have said about the Introducing Maya series in Amazon reviews:

"Perfect book - from beginner to intermediate level."

"If you are new to Maya, then this is a must-buy."

"This is an amazing book. It is writen in an easy to read style."

"I love the book! Very detailed explanations!"

"An excellent book, I recommend it to everyone who initiates in the 3D universe."

This is the ninth edition of the Introducing Maya series that began about 10 years ago with Introducing Maya 5 when realised Dariush heneeded a text to use for his Maya classes. Since then, it has gone through many incarnations and versions, growing from 336 pages to 648!

This book takes you through the entire Maya experience: modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, rendering, particles and dynamics.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 essentials

Here are what some people have said about the 3ds Max Essentials series in Amazon reviews:

"My son loves it. Watch out Pixar!"

"... I thought this book did a great job of laying out the essentials."

"...if you want to get your feet wet with 3d Studio Max, in it's broad variety of potential applications and potential, check out this book."

"This book gave me a great start into the world of 3D."

"Easy to read and the tutorials are designed to use all the essential skills needed to create elaborate and detailed models and animations.I highly recommend this book."

This is the sixth edition of the 3ds Max Essentials/Introducing 3ds Max series that began about 5 years ago with Introducing 3ds Max 9. Since then, it has changed formats to a more concise full color book with the Essential series.

This book takes you through the entire 3ds Max experience: modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, and rendering.



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