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3ds Max Modeling Fundamentals

by Joshua Kinney

This course will use a project-based approach as it covers the basics of modeling, some of the most commonly used tools, and some of the best time-saving tips and techniques when it comes to modeling in 3ds Max.

What you'll learn

In this course, 3ds Max Modeling Fundamentals, you'll learn plenty of tips and tricks and the fundamentals of some of the most commonly used tools for 3ds Max, all taught in a project-based approach. First, you'll begin by looking at the various types of geometry available to you, and you'll learn how to organize your model into hierarchies and keep your scene clean and efficient. Next, you'll take a look at several modeling tools including polygon modeling tools like Extrude and the Swift Loop tool for adding resolution, spline modeling techniques to create smooth surfaces, and many other tools and techniques as well. Finally, you'll take a look at using a smoothing or subdivision workflow and use modifiers to help shape your models. After watching this course, you'll have a better understanding of how these tools work together, and you'll be able to create your own modeling solutions and come up with a workflow that's comfortable for you.

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About the author

Joshua is a devoted games author at Pluralsight. For years Joshua has been a key author behind Digital-Tutors' (now a Pluralsight company) popular game engine training. As a kid, he had a passion for playing video games, which eventually developed into a fascination with the process of game creation. The question of "How'd they do that?" led Joshua on a quest to learn to make these games himself. Ever since then, Joshua has devoted his life to creating games, as well as teaching others to build ... more

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