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Getting Started with the Freeform Modeling Tools in 3ds Max

by Justin Marshall

In this course, we will learn about the Freeform Modeling Tools using a variety of examples. Software required: 3ds Max 2010 and up.

What you'll learn

In this course, we will learn about the Freeform Modeling Tools using a variety of examples in 3ds Max, part of the Graphite Modeling Tools set, and how you can use those tools to quickly shape your models and create custom topology. Some of the highlights of the course include using the Paint Deform tools to quickly sculpt your models, creating custom geometry that conforms to existing surfaces, and building geometry from the ground up using Step Build. Upon completion, you'll have a complete understanding of the Freeform tools and how you can put them to use. Using the Graphite Modeling Tools in 3ds Max is a highly recommended complement to this course and will help you get a better look at all of the available tools. Software required: 3ds Max 2010 and up.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story, and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials, and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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