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Well worth the price
on 20 May 2010
Having only bought this book the other day I knew two things:
1. Firstly that I am only adequate with computers and not much better, having a basic knowledge of photoshop I can usually find my way into getting where I need by following instructions
2. That I knew absolutely NOTHING about 3DS max, having only downloaded the new student version for 2011 a few days beforehand.
It was with these two things in mind that I set out to find a book that would not only teach me how to help push artistic skills into the world of 3D modelling, but also familiarise me with a terrifyingly complex program.
This book has done (so far as I have not completed all the tutorials yet!) exactly what it promised. The tutorials are easy to follow and very rewarding for the amount of time that you need to assign to them (around 30 mins - 1 hour). For anyone who has so far commented that it is too difficult to work through for the 3Ds max novice, I would suggest working your way more slowly through the tutorials. I say this because small details can easily be ommitted which result in an unsatisfactory final result with no obvious explanation.
Overall a great buy and product and the CD which comes with it, along with the textures supplied for the tutorials constitute a very effective system of learning