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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title., 18 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: 3ds Max Modeling for Games: Volume II: Insider's Guide to Stylized Modeling: 2 (Paperback)
Well as the title of the book claims its about 3ds Max Modelling for Games, I readily bought this book having been impressed by volume 1 in the series by the same author. To my disbelief when I finally got it and opened this book, I saw that the greater part of the book's modelling tutorials are done using Maya. This left me feeling cheated somehow and incredibly annoyed as I wanted to learn how to do such stylized modelling using 3ds Studio Max and not using Maya! This then will force those of us not familiar with Maya to download its trial version and try to complete the tutorials under pressure in the time period OR adapt each tutorial to 3ds Max which is what the book is supposed to be using in the first place! This is not as straightforward/quick as it might seem, as the products have a different GUI/ look and feel! However as a 'compensation' I guess for not teaching you in the product you'd expect from the title, the book does devote a section on how to model the same character in.....ZBrush! Annoying!
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Initial post: 27 Feb 2012 14:42:29 GMT
Hello, whilst most of the chapters are indeed 3ds max, there are 2 Maya chapters and a Zbrush chapter too.

These were included to give the reader a basic grounding in the other software, which is essential for anyone wanting to get into professional 3D modelling, games, TV or film work.

Rather than having to buy 3 books, this one gives you the basics in Maya and Zbrush and a number of projects to complete in 3ds Max, as well as lots of concept art for you to continue your development in any software you choose.

The online forum at www.3d-for-games.com/forum is also available for readers to submit work, ask questions, collaborate on games and film projects and so much more.

So unfortunately no, this isn't just a 3ds max book - it's a lot more!

Posted on 17 Oct 2013 18:16:47 BDT
M. Simpson says:
Hi GPU - totally agree - I bought the first book and was looking forward to the second. Utter waste of money if you are looking for tuition in 3dsMax. The book looks like the author had bits of stuff hanging around and decided to cash in on 3D novices ignorance. There is much better stuff out there for free. Anyone want a free book?
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