Excellent archive of useful effects,
By A Customer
This review is from: 3D Studio MAX 2 Effects Magic (Paperback)
After flipping through the book the first thing I did was to look at all the example animations on the included CD.
90% were very impressive, (The water effects are especialy good.) However, some of the tutorials that talk about a "realistic" look are anything but, "Mushroom Cloud" for one, it just looks comical.
The best thing about the book is its screen shot approach and step by step tutorials. Even an expert will find it invaluable.
The only other down side is its rather hefty price tag.