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3DS Max Knowledge or Tutorials?

Postby Colin on Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:39 am

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone here had any knowledge of 3DS Max or knew of any good tutorials I could get for it.

I know how to use Maya, and have been using that for a few years, but this new job I got requires that I learn 3DS ASAP. The interface looks really familiar but I'm just having a hard time familiarizing myself with the tools and options. I'll be using it for modeling purposes, so if anyone'd be open to answer some questions that'd be great.

Thanks.
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Postby CENOBITE on Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:49 am

Oh dear god, NO. I am just now learning MAYA and it is soooo easy. Max, on the other hand, I have tried to 'grasp' for the past 5 years and totally suck at it. The way it is laid out is so un-intuitive to be utterly fustrating. Maya puts the most important stuff in the user's face. Max treats everyting the same, from the most unused to the most... so it's hard to figure out. Maya is for artists and Max is for bored coders who want to pretend to be artists. Maya is a hot brunette who wants to have as much fun as you, and Max is a religious nut who will make it as hard for you to have fun as humanly possible.

Maya, you learn hotkeys (like spacebar and alt, shift and ctrl) at the beginning. Max, all I used was the letter "I" to center the screen to where I pointed. Oh, and Max's "help" tutorials will help... but only so much. I still to this day have no idea how to UV unwrap in Max. however, it looks really easy in Maya.

Good luck.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:34 am

Hey Paisan, the Dino, he donna know about a the 3DS Max, eh? I leave a that to a the putzes inna the CG department... However, inna the past, the Dino, he has a been a known a to dabble with a the Hash Animation Master, eh? Anna there was a the lots of a the online forums that a you could a participate in anna ask a the questions anna download a the sample models anna tutorials anna such. A quick a search from a the Google "3DS Max Forum" give a me this:

http://www.maxforums.org/

http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/3DS-MAX/1

http://www.max-realms.com/modules/newbb/

Something to try, eh?
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Postby Crayotic Rockwell on Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:41 am

I took one brief look at MAYA and didn't even know what I was lookin at.. When looking at 3D packages over the years, the general concensus I've always come across was that Maya has a really steep learning curve, but will give you better results (with less trouble) at the end, whereas Max is much easier to pick up, but it's still very much on the lower end of things

Of course this was all a couple of years back.

For tutorials, I'd suggest

http://www.3dtotal.com

^ they got a complete tutorial, called "Joan Of Arc" which takes you through every step possible, from a blank screen to a fully modeled, textured, and skinned character

course, any tutorial you find, you're probably gonna have over-come changes between versions they used and the ones you are
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Postby The Garbage Man on Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:06 am

Crayotic Rockwell wrote:When looking at 3D packages over the years...


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Postby Crayotic Rockwell on Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:48 am

That's not 3D.. I believe you're alluding to PVC packages, as we call them in the lifestyle community.
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Postby Colin on Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:13 am

Thanks a lot guys, I'm starting to get the hang of it.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:04 pm

I would also recommend http://forums.cgsociety.org/ which has application specific forums such as http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=6
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Postby sleepflower on Tue May 02, 2006 4:49 am

If you go to the autodesk site and join the official 3ds max user forum, you will get an awful lot of help, I think http://support.dicreet.com will get you so far to it. The peopl ethere are wonderful. I have a coupl eof books, and the best by far is title 3ds max fundamentals, recomended by most max artists.

also www.3dbuzz.com is fantastic, loads of free video tutorials, seperated by catagory.

The built in tutorials to the package are a great styart, I think somewhere there is one about moving from maya to max. Give them a call, or your local reseller (I use www.freehand.co.uk) As the company now own both.

Download the demo (completely unrestricted for 14 days) with all the tutorials.

If you need any more info, PM me, especially if you are stuck, I may be able to help.
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Re: 3DS Max Knowledge or Tutorials?

Postby atlanttida on Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:25 am

Hello,

i understand that you are looking for good 3ds max tutorials...i've recently discovered a very nice site with lots of good tutorials http://www.freeitsolutions.com/3ds/ you can use the search to find everything you like; they also have a database with free 3d models and

i just saw that the site has other categories flash, photoshop and some oracle free stuff

hope u find this usefull

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Re: 3DS Max Knowledge or Tutorials?

Postby lomaany on Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:47 am

The games are not working properly & 3d max rendering is not very fast may I know the reason? System configure Intel Core 2 quad processor, Intel mother board, 4 GB ram, 300 GB hard disk cap. Nvidia 8400gs graphic card. Please help me.
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