Welcome to the Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Essentials Courseware.
If you are new to 3ds Max, you’ll find that this book has been written with you in mind. The material contained within this volume takes you from a raw beginner to a seasoned professional using 3ds Max confidently in a production environment.
This courseware manual was designed primarily for use in an instructor-led classroom, while providing complete instructions so that individuals can also use the material to learn on their own. Since a variety of instructors in a multitude of learning environments use this material, flexibility was built into its design. The manual comprises five chapters: Getting Started, Modeling, Animation, Materials & Mapping and Rendering.