3D Studio MAX 2 Effects Reference is a comprehensive special effects resource for experienced users. The average busy animator doesnt have a lot of time to waste wading through detailed explanations of the software targeted at lower-level users-thisMore3D Studio MAX 2 Effects Reference is a comprehensive special effects resource for experienced users.
The average busy animator doesnt have a lot of time to waste wading through detailed explanations of the software targeted at lower-level users-this book gets right to the point by providing the basic recipes for creating stunning effects. Each effect is presented in simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated. Users will be able to create the effects, then place them in their own scenes and animations.
Since 90% of the R& D is completed, the animator is free to spend time tweaking the effect to his or her taste rather than trying to invent it from scratch.This approach is unique to the industry. The user base has progressed to a level where many users are above the hand-holding tutorials and instead need a collection of short how-tos and examples of real world techniques that they can plug into their work.3D Studio MAX 2 Effects Reference contains over 100 effects which are categorized into logical sections for easy reference, such as:-- Water Surfaces: crashing waves, moonlit ocean, violent rapids, drain vortex-- Space Effects: asteroid fields, solar flares, super nova explosion-- Cloud Dynamics: cumulus clouds, ominous clouds-- Terrestrial Storms: tornado, thunderstorm, blizzard-- Dramatic Fog: rolling swamp fog, morning mist-- Mass Destruction: atomic bomb detonation, mushroom cloud, shockwave, volcanic eruption, earthquake-- Pyrotechnics: fireworks, welding sparks, rocket engine glow, lasers-- Underwater Ambiance: murky, flood lights, glowing beacons, dancing light rays,-- Every Day Forces: smoke and steam, glass, fizz, drippingwax, footprints, jello matter, curtains blowing in the wind