This is where you should start. This course introduces you to navigating in 3ds Max, modeling, animating, texturing and lighting a finished scene. You should follow these lessons in sequence, from first to last, before moving to more advanced topics. Please download the source files (328MB).
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3ds Max is software for 3D modelling, animation, rendering and visualisation. It allows you to create stunning game environments, design visualisations and virtual reality experiences.
The UV Unwrapping tool is a great tool to leverage when conventional mapping methods for projecting textures on a 3D model are no longer sufficient. Or simply when a model is too complex for simple planar, cylindrical or spherical projections. Please download the source files (6.6MB)
Material texture can include information from bitmap images, as well as bump maps for a 3D effect. In this 3ds Max tutorial series, learn how to use Blended Box Map to project maps onto an object in a way that doesn’t require complex UV Mapping and blend between projection directions to eliminate hard seams.