Have you ever dreamt how Optimus Prime from TRANSFORMERS look so realistic , how the animation of PIXAR is so pragmatic ?
Why these HOLLYWOOD people manage to produce such a high quality graphics for their work? Is there something magical with them, perhaps yes, they have with them the best team of computer artistic with their powerful software.
AUTODESK 3DS MAX is one of the software which is widely used in film industries. It is one of the most powerful tools which could transform your creative ideas into your movie screen and animations. Even if you are not a good programmer you can smoothly start with 3ds max to run you creative ideas.
To start with 3ds max you have to create a basic 3d structure for your object , this process is known as MODELING , there are various (plane box) modeling technique provided by 3DS to convert your simple 2D image into 3D model . For this you need to have top view, side view, front view of the model (I know its scaring 1st Yr Engg. Drawing again .. phew..!!)
After creating your basic 3D structure, you apply rigging to your object , which means to define your object movements and prepare your object for animation and finally apply animation to it. There are many steps involved in this process before you get you final output which involves adding UV to your object, rendering your scenes ,enveloping your geometry, inverse kinetics and there are much more to explore as you become familiar with 3DS MAX.
There are various tools and technique available in 3DS MAX which provide you the above process. When you start using 3DS MAX you will explore more about tools and technique
The software itself costs around $3800/yr. But not to worry!!! Where there is will there is a way!!! AUTODESK STUDENT provides free software to students with 3 year license.
And Digital Tutors is one of the best place to learn make stunning movies, games…
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So just go download your 3DS MAX, start watching the tutorials & let you imagination come out into your’s laptop screens.