"An excellent book for beginners as well as advanced 3ds Max users. A valuable reference that covers everything you'd want to know." --Andre Surya, Award-winning Digital Artist A favorite of 3ds Max artists from beginners to pros! Why is 3ds Max Bible a perennial bestselling favorite? Because whether you're a beginner looking for a tutorial to get you up to speed your first day or an expert needing a reference to Max's advanced features, it's all here. Loaded with advice, professional tips, and more than 150 step-by-step lessons, this is the most comprehensive reference-tutorial on 3ds Max on the market, and the one you'll turn to again and again. * Organize and blend sequences with the new Animation Layers feature * Explore Sun and Sky, Car Paint, and other new mental ray shaders * Combine and divide objects with ProBoolean and ProCutter * Create more accurate dynamic animations with updated reactor tools * Add greater realism with enhanced and integrated hair and fur tools * Reference objects, materials, and controllers with XRef Animate a dancing cartoon moose Isolate mapping surfaces with the Quick Planar map button Add realistic motion to your model's hairstyle What's on the DVD? You'll find before-and-after example files for every tutorial in the book. The DVD also includes: * Models and textures to customize for your own designs * Rendered AVI files of animations used in the tutorials * All the Max files for every tutorial * Adobe tryout versions of After Effects(r), Photoshop(r) CS2, Illustrator(r) CS2, and Premiere Pro System Requirements: See the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.