Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray, Second Edition by Roger Cusson and Jamie Cardoso is a highly recommended book for experienced users in modeling. The book jumps straight into the practicality of the subject so you must have experience in this field if you want to get out the most from it.
It is a perfect recommendation for architects and architecture students. Its shows you step by step and in a very clear manner how to render architectural scenes using mental ray in 3ds Max. Programs in general are quite difficult to get a hang of and there always seems to be a point of frustration with all books, this particular book tries to tackle these feelings by using a lot of images and all sorts of marks that will help you follow through the examples with success and a smile, or at least without a frown.
We hope you enjoy it and find it useful!
Tutorial-Index recommended Reading for December is “Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature (2nd Edition)” by Matt Kloskowski’s. This is the second edition of a very successful Photoshop book that deals with all the major applications of layers. The Chapters cover: Layer Basics, Blending Layers, Adjustment Layers, Layer Masks, Type and Shape Layers, Enhancing Photos with Layers.
Tutorial-Index recommended Reading of the Month is “Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: a professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC”, we believe that this book is for people with some Photoshop experience, even though the book does review the basics and then goes deeper into a wide variety of techniques aimed at photographers or graphic designers.
Marty Eveningn the author is himself a professional photographer and an experienced writer in the subject of Photoshop. The book is like an encyclopaedia on Photoshop, it guides you through all aspects of the software, don’t expect to read it in one go, it is a guide and will be most useful when you have a picture in mind and an idea of what you would like to do with it. We hope you find our recommendation interesting, “Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: a professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC”, is a very handy resource to have on your bookshelf.
Tutorial-Index.com recommended Reading of the Month is “Introducing 3ds Max 9: 3D for Beginners”, a comprehensive starters guide to 3ds Max 9. An especially attractive book for those of you who dislike computer programming books that make the whole experience a drag, this book is easy to understand and simple to follow. It also comes with a CD with great exercises to put your new knowledge to test. Have a sneak preview in amazon.com.
We know that 3ds Max can be daunting for beginners, many of our Tutorial-Index.com followers anticipate the 3ds Max tutorials that we publish on a weekly basis. It is therefore our wish to help you access the best available tools in the market and become an expert with this program. We hope that this book will help you tackle common problems and will provide you with the knowledge needed to pass on to more sophisticated 3D designs.
“Introducing 3ds Max 9: 3D for Beginners” is our first recommendation within the new section called “Recommended Reading”, we hope you enjoy it and keep reading us for upcoming recommendations by Tutorial-Index.com.