Are you an artist ready to try your hand at 3ds Max 8? Beginning Game Art in 3ds Max 8 gives you the skills you need to hit the ground running, covering the basics of this amazing program. It is filled with step-by-step instructions and sample projects from actual games. Fine-tune your new skills as you learn to build objects, environments, and characters. You will also learn the basics of rigging and animating your game characters. Using this book's hands-on approach, you'll jump right in and begin creating your own art using the amazing features of 3ds Max 8.
About the Author
Les Pardew was born and grew up in Idaho. His home town was a small farming community where he learned the benefits of hard work. His graduating high school class only numbered 33 individuals. From this small beginning Les has grown to become a recognized leader in interactive entertainment.
Les Pardew is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years of industry experience. His artwork includes film and video production, magazine and book illustration and more than 100 video game titles.
Les started his career in video games doing animation for Magic Johnson Fast Break Basketball for the Commodore 64, He went on to help create several major games including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Star Wars, Wrestle Mania, NCAA Basketball, Stanley Cup Hockey, Jack Nicholas Golf , Where in the World/USA is Carman Sandiego, Starcraft Broodwars, Rainbow six and Cyber Tiger Woods Golf to name a few.
Les is an accomplished teacher having taught numerous art and business courses including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University¿s Marriott School of Management. Dan Whittington launched his career in the video game world of 2D and 3D modeling and animation at Sculptured Software, where he worked on such titles as Mortal Kombat, MechWarrior, Turok, NBA Jam, WrestleMania, War Zone, Combat Medic, Snow Cross 2, and Need for Speed 2. Whittington is the owner of IMAGE Art & Design and also teaches at SLCC as an adjunct instructor.