3ds Max Tutorials for Beginners

Welcome to our 3ds Max beginner tutorials. Here you will learn 3D modeling, texturing, animation, UVW unwrapping, Vray and Mental Ray rendering.

Autodesk 3ds Max (Formerly named 3D Studio Max), is a 3D modeling computer graphics and animation software. Good for creating 3D models and applying textures and materials. It is used by game developers, TV and movie animation. 3ds Max is also good for rendering still 3D images.

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  • 24 3ds Max Modeling Tutorials Especially for the Beginner 25beginWelcome to our 24 tutorials on beginner modeling in 3ds Max round up. These free tutorials were carefully selected for the beginner in mind, but a few of the tutorials will be a challenge even for intermediate and advanced 3ds Max users. Some tutorials are short and to the point, well others ...
  • 3ds Max Character Clothing Tutorial shirt100In this 3ds Max tutorial we will create a simple t-shirt for a character model. We have supplied a “human_figure.obj” file for you to import your model. So all this tutorial is going to focus on is creating a garment (t-shirt) and using modifiers to make it easy to wrap ...
  • FumeFX Explosion in 3ds Max FumeFX_100FumeFx is a powerful plug-in for 3ds Max and Maya. You can create very realistic explosions, fire and smoke animations with real-time physics. It supports 3ds Max Particle Flow, and Space Warps and Mental Ray as well. There are so many awesome parameters to experiment with as well as the ability ...
  • Make Animated Fire in 3ds Max fire_100In this 3ds Max fire tutorial, learn how to animate fire effects like a fire pit and flaming torches. This feature is built into 3ds Max, and there is no need for an expensive plug-in. It’s easy to do if you can find “Atmospheric Apparatus” settings. Basically you pick a “Gizmo” ...
  • 3ds Max Cloth Tutorial – Flag Simulation 3dsFlag_100This is a cool tutorial on creating a Flag animation in 3ds Max. We do this by modeling a simple Flag and pole. Then applying the Garment Maker modifier and increasing the density of it (more geometry). We need to do this so the flag has enough geometry to wave ...
  • Make it Rain with 3ds Max Particle Flow rain_100Creating this 3ds Max rain tutorial was fairly easy. Basically, I just set up two plane objects, one smaller and above the bottom. Then I open the Particle View in 3ds Max for editing events. I can set the position and speed of the particle flow (rain and rain drops), set ...
  • Render 3ds Max Materials in Mental Ray MRM_100 This tutorial is continued from Mental Ray Lights and Camera. Check it out for details on lights and camera setup. Scroll to the bottom for the other tutorials in this series. Applying and rendering Mental Ray Materials for 3ds Max is easy once you finish reading this tutorial. You will ...
  • 3ds Max Lighting Tutorial using Mental Ray carlights100This tutorial continues from the last one which starts here. And the next tutorial starts here. They are all about car modeling in 3ds Max, and all the different aspects like Mental Ray lighting and camera setup that we will discuss below. Lighting setups in 3ds Max using 3D models in ...
  • 3ds Max Grass, Sky & Sun Environment in Mental Ray Grass100A tutorial on how to make a grass and realistic sky environment with Mental Ray in 3ds Max. Cool sun and halo effects. First, you will create a Plane object, and then add a Noise modifier. On top of that apply a Hair and Fur modifier. This will be used to ...
  • A Reactor 3ds Max Animation Tutorial fracture1003ds Max Reactor is a toolset that animators use to simulate realistic physics in an animation scene. For this 3ds max animation tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic fracture and making it real with Materials and Lighting. This animation will be of a steel ball falling on a rock ...

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3ds Max Tutorials for Beginners was last modified: January 28th, 2016 by TBY