HOW TOcheatIN 3ds Max
The truth about cheating
The word cheat has an interesting history. In its original meaning, it described
the passing of an inheritance to someone other than one’s heirs. This definition has
come up through the ages to mean getting something dishonestly, or getting things
by tricks or good luck.
In this book, you’ll learn shortcuts to make 3ds Max do amazing things without
having to learn it all from scratch, and thus make your own good luck as an artist.
There are some very thick books out there that cover every possible tool in 3ds
Max—in fact, I’ve written a few of them myself—but this is not one of them. If you
want to get the job done in the least possible time while making your clients (or
your boss) happy, then this is the book for you.
The “cheats” in this book were all gleaned from real-world jobs and projects,
where the client wanted something done in three days, not three months or even
three weeks. I learned most of this through trial and error, and eventually developed
my own bag of tricks. With this book, I’ve opened the bag and spilled out the
Enjoy your inheritance.