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Artist Guide to Motion Graphics: Part 2
 
 
Posted: Nov 05, 2012
Published by: the area
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Software: Autodesk 3ds Max
Category: General
Skill: Intermediate
 
Tutorial Steps
1Using mental ray materials
2Using 3ds Max particles to create sparks
3Getting acquainted with State Sets in 3ds Max
4Additional Links
 

In collaboration with Autodesk, Digital-Tutors is excited to teach you about some of the powerful new tools found in 3ds Max, and explaining how these tools can be incorporated into a motion graphics project. We will start by looking at storyboards and animatics of the final project. From there, we will learn how to set up lights and materials for our scene inside of 3ds Max, we will learn how to use particles to create dynamic effects such as sparks for our project, and we will spend several lessons discussing the new State Set feature, which is a powerful new system for creating and managing your render passes within 3ds Max. We will also learn how this State Set tool allows for the seamless transfer of rendered passes, 3D cameras, lights, and helper objects from 3ds Max directly into After Effects. From here, we will learn how to use helper objects from 3ds Max to quickly create 3D layers in After Effects, we will use 3D nulls to drive 2D effects like lens flares and glows, and we will learn how Maxscripting and expressions can be used to create highly customized procedural animation effects within 3ds Max.

Using mental ray materials

In this tutorial we will discuss the workflows used to create the materials for this project.

Using 3ds Max particles to create sparks

In this tutorial we will use SuperSpray particles in 3ds Max to add dynamic sparks to the scene.

Getting acquainted with State Sets in 3ds Max

In this tutorial we will take an introductory look at the new State Sets feature in 3ds Max.

Additional Links

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Posted by free-d on Jan 03, 2013 at 09:15 AM
very nice and useful tutorial. But why the video have that terrible definition, most of the text is unreadable.
it is like that because is free tutorial????
Posted by Artnoldy on Nov 22, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Thanks yall.
Posted by a-majm on Nov 12, 2012 at 06:06 AM
thanks alot