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25+ 3D Studio Max Best of Tutorials & Resources

March 4th, 2009

Creating 3D visualization rendering autodesk 3ds Max software, brings not only the look and feel for the image, but also helps to visualize the design in reality. This full-featured 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and effects solution is used to produce stunning interior & exterior 3D visualization rendering, top-selling games and award-winning film and video content.

In this post, we want to showcase 25 great 3DS Max tutorials around for all levels covering modeling, materials, lighting and animation in 3DSMax. You will find full-featured 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and effects solution that should appeal to all users from beginners all the way to the most seasoned and advanced users of 3DS Max.

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1. Interior Lighting by using Mental Ray (Video Tutorial)

In this 12 minutes video tutorial will explain you how to use Sunlight, Skylight in the daylight interior scene and render through mental ray. Overall, this is very informative tutorial which will explain you everything without a sound.

2. Rendering Objects using Vray (Video Tutorial)

This video tutorial is created by artist Giorgio Luciano in 3ds max using Vray, covering the caustics, reflection, GI in a scene.

3. Chair Modeling – Spline Technique (Video Tutorial)

This is a basic tutorial to understand how to use the SPLINES effectively in the field of Interior/Furniture Design. This tutorial is based only on splines. It is very important that your chair has the correct dimensions, otherwise the rendering with Mental Ray will not be optimal.

4. WATER FOUNTAIN TUTORIAL

5. Rain Fall Animation

In this tutorial, we will learn how to make basic rain-fall animation against a matching background in 3dsmax. The final result would be as shown below:

6. CUSTOMIZING YOUR WOOD FLOOR – PARQUET MATERIAL

This tutorial will guide you on how to make the cover material from the wood floors (parquet), and I assume that this tutorial is intended for the beginner level and understand the use of basic software on the’3dsMax ‘ very well.

7. Create Icons with 3d Max

This tutorial will guide you on how to make a 3d icon in 3D Studio Max.

8. It’s Time for Bullets

This tutorial will cover the wide spectrum of creating (i.e. modelling, a bit-mapping, texturing, shading and rendering) a nice scene containing lots of bullets.

9. Flying Through Clouds in 3ds max

Learn how to create a fly-through of a realistic cloud tunnel that renders relatively fast, using 3D Studio Max with no plugins or 3rd party renderers.

10. Modeling the New James Bond Introduction (Video Tutorial)

How to recreate the opening gun barrel sequence from the two newest James Bond movies in 3d Studio Max using the default scanline renderer, minimal modeling, and only standard materials.

11. 3D Modeling Car Rim (Video Tutorial)

This is quite a useful 3ds max tutorial which explains, the 3d modeling process of a Car Rim in a very detailed manner.

12. 3ds MAX + VRay Tutorial

Making of “Time is running” using 3d Studio Max + VRay. Everything is modelled in 3ds max 2008 mostly from standard geometry and some splines with lathe like the lampshade.

13. Creating a cool neon sign

How to model and texture to get a really cool looking neon sign which could be used in a veriety of ways.

14. Animal Fur Using 3ds max

Using 3ds max you can create fur with ease, because 3ds max equipped with bulit in Hair And Fur modifier since version 8. In this tutorial you will learn how to create animal fur using 3ds max.

15. Dissolving objects using particles

Dispersion is one of the effects that are used very often. It is quite simple and has wide usage almost everywhere where it comes to create some special effects. Here is how to get dissolving objects effect using particles.

16. Night Interior Rendering Tutorial (using vray and 3d max)

17. How to create a furry carpet in 3ds max with VrayFur

18. Anchor Box Modelling tutorial

19. Exterior Scene Part 3 – Lighting

The entire model is created based on a CAD plan, then imported into 3D Studio Max and organized into layers.

20. Making of the Auditorium with 3dsmax

21. Add a snow cape to any object

Learn how to add a snow cape in any object using a very simple trick.

22. Material Tutorial: Glowing Material with Mental Ray

Glowing materials are very useful to create light effects. For example a neon-light effect. This kind of material is a light-emitting material. It will create light and shadows like an Omni Light.

23. Illumination Tutorial (3dsmax MentalRay)

This tutorial is about the illumination of a room, illuminated by sunlight coming through a window ( ideal for living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms ).

24. Gold Material (Video Tutorial)

In this interactive video not only learn but also create a material online with instructions in 3ds max

25. Kung Fu Panda Animation

Creating Kung Fu Panda Animation in a minute using motion capture data

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Dave
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7 years 5 months ago

Hi All-

Wanted to share my 3ds Max modeling tutorials.

http://designreform.net/category/tutorials/autodesk-3ds-max/

Hope they Help,

Dave

PoKas!
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7 years 5 months ago

Just Great!

Paulo
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Paulo
7 years 5 months ago

Nice tuts….If you have also for Autodesk Maya it would be excelent too. :)…for diferents types of programs like also Cinema 4D. Thanks a lot.

Dainis Graveris
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7 years 5 months ago

excellent roundup! I was just starting on 3DsMax – extremely useful article for me! Thanks!

insicdesigns
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7 years 5 months ago

holy awesome! this list of tutorial makes me open my 3d studio max again.

samz
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samz
6 years 7 months ago

yeh really thats really fantastic tuts …

Bharath Kumar
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Bharath Kumar
7 years 5 months ago

Nice collection, from now on i will start to work in 3DSM ;)

Oupoot
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Oupoot
7 years 5 months ago

Very nice tutorials.
You should have a look at a little app called Blender. Does 90% of the same stuff, but its free!

Clement
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Clement
7 years 5 months ago

This makes me wana leave work and go home to do some 3d :D

Alex Mincinopschi
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7 years 5 months ago

Awesome list! Thanks for including 2 of my tutorials in it :)

Ronny-André
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7 years 5 months ago

How about a collection for Maya tutorials too, for us who uses Mac? :)

Noupe
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7 years 5 months ago

Consider it done :)

Sklep Zoologiczny W?dkarski
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7 years 5 months ago

Is it really possible? ;) Just unbelievable!

Timothy
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7 years 5 months ago

Great list! Thanks

Awesome!
Guest
7 years 5 months ago

Awesome man, I wish they have tutorials in Maya because I like maya more than 3ds max

Date
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7 years 5 months ago

Man I always loved 3d images. this going to help me create some cool 3d pictures

Chris
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7 years 5 months ago

Wow, awesome tutorials! Thanks! :)

eddie
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7 years 5 months ago

nice! I love the 20th

Juan Cherry
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7 years 5 months ago

Nice collection of tutorials!

Frontop
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7 years 5 months ago

Cool. Frontop also supply architecture rendering and animation with such 3D Max Technology.

ViperOne
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ViperOne
7 years 5 months ago

NICE !!!! MOOOORE !!!! ;o)

Jordi
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Jordi
7 years 5 months ago

Number 14 is just about modelling, not about fur. I was disappointed :(

Aditya.S
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Aditya.S
7 years 5 months ago

Hi,

Love the post.Could you please do the same for Maya?

Bjorn
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7 years 5 months ago

Took a 3d class back in school… tempted to take another look. Thanks!

Dank0
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Dank0
7 years 5 months ago

Go to the area.autodesk.com and you will find more tutorials not just for max.
-Daniel

sean steezy
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7 years 5 months ago

very much awesome thanks!

Mouse
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7 years 5 months ago

Awesome that is really nice

BestofTeenTube
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7 years 5 months ago

I like it :) super nice

vishal
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7 years 5 months ago

it’s really nice tutorial thanx buddy

Robertas
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7 years 4 months ago

Great tutorial.

Yashvir Bagwandeen
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7 years 4 months ago

Really awesome stuff!! Its hard to find good 3ds max tuts around

DRJose
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DRJose
7 years 4 months ago

This is a one stop shop for beginner and seeker like me, the site of resources for dreamers of CG arts. Keep it up!…stay as the very the best.

Olson Mino
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7 years 4 months ago

wow great collection, thanks!

Luke
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6 years 9 months ago

Very cool collection. If you had time could you make similar collecting but with only modeling tutorials? Thanks in advance

abheek
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abheek
6 years 6 months ago

very nice…tutorial

Atlanta Printing Company
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6 years 6 months ago

great information. thanks

Paarth
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6 years 6 months ago

Thanks for the cool list of tutorials, great share.

Balaji
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Balaji
6 years 4 months ago

This is what we wanted!!!

raghuveer raghav
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raghuveer raghav
6 years 4 months ago

amazing
nice work

Dexter2016
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Dexter2016
6 years 3 months ago

God bless you

Page
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Page
6 years 1 month ago

I wish this videos are all on CC. This is annoyed when I am taking this course. Most videos are not CC! Please add it! Big Thanks!

Adeel Ahmed
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Adeel Ahmed
5 years 10 months ago

Thanks Dear what a great work.
wahoo thanks alot

Hannah
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Hannah
5 years 9 months ago

Thank you, thank you.
I’m appreciating this post, it’s very useful.
I would be also grateful for something more about 3d :)

Art Gallery
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5 years 8 months ago

Really wonderful list. Thanks for sharing

Anup Pokhrel
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5 years 8 months ago

In tutorial no. 23, Illumination Tutorial (3dsmax MentalRay), the setting for Illumination in Rendering menu is not appropriate here in my computer. It shows false colors.

3d models
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5 years 8 months ago

free download 3d models

Abhi
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5 years 8 months ago

That is really a fantastic tuts….
it can help me very much thankyou so much

monika
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5 years 6 months ago

hey it is nice…thanx sir

kiran
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kiran
5 years 6 months ago

it nice buddy
thnks 4 the tutorial

plz upload more tutorials

Combat Pack
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5 years 4 months ago

I wish I had time to do all these

3ds max
Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Great collection!!
i’ll be watching these tutorials from time to time, thanks

ayhanatakan
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ayhanatakan
5 years 2 months ago

I have started learning 3ds max and I want to make a ship model such as chemical tanker but I don’t know where I should start modelling, could you explain how I can make a ship?

Should I start waterlines,buttocks or sections. Pls a tutorial

Marisa
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5 years 2 months ago

You can check some nice 3d & Cg tutorials on EffectsZone.com

halfmad260
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5 years 1 month ago

very cool it is very effective for seo work

Prasadi
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Prasadi
5 years 11 days ago

thank u sooo much!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Asm Khan
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Asm Khan
4 years 10 months ago

Great Work……. Well Done……. I wish to do all this…….

Albert
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Albert
4 years 9 months ago

So great…………..i need to shift from 2D to 3D graphics. Thanks a lot!

Nitin Magdum
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Nitin Magdum
4 years 8 months ago

Really superb tuts. i like it

3dlib.org
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4 years 7 months ago

Thank you very much. Happy new year 2012!!

Nurul Islam
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Nurul Islam
4 years 7 months ago

Nice!

yathartha
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yathartha
4 years 5 months ago

thanks……. a lot but there is no further link of dissolving using particles

You
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You
4 years 4 months ago

Terrific article! 25+ 3D Studio Max Best of Tutorials & Resources – Noupe honestly tends to make my night somewhat brighter :D Keep going with the exceptional articles! Thank you, You

Miftah
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4 years 4 months ago

Great Collection, Nice share Bro ;)

hiren
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hiren
4 years 3 months ago

great ,i cant believe this.best tutorial

Srinivas
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3 years 5 months ago

Hello,
Thanks for posting our tutorial on your page. I like you to make few changes to the link that you have posted as we have transferred the tutorial to a new domain, here are the details for the same:

Rain Fall Animation
Url: http://www.cgonlinetutorials.com/tutorials/3ds-max/rain-fall-animation.html
Img:

Thanks once again.

Regards,
Srinivas.

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