3dsMax 101 review
My first post here so forgive me if its in the wrong place. I've only been using max on and off for a little over a year. My first introduction to it was through an animation class I took at the local Jr. College. I've been hooked ever since. I stumbled across this site while going through some tutorials and must say I'm glad that I did! My first purchase was Next-Gen Texturing and then 3ds Max 101. For a noob like me the DVD is just fantastic. I learned more in a few hours with it then I did while in the classroom...Any other "noobs" out there who are wondering if they should buy it...just do it! It's just that good! You won't be disapointed. Well worth the price and it will cut down on your internet tutorial surfing immensley. Everything is covered and at a pace that is condusive to learning and retaining. Eric Maslowski is truly a master! Thanks so much and keep 'em coming! I do have one technical question that maybe someone could help me with. One of the exercise on the DVD is building/texturing a news box. Had no problems with it, turned out kind of nice. After putting an AO on the texture, the texture in my viewport went from clear and distinguishable to kind of stretched and blurry. It still renders fine, but the view port texture looks weird. It seems to happen only after I add an AO. I tried the same technique on another test object (textured then added AO)...it did the same thing.
Any help or point in the right direction would be appreciated.