Autodesk 3ds Max 101 review
First of all I think this video is way too cheap I think for this much content you should expect to pay a lot more, especially if you compare it to other similar products out there (though I’m not complaining in the slightest).
Although I have been an enthusiastic 3d modeller in a purely armature way for a good few years, I found loads of tips and tricks that have really change the way I work and especially in my planning of projects. The video has taken away some of my main frustrations in my work methods and taught me a much more productive and liner way to get the results I’m after. It is also entertaining and done in way that is easy for people new to 3ds max to understand yet not so over simplified that it would bore a more capable artist. Personally I judge tutorials on how easy it is to understand and the amount of wows each section gives me, I found at least 2 and sometimes more wows per tutorial, in others I went “wow” when something was revealed that I thought was an excellent tip or method that I had not known before.
Eric really brings across his in-depth knowledge of the subject and his obvious love of the software.
One of the most frustrating things I find about tutorials is that the teacher assumes too much about your skill level, and therefore flashes through parts with clicks and short cut keys without explaining what has just been done. This unfortunately makes a lot of the video useless, because you simply cannot follow on after a certain point. Eric however has the knack of explaining everything he is doing simply, without it seeming repetitive.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to use 3d max or is already using it.
My only criticism (and this is not a criticism of the actual tutorial), is that I would like more submenus in the menu. Because there are so many things in each section of the tutorial, it’s a little difficult to find the exact part of it that you want to re watch.
I will give this tutorial 3.5 wows per sections ( the highest I have given a single video to date).