Getting Started with 3ds max

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You use 3ds max to quickly create professional-quality 3D models, photo-realistic still images, and film-quality animation on your PC.

Before using this reference material, we highly recommend you get to know 3ds max firsthand by following the included tutorials. You can access the tutorials using the Help menu > Tutorial command, or in the printed version.

This section presents these brief topics designed to help you quickly start using 3ds max.

Project Workflow

Setting Up Your Scene

The 3ds max Window

Managing Files