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New 3DS Max Training DVD Set Released - the Serenity / Firefly Transporter Project

Sunday 6 November 2005, by Webmaster

New 3d-Palace DVD - STORMBRINGER - (October 25, 2005)

Compatible with 3ds Max versions 6, 7 and 8, 3d -Palace is pleased to announce the release of their new training DVD "Stormbringer": A step by step modelling, animation and texturing tutorials set for the creation of the "Firefly Class" transport ship based upon the TV Series "Firefly" by Fox and the newly released motion picture "Serenity" by Universal.

This 30+ hour training set comes on two data DVDs , and shows you every stage of the process to go from a completely empty workspace to a completed scene, even adding in bonus sections to show you how to achieve an animated take-off, multiple assignments of complex procedural metal materials using Mental Ray, creation of environmental prefabs for scene setup, adapting an existing low poly mesh from your existing model and adapting it for higher poly use, creation of additional scene elements (the shuttles) and a lot more besides.

You do not need plugins to complete this set. Just load up your bare bones copy of 3ds Max and you can complete the entire set.

As an added incentive to those of you who read the text at the end of a news leader article - the FIRST person to complete the tutorials set on this or any other forum will win $100 cash (money, paypal or moneyorder) to spend on Firefly series DVDs and whiskey. You will be required to prove that you purchased the set from 3d -palace first. Note that we will need to see work in progress shots in the forum you post in. There will only be one prize awarded.

This tutorial includes;

Polygon modelling (basic to advanced)

Spline cage modelling

Box modelling

Basic to Advanced materials creation in Max

Complex direct rigging of mechanical high poly objects for animation

Scene animation of complex mechanical objects

Creation of buildings using outside applications for import into 3ds Max

By the end of this tutorial there is no reason that you should not be able to create this entire piece. This tutorial is suitable for an intermediate user of 3ds Max and assumes that the end user has knowledge of the interface and functionality.

www.3d-palace.com is there to support the less experienced user however and we encourage the watching of The Chess Set, Dreadnought, Minigun and Max 101 video tutorials - all of which are free to download for a registered member.

This tutorial is produced in accordance with the fair use policy as regards to the provision or creation of educational materials. We neither claim nor accept legal ownership of the IP "Serenity" or "Firefly" - "Stormbringer" is a creation based upon these works for the express purpose of showing the end user the necessary stages needed to produce a high grade model that would be suitable for consideration for Film and Telivision FX or Games cutscenes.

About 3D -Palace

3D -Palace is the worlds largest 3ds Max video training site, also now focusing on XSI, Maya, Rhino, C4D and LW. We have over 1000 hours of free video training on site as well as a large collection of subscriber tutorials and a selection of in house produced training DVDs .

For more information visit www.3d-palace.com.