Recently I decided to learn 3DS Max because its the software most commonly used by game developers (which I hope to become someday) so I figured if I wanted a job in the gaming industry, I should become familiar with 3DS Max. I have a pretty good grip on Blender, so I’ve already learned the basics of 3D modeling and texturing. So I downloaded (yes, im not going to lie, sue me if you must) an E-book called the 3DS Max 7 Bible, and the book is great but it goes into too much detail and assumes absolutly no knowledge whatsoever. This is good for beginners to 3D but not for me, I just wanted to know how to use the basic mesh editing features and read a bit about material editing. So I look elsewhere for tutorials and ive come across a really helpful tutorial that assumes basic 3D knowledge and gives you the steps on how to make an impressive looking interior.
Here’s the link: http://www.evermotion.org/tutorials/mich/minterior01.htm
So far, my experience with 3DS Max has gone well despite the initial frustration of using Blender shortcuts and them not working. I can say that I really like this program. It has tons of features but its main drawback is speed. When you start figuring out how to do loop cuts and extrude you’ll realize how powerful and efficient Blender is. Blender’s interface is truly a unique design…
Anyway, maybe i’ll figure out how to change the shortcuts to make them match Blender shortcuts = )
No flaming please, I just wanted to share my experience.