3ds Max 2008 is the latest version of the leading modeling and animation software. Boasting a user base of 200,000, Max is used in creating computer games, 3D and animation effects for films, and in architectural visualization. Computer games developed with 3DS Max include Half-Life, Halo 2, King Kong, and Lord of the Rings. Feature Films include: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible II, Sin City, and Spiderman 3. This full color screenshot-packed book, part of Autodesk's Official Training Courseware, features a balance of theory and hands-on lab work that effectively introduces the latest version of the software to novice users. The accompanying DVD includes original interviews with the different studios who contributed their work to the book, as well as instructor-led videos, support files and movies.