In this first lesson about 3Ds Max you will learn about basic parts of 3d max interface. There is no big difference in interface between 3D max versions. That’s why you can use any version.
But I recommend you install last version of software. You can read these two tutorials about How to download AutoCAD and How to install AutoCAD to download and install free 3D Studio Max. Steps are same just choose 3D Max and follow the steps.
When new beginner seeing interface of 3Ds Max he or she can get complicated. It looks scare with a lot of tools and panels on it. But don’t be scared, that’s not so terrible as you think. Below you can see default interface with the basic parts of 3Ds max interface.
Above you see the interface of 3Ds Max 2017 version. If you are using little bit old version probably you will not see Layers panel. But you can activate it any time when you wish.
This is default interface for 3Ds max, but you can easily Customize interface. You can activate tool panels that hidden from the configuration and attach them to any side of software.
In this small tutorial I try to show you basic parts of 3D studio Max. In other tutorials we will learn this awesome software step by step.