24 of the Best 3ds Max Tutorials

If you are working on any 3D work, then you have lots of options about which software to use with the likes of the blender, 3ds Max, Maya, and so on. Choosing one of this software can be tedious especially if you are just venturing into video development, animations, and others.  

To fill the void and add more sauce to your 3D work, this article will focus on the 3ds Max which is commonly used for full rendering of animations, gaming, and also establishing visualization. It can also be used to create and edit any of your 3D work. 

Therefore, if you are interested in learning more about 3ds max, then, this article will show you some of the best tutorials that have been carefully compiled for your ease. Let’s dive in! 

1. How to create a realistic render in 3ds Max

In this video, sanvfx, who has more than 21.9k subscribers on his YouTube channel, talking about realistic rendering using 3ds max and corona. It features how to light a daytime interior scene, how to use corona sun and sky, and then using corona light mix for the lighting part of the tutorial. It is strictly a beginner’s video, so if you don’t know 3D max before, this could be a start! 

2. Interior lighting in Vray 3ds Max 

Still, on rendering, this video will show you how you lighting the bedroom interior, although using Vray and 3ds max. You might want to set up the sky and sun in a faster way, this video will do justice to that. It is just a 10 minutes video that will actually worth your while! 

3. How to edit shapes in 3ds Max 

If you want to start to model in 3ds max, this tutorial is meant for you. This video will show you how to edit shapes using the edit poly modifier tool. Watch this video and know the foundation if modeling in 3ds max! 

How to animate a car in 3ds Max 

To the animators out there, this 11-minute video will show the basics of how you could go about animating a car in 3ds max.  

How to Render a vehicle in 3ds Max 

If you want an architectural visualization of a car, this video could be your best bet! This video will help you to learn to create exceptional car rendering and visualization.  

6. 3ds Max 2022 Modelling Tutorial 

Come to think of it, what if there is just a quicker way to model your interior using the 3ds max 2022 updates. Wouldn’t you want to know how? How good would that be? Check out this video now! 

7. Creating plexus effect with tyflow in 3ds Max

For an after effect such as plexus, this tutorial will show you how to create a plexus-like effect using tyflow. 

8. How to make a smoke effect in 3ds Max

In case you are want to make an object from smoke, this video will address all you need to know about this including different types of rendering. 

9. How to model a chair using splines and editable polygon in 3ds Max

Using splines will allow your chair to have an accurate and precise measurement to have a good rendering at the end. This video will show you how you can go about this 

10. Creating rainfall effects in 3ds Max 

This tutorial will show you how you make rainfall effects such that it will appear as though rain is falling, showing all the characteristics of such a scenario.  

11. How to create wet surfaces in Vray 3ds Max 

If you want a full tutorial package of creating a wet surface, then this is for you. This tutorial uses Vray blend material to make such. Check it now! 

12. Arnold renderer in 3ds Max 

This is an introductory tutorial video about Arnold render and how you could use it in your basic work in 3ds max such as lighting. It covers the history of Arnold and some other important details. It will worth your time! 

13. How to have a clean lighting in 3ds Max

Lighting could be difficult especially when it has some noise in it. The lighting tricks portrayed in this awesome tutorial will show you ways by which you can have a clean, perfect, and neat result of any kind of rendering you want. Click the link above to learn more 

14. Creating a flying through cloud effects in 3ds Max

In a superhero kinda movie, you might have wondered how they do fly through the clouds. Well, this could just be the way it is done. This video talks about the aftereffect of flying through clouds. It also features a website where you could download the good stuff for free in case you don’t want to start modeling. 

15. Creating carpets, fur, hair with 3ds Max 

This tutorial video is one of a kind. This is because it will show you how to use the old and good hair and fur modifier to create carpets, hair, pet fur, and the likes. Plus it allows you to know more about dynamics using the built-in tools. This video will show you some ways by which you could use tyflow for some other special but complex effects.  

16. Using 3ds Max, Vray for interior lighting (day and night) 

Most tutorial videos will want to split the day and night interior lighting, however, this video brings everything together. It will show you up you can set things up, lighting and render the interior scenes of day and night.  

17. How to adjust environment map in 3ds Max 

https://youtu.be/vOv9lxmudlg

This tutorial is created by design strategies. This tutorial teaches how you could integrate some high-resolution pictures as the background image. You can visit their website for more videos that include the video chapter structure. 

18. Using of Turbosplines plugins with 3ds Max and Vray 

https://youtu.be/2gDVRI_2RuM

This 10 minutes video by Jamie Cardoso explained how you can use turbosplines plugins to make great animations and complex geometry. It is quite easy to use! 

19. How to use Boolean operations in 3ds Max 

This video shows the basics of using Boolean operation for modeling in 3ds Max. It also explains some of the component and tools that might be needed when using Boolean operations before moving on to the advanced methods 

20. 3ds Max Tutorial: Beginner crash course 

This is a crash course video that gives more clarity on how you can begin your 3ds Max journey. It explains some interface components, hotkeys, scene organization, and basic modeling methods that will be used when you are modeling and creating scenes.  

21. Best 3ds Max VFX plugins  

IF you are looking forward to learning more about simulations and effects, this tutorial video is meant for you. The video made a countdown of some of the best plugins you can use. It features FumeFx, Rayfire, Realflow, PullDown (Thinkinetic), Krakatoa (ThinkBox), Thinking particles, and much more. Do well to check them out! 

22. How to make wet asphalt in 3ds Max

The Vray engine in 3ds max is commonly used to make wet asphalt and that is what this 24 minutes tutorial video by Saeed Mandegar will show you. It also made use of the water splash effect mentioned in earlier 

23. Getting to know your scripts in 3ds Max

In this video, Nina Shaw highlighted some of the most vital scripts used in modeling scripts around the web. The tutorial video will show you some of the main features and benefits of each of the scripts 

24. Why you need to learn 3ds Max? 

This video sheds some light on why you should learn 3ds Max as a student. It discussed five essential reasons why you should do so. If you are an architectural student, you need to check this video and know your options. 

Conclusion 

3ds max is one of the best rendering software for animation, game designing and creating a visualization, and much more functionality. The main advantage of using a 3ds max is because it has such a great number of tools for modeling. It is user-friendly and extremely efficient in making complex animations. However, it is paid tool!  

Despite this, you must start to learn some basics about it. Hence, the need for tutorial videos. Feel free to check out the videos discussed in this article. You might as well do further research. In no time, you will be master all you need to know. Keep learning!