The power of web 2.0 is changing the way we learn. YouTube, one of the giants in the web 2.0 world has a lot of video tutorials for 3dsMAX and other software's such as sketchUp and photoshop. It is just easier to view tutorials interactively rather then using other sources such as text books. Books can be very painful to read and get useful information out of it whereas, with video tutorials it can easily be viewed and at the same time you could be using the software. The learning process is just simply easier with digital technology and it's FREE!!
Below is a tutorial on chapter 1 of a series of tutorials on 3ds Max hosted on YouTube by a user called prabinpebam.The user has more tutorials uploaded mainly on 3ds MA and a few on photoshop.
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