I spotted this gem on my bookshelf. This is an old friend, the one that got me started. Purchased on Amazon in the spring of 2009 as I started a 3ds Max class after work. It was my bible for months while I began to understand not only 3D in general, but modelling and texturing for real-time. This book challenged and rewarded me well beyond its meager price tag. I owe a ton to the author. I may have moved beyond its entry level, but this book will never find its way into the used book bin..