These are just a few important guidelines to consider. As you progress through the production portions of Inside 3ds max 4, you will explore some of the points in these lists in greater detail. You will also learn that the success of a given pipeline increases as the artist gains experience and discovers what techniques work better, faster, or more reliably.
This article is excerpted from Inside 3ds max 4 (New Riders Publishing, ISBN #0-7357-1094-5). Refer to Chapter 5, "Workflow in the Broadcast/Film Environment," for more detailed information on the material covered in this article.