The "3ds Max 2011 - One Project from Start to Finish" book has been discontinued on February 2013.
In the book, you will learn Modeling, Materials,Unwrap UVW, Texture Painting, Day & Night Lighting, Pelt Mapping, Animation, Particle Flow, Forces and Deflectors, Cloth, Rigging, Graphite Modeling, Compositing, Editing, Rendering, Plugin Usage, Render to Texture and much more.
Software used is 3ds Max, VRay. Vue. After Effects. glu3D, Mudbox, Photoshop, ReelSmart Motion, IvyGenerator. UV-layout. and FumeFX. More information about the software is taught in the book.