This is the first session that I took in 3DsMax, and it's just an overview about the object and selection tools plus few more things.
Create click circle then object type make a box
You can create an object if you know the size, by going to the right side menu
Right click you will get commands
Grid = G (to turn off and on)
Tea pot shape is good to test rendering
And you can change the components with unticking the boxes on the side
Select to modify
With a right click you can change the display/rendering
Stacking boxes and cubes while making few spheres on the side
Now, let's try the different selection tools:
Move circle select on objects you want
Rename an object:
hit enter to rename. You can change the object color as well.
It is fun just to play around with the shapes for the first lesson! :)