Autodesk® 3ds Max® New User

Category: MultiIndustry
AIA Credit Hours: 20
Prerequisite: This class is suitable for users with 3D Modeling experience.
Manual: 3DS Max Fundamentals
Length: 3 days (8.5 hours each)
8 hour session days include a 30 minute break for lunch. (Note: Starting times for online training vary. Click the register button to see the class time and duration.)

Course Overview:

Autodesk’s premier design visualization platform, Autodesk 3DS Max offers a world-class state-of-the-art technology for creating photo-realistic “still” renderings and desktop animations.  While it includes modeling tools for 2D and 3D you can also work with geometry imported from many other applications.  This course provides a thorough introduction to Autodesk 3DS Max that will help you make the most of this sophisticated application, as well as broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users.  The topics and practices in this fast-paced, intensive course are geared toward real-world task encountered primarily by professionals in the Architectural, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design industries.

During this course you will learn how to:

  •  Work with the 3ds Max Interface
  •  Configure Viewports and Navigate through them
  •  Model with Primitives and how to use Poly modeling techniques
  •  Establishing Preferences and controlling Advanced Video Modes
  •  Link and import data from other Applications
  •  Create 3D models from 2D geometry
  •  Create, edit and apply materials from the Material Editor
  •  Understand and work with Shadows, Opacity, Bumps and Reflections
  •  Use mental ray Shaders and Materials
  •  Understand and work with Lighting, both Local and Global
  •  Create Lighting Strategies
  •  Create photorealistic lighting environments through rendering using mental ray
  •  Establish Camera Parameters and work with background images
  •  Create renderings for prints and work with the Print Size Wizard
  •  Use powerful controls to create animations ranging from simple camera movements to extremely complex sequences.

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