3ds Max Essentials

The 3DS Max Essentials course helps broaden the horizons and guide new users on how to effectively use the software interface and navigate through scenes.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
24/06/2024
+-08.30 am
Course Location
Online
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Course Price
R 7500
Including VAT

Course Overview

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3DS Max Essentials explores the creation of 3D objects and how to bring in objects from other software such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor and Civil 3D. Additionally, it teaches you to prepare the scenes for renderings by adding materials, lights, and cameras.

Various renderers, included in the software, are also taught to output stunning imagery and animation for showcase.

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants should be able to understand and/or create:

  • Autodesk 3ds Max interface and workflow
  • Assembling files by importing, linking, or merging
  • 3D modeling with primitives and 2D objects
  • Using modifiers to create and modify 3D objects
  • Materials and maps
  • Autodesk 3ds Max lighting
  • Working with cameras and exposure control
  • Rendering using various renderers, such as Scanline, ART, and Arnold
  • Animation for visualization

Who Should Attend?

Users that would like to advance their skill in 3D modelling, animation and rendering in the Architecture, Interior Design, Manufacturing and Civil Engineering industries.

Pre-requisites

  • It is recommended that delegates are Microsoft Windows proficient.
  • Experience with 3D modeling is recommended.

What's Included

e-Manual
Software Trial
Certificate
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details

Qualifications

On completion of the course, you will be presented with an internationally recognized Autodesk Authorized Training Certificate.

Introduction to 3ds Max

  • Overview
  • Visualization Workflow
  • The 3ds Max Interface
  • File Commands
  • Configure Paths
  • Drivers
  • Viewport Display and Labels
Autodesk 3ds Max Configuration
  • Viewport Navigation
  • Viewport Configuration and Settings
  • Object Selection Methods
  • Units Setup
  • Layer and Object Properties
Assembling Project Files
  • Data Linking and Importing
  • Linking Files
  • References
Basic Modeling Techniques
  • Model with Primitives
  • Modifiers and Transforms
  • Sub-object Mode
  • Reference Coordinate Systems and Transform Centers
  • Cloning and Grouping
  • Polygon Modeling Tools in the Ribbon
  • Statistics in Viewport
Modeling from 2D Objects
  • 3D Modeling from 2D Objects
  • The Lathe Modifier
  • 2D Booleans
  • The Extrude Modifier
  • 3D Boolean Operations
  • Using Snaps for Precision
  • The Sweep Modifier
Materials
  • Understanding Materials & Maps        Material Shaders
  • Managing Materials
  • General Materials
  • Scanline Materials
  • Autodesk Materials
  • Assigning Maps to Materials
  • Opacity, Bump, and Reflection Mapping
  • Arnold Materials
  • The Material Explorer
  • Scene Converter
Mapping Coordinates & Scale
  • Mapping Coordinates
  • Mapping Scale
  • Spline Mapping
Standard Lighting
  • Local vs. Global Illumination
  • Standard Lighting
  • Types of Standard Lights
  • Shadow Types
Photometric Lighting and Cameras
  • Photometric Light Objects
  • Arnold Lights
  • Cameras
  • Background Images
Exposure Control, Daylight & Rendering
  • Exposure Control
  • Daytime Lighting
  • Rendering Options
  • Arnold Renderer
  • Scanline Renderer
  • ART Renderer
  • State Sets
  • The Print Size Wizard
Animation
  • Animation and Time Controls
  • Walkthrough Animation
  • Animation Output
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
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  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
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