Free student software
In this Autodesk 3ds Max course, you'll receive a thorough introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application and will broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users. The practices in this course are geared toward real-world tasks you will encounter.
You will learn to use Autodesk 3ds Max to create photo-realistic renderings and animations. You'll examine the interface and workflow and learn to configure a project. You'll learn to work with lighting and perform rendering and animation, and you will learn to work with geometry imported from other applications.
Who Should Attend
Primary users of Autodesk 3ds Max, including professionals in the architectural, interior design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and product design industries.
- Knowledge of OS X or Windows and basic computer navigation
- Experience with 3D modeling is recommended
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
Lesson 1: Learning the Max Interface
- Viewport configuration
- Customizing the quads, shortcuts, and menus
- Navigation shortcuts
Lesson 2: Working with objects
- Creating and editing primitives
- Object properties and layers
- Using the transforms move, rotate, scale
- Cloning and Arrays
- Grouping and Linking
- Using the modifier Stack
Lesson 3: Modeling
- Working with Sub-objects
- Working with 2D shapes and modifiers
- Polygonal modeling
- Compound objects
Lesson 4: Materials and Maps
- Material Editor
- Building basic materials
- Multi-layer materials
- Adding maps
- Using Photoshop to process maps
Lesson 5: Cameras and Lighting
- Building cameras
- Using lights and basic techniques
- Using Mental ray lighting
- Daylight system
Lesson 6: Animation
- Understanding animation and keyframes
- Animation modifiers and wiring
- Constraints and controllers
- Track view
Lesson 7: Dynamic Animation
- Using particles
- Space warps
- Nvidia PhysX
Lesson 8: Rendering
- Rendering setup and output
- Mental Ray
- Network rendering
Cancelling an Open Enrollment Registration
If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days no rescheduling or efunds are permitted.
If notice Is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class a student may reschedule . A student can reschedule a class up to two (2) times. Additional reschedules will not be allowed.
No Shows if a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or rescheduling permitted. Payment is forfeited. FMC reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment or in other circumstances. FMC will endeavor to give as much advance notice as possible of any change to the schedule. FMC shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever.