zero to 3DS Max HERO in just 5 days!
Academy Class are proud to present the five day technical training course designed to help you learn everything you need to create 3D content using 3DS Max.
3DS Max Jumpstart Zero to HERO will focus on learning the basics of modelling, material creation, animation, and scene generation. Learn the capabilities of the interface, how to work efficiently, and how to apply toolset in the workplace. This class will take you past the basic level into an intermediate skill-set.
The Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Autodesk Certified User accredited exam is included as part of your training.
The Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Professional exam is available for an additional fee of £150.00 plus VAT.
This is for people who want to create 3D graphics for print or animation. Target customers are architectural practises, visualisation studios, production houses, advertising agencies or other such departments that work in large organisations.
Attendees require only a very general knowledge of 3D and its concepts although a basic understanding of computer hardware and software is essential. Knowledge of other digital media packages is an advantage but not a necessity.
You’ll learn how to work in a production environment, understand the mechanics of 3DS Max, be able to create 3D models using a variety of techniques, work with materials to texture your models, understand how to light a scene, be able to create animations, stage a scene, understand cinematography and learn how to create output for use in post production.
An introduction to Autodesk 3DS Max Design 2011
interface & workflow
project folder configuration
viewports & navigation tools
reference coordinate system and Snaps
Default work space with enhance menus
Creating a model
parametric geometries and shapes
high and low poly modeling
modeling 3D objects from 2D shapes
Parametric modeling, Polygon modeling
combine multiple modeling concepts to create photo-real models
learn to build anything you can imagine
scaling your model (reset Xform)
learn a material’s workflow
Difference between Material and Map
how to use material templates (Standard or Mentalray)
how to create photorealistic materials
how to apply a material and control it’s projection with an UVW map modifier
open, save, create & merge materials libraries
Cameras & Views
create & modify cameras
create camera from view
Target and Free cameras
Differences between “by layer” and “by object”
Lighting your scene
standard and photometric lights- advantages & disadvantages
distributions types photometric lights
self iluminated materials
interior lighting techniques
studio light setup (for product rendering)
how to animate objects & materials
tips & tricks
walk through animaction
select & link objects
principles of Inverse Kinematics
Auto Key and Set Key
Track view (Curve editor and Dope Sheet)
Populate you scene with people (populate tool)
Rendering your model
rendering animations with mentalray
rendering and animation preview.
print size assistant