Introduction to 3D Studio Max

Duration: 2 Days

Objectives

The aim of this course is to introduce the essential concepts and practical application of Autodesk 3DS Max. The practical exercises will provide delegates with a broad grounding in how best to use the 3DS MAX features. There are also reviews and answer session to ensure understanding of the new concepts.

Pre-requisites

General knowledge of 3D modeling concepts and familiarity with 2D and 3D drawing or modeling program. It is also assumed that this user will have a general knowledge of design concepts, together with some basic Windows operating system familiarity.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Overview

  • Introduction to Interface
  • Introduction to XYZ Editing
  • Viewport configuration
  • Merging and importing files

Inroduction to Modelling

  • Creating 3D Standard Primitives
  • Creating 3D Extended Primitives
  • Creating and Extruding Splines

Inroduction to Modifying

  • 2D Modelling and Spline Editing
  • Move, Scale and Rotate Functions
  • Modifying Vertices, Faces and Edges
  • Using the Grid Helper
  • Understanding the Copy, Instance and Reference Clone Options
  • Using the Snap and 3D Snap options
  • Working with mirror, Array and Align
  • The Boolean function
  • The Connect function
  • Creating Lofted Objects

Introduction to Materials

  • Working with the Materials Editor
  • Assigning Materials to Objects
  • Adjusting Self Illumination and Opacity

Introduction to Lighting

  • Creating, Editing and Working with Standard Lights
  • Creating, Editing and Working with Photometric Lights
  • Creating and Editing Mental Ray Daylight Systems

Introduction to Cameras

  • Creating and Editing Free Cameras
  • Creating and Editing Target Cameras

Introduction to Animating

  • Creating and modifying key frames
  • Adjusting time span
  • Introduction to F-Curves
  • Walkthrough
  • Flyround
  • Animating materials
  • Animating lights

Introduction to Rendering

  • Adding backgrounds
  • Rendering a scene
  • Rendering an animation
  • Rendering with Scanline Renderer and the Mental Ray Engine

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Certified Professional Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Autodesk Certfied Professional in 3D Studio Max.


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