3ds Max : Introduction

Two Day Course


The course is for designers or animators new to this high-performance 3D animation, modelling and rendering package. Autodesk 3ds Max is the world\'s best selling professional 3D software and will enable you to create photorealistic images, rendered 3D sequences for games, broadcast or high impact 3D animations for multimedia or the web. You need no previous experience with the software to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

    From £675 + VAT

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    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £545 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Introduction to 3ds Max
    • The stages of the 3D pipeline: modelling, materials, lighting, cameras, animation and rendering

    The Max interface
    • The menu bar, tool bars and panels
    • Activating and arranging viewports
    • The Command Panel

    Drawing precision
    • Grids explained
    • The Transform Managers
    • Using Axis Constrainers

    Modelling in 3ds Max
    • The Create Panel
    • Fundamentals of modelling
    • Creating primitive based objects
    • Lofting and Lathing

    Arranging a scene
    • The various selection methods
    • Pivot points explained
    • The move, rotate and scale transforms
    • Aligning objects
    • Cloning and grouping objects
    • Creating and using selection sets
    • Positioning and adjusting cameras
  • Importing from AutoDesk
    • Opening Vis Render files
    • Importing from AutoCAD (.dwg)

    Modifying objects
    • The Modify panel
    • Object modifiers

    • Different types of light sources
    • Positioning and adjusting lights

    The Materials Editor
    • The Materials Editor interface
    • Adjusting materials
    • Specular, diffuse and ambient colour
    • Glossiness and opacity
    • The Material Library
    • Reflection and bump maps

    Rendering a still image
    • Render parameters and options

    Animating a scene
    • Animation controls
    • Controlling time
    • Adding and animating cameras

    Rendering an animated scene
    • Rendering parameters

    Questions and answers

Follow On Courses

  • 3ds Max : Advanced

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