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3ds Max : Advanced

One Day Course

Overview

Designed for those already familiar with 3ds Max but who require detailed knowledge of the more advanced features. This one day course will include nurbs modelling, particle systems, inverse kinematics and generating atmospheric effects such as volumetric lighting and fog. You are welcome to bring your existing 3ds Max generated models and sequences to work on during the course if you wish. You should have attended our Introduction to 3ds Max course or have an equivalent working knowledge of 3ds Max.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Further modelling in Max
    • Creating compound objects: (Boolean and Morphing)
    • Lathing
    • Patch grids (Tri and Quad)
    • Nurbs modelling (surfaces and curves)

    Particle systems and space warps
    • Particle systems – Spray, Super spray, PArray, Snow, Blizzard etc
    • Space warps – Geometric/Deformable
    • Particles, Bombs and Dynamics

    Trackview
    • The Trackview interface
    • Using Trackview
    • The Schematic View

    Advanced camera techniques
    • Using dummy objects
    • Attaching Camera Target to objects
    • Event driven animation
    • Using Viewport Navigation tools to manipulate cameras and lights
  • Inverse kinematics
    • Joint parameters
    • Animating with inverse kinematics

    Video post
    • Adding scene events
    • Adding image input events
    • Adding image filter events
    • Adding image layer events
    • Adding image output events
    • Applying lens effects

    Environment
    • Common parameters
    • Volumetric lighting
    • Volumetric fog

    Tips, tricks and extras
    • Useful plug-ins and websites

    Questions and answers
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