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3ds Max : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Classroom Based

Overview

Learn 3D Studio Max with the experts on a training course at Media Training. Our two-day introductory course is perfect for complete beginners and will teach you the core skills to develop as a 3D modeller with this fantastic software.

You need no previous experience to attend this course

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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.

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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

    Questions & answers
  • Importing from AutoDesk
    • Opening Vis Render files
    • Importing from AutoCAD (.dwg)

    Modifying objects
    • The Modify panel
    • Object modifiers

    Lighting
    • 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 & answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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