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Autodesk 3Ds Max Essentials  

Overview

The Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2017 Essentials provides a thorough introduction to the Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 software that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application, as well as broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users.

The practices in this course are primarily geared towards real-world tasks encountered by users of the Autodesk 3ds Max software in the Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering industries.

Advanced topics, such as character animation and rigging, are not covered in this course.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Drafting, design or engineering principles
  • Experience with 3D modeling is recommended
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows® 8

Available Exams and Certifications

Price

In-Clas: R6,800.00 

Distance Learning: R5,000.00

Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Certified eBook, Dataset CD, Autodesk 3Ds Max Trial

Duration

3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is Autodesk 3Ds Max?


Meet 3ds Max 2017 and its new features, offering modeling, animation, rendering, and workflow improvements that will help users to work more efficiently and creatively than ever before.

 

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction

  • Overview
  • Visualization Workflow
  • The Autodesk 3ds Max Interface
  • Preferences
  • Setting the Project Folder
  • Configure Paths
  • Display Drivers
  • Viewport display and Labels

Autodesk 3ds Max Configuration

  • Viewport Navigation
  • Viewport Configuration
  • Object Selection Methods
  • Units Setup
  • Layer & Object Propertie

Assembling Project Files

  • Data Linking and Importing
  • Linking Files

Basic Modeling Techniques

  • Model with Primitives
  • Modifiers and Transforms
  • Sub-Object Mode
  • Reference Coordinate Systems and Transform Centers
  • Cloning and Grouping
  • Polygon Modeling Tools in the Ribbon
  • Statistics in Viewport

Modeling from 2D Objects

  • 3D Modeling from 2D Objects
  • The Lathe Modifier
  • 2D Booleans
  • The Extrude Modifier
  • Boolean Operations
  • The Sweep Modifier
  • Using Snaps for Precision

Materials

  • Introduction to Materials
  • Understanding Maps and Materials
  • Managing Materials
  • General Materials
  • Scanline Materials
  • Material Shaders
  • Assigning Maps to Materials
  • Opacity, Bump and Reflection Mapping
  • Mental Ray Materials

The Material Explorer Mapping Coordinates and Scale

  • Mapping Coordinates
  • Mapping Scale
  • Spline Mapping

Introduction to Lighting

  • Local vs. Global Illumination
  • Standard Lighting
  • Types of Standard Lights
  • Shadow Types

Lighting and Rendering

  • Photometric Light Objects
  • Exposure Control
  • Daytime Lighting

Mental Ray Rendering

  • Fundamentals of Mental Ray
  • Mental Ray Interior Rendering
  • Controlling Mental Ray Quality
  • Mental Ray Proxies

Rendering and Cameras

  • Rendering Options
  • NVIDIA iray Renderer
  • Scanline Renderer
  • ART Rendered
  • Single vs. Double-Sided Rendering
  • State Sets
  • Cameras
  • Background Images
  • The Print Size Wizard

Animation

  • Animation and Time Controls
  • Walkthrough Animation
  • Animation Output
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