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Autodesk 3Ds Max Essentials

Overview

The Autodesk® 3ds Max® Essentials learning guide provides a thorough introduction to the Autodesk 3ds Max 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 guide instructs you on how to effectively use the software interface and navigate through the scenes. It explores the creation of 3D objects and how to bring in objects from other software such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Civil 3D. Additionally, it teaches you to prepare the scenes for renderings by adding materials, lights, and cameras. Finally, the guide covers an understanding of various renderers included with the software as well as image creation and animation techniques.

 

 

Outcomes & Objectives

  • Introducing 3Ds Max as a BIM Tool
  • UI Tour and Project Navigation
  • Working concepts, key tools and Basic file setup
  • Basic object creation, transformation and modification
  • 2D Splines to 3D Modelling basics
  • Creating and manipulating Editable Polys
  • Importing and working with .DWG and .MAX files
  • Creating and applying Materials & Textures
  • Creating Light and Shadow
  • Camera setup, clipping and manipulation
  • Rendering images and simple animation
  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    In Class/Virtual Class, Hybrid Learning (Learn More)
    • 3 Days (08:30 – 16:00) Classes are  presented via our Hybrid Learning allowing  learners the flexibility to attend on campus or in the comfort of their home or workplace.

     
  • 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 modelling is recommended

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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Important Notes

  • Learners to arrive at the training venue from 08:00 in preparation for 08:30 starting time
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order.
  • For full day, on campus courses, Learnfast will supply you with a computer to use for training (if applicable),& tea/coffee and a full lunch. Catering is not included for On-Site training and laptops are available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via email at least 5-10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees will be retained for no shows.
  • Virtual learners are required to have a stable internet connection & a working headset available for sound purposes.
  • Learners who use their own laptops are fully responsible to ensure that administration rights, software installations, etc. are working sufficiently prior to training.
  • Learnfast 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.
  • Learnfast is not responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max as a BIM Tool

  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • What will BIM and 3Ds Max deliver?
  • Industry drivers
  • Introducing Levels of BIM
  • Promises in terms of visual improvements


 Lesson 2: UI Tour and Project Navigation

  • Introducing the menu and screen layout
  • Interrogating the model and viewports
  • Standard screen and command panel
  • Modelling toolbars
  • Time and animations controls

 


 Lesson 3: Working concepts, key tools and Basic File Setup

  • Important working concepts
  • Surface modelling, object and material naming
  • 3Ds Max workflows
  • File management, units, backup, saving options

 


 Lesson 4: Basic object creation, transformation and modification

  • Creating – the panel, names and colour
  • Transform – move, rotate, scale, gizmos, type-ins and angle snaps
  • Modify – overview, the panel, parameters, the modifier stack, gizmos and mesh density

 


 Lesson 5: 2D Splines to 3D Modelling basics

  • Modelling background
  • Mesh Density
  • Object manipulation tools
  • 2D and 2.5D snaps
  • Alignment tool
  • Lines

 


 Lesson 6: Creating and Manipulating Editable Polys

  • Poly modelling and the ribbon
  • Editable Poly
  • Poly sub-elements
  • Normals and backfacing

 


 Lesson 7: Importing and working with .DWG and .MAX files

  • DWG Giles
  • Layers and 3Ds Max
  • DWG File Layers

 


 Lesson 8: Creating and Applying Materials and Textures

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

 


 Lesson 9: Creating Light and Shadow

  • Basic lighting methodologies
  • Types of light, their use and three-point lighting
  • Shadows – options and Map shadows

 


 Lesson 10: Camera setup, clipping and manipulation

  • Camera types – target and free
  • Viewport derived cameras
  • Lenses
  • Length and stock lenses

 


 Lesson 11: Rendering images and simple Animation

  • Choice of renderer
  • Relationship of aspect ratio and image aspect
  • Output size and test renders
  • DPI for printing
  • Animation sizes
  • File types

 

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    Start Date
    End Date
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    Book Now
  • 05 September 2022
    07 September 2022
    Full Time
  • 09 November 2022
    11 November 2022
    Full Time
  • 07 December 2022
    09 December 2022
    Full Time

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  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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