3DS Max: Fundamentals

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3DS Max - Fundamentals

After completion you will be able to: 

  • Create and modify basic 2D and 3D objects. 
  • Maximise efficiency through correct scene organisation. 
  • Create your own materials and build your own material library.
  • Understand lighting application in real scenarios. 
  • Create dynamic compositions using static and moving cameras and renders.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who should attend?

Design professionals who need to produce rendering and animations with 3DS Max

Training Course Content


  • Navigate the interface
  • Set preferences and the project folder
  • Configure paths
  • Control and configure viewport display
  • Object selection methods and units setup

Basic Modelling Techniques

  • Create 2D and 3D geometric objects
  • Apply transforms
  • Model with coordinate systems
  • Clone, group and poly Model
  • Create 3D models from 2D objects
  • Use lathe modifier, 2D Booleans, extrude modifier, and sweep modifier

Assembling Project Files

  • Link and import files, link to an AutoCAD DWG, link to a Revit file


  • The material editor, materials and maps
  • Creating a material library
  • Mapping materials to geometry Mental ray materials

Mapping Coordinates and Scale

  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Local vs. global illumination
  • Standard lighting
  • Shadow types
  • Photometric light objects
  • Exposure control
  • Daytime lighting
  • Conduct a lighting analysis

Mental Ray Rendering

  • Mental ray interior rendering
  • Controlling mental ray quality and speed
  • Adding a sky portal for interior lighting from daylight

Rendering and Cameras

  • Camera types, parameters, effects and composition
  • Rendering options and presets
  • Background images
  • Rendering to the cloud with Autodesk 360


  • Animation and time controls
  • Walkthrough animation using turntables and keyframes Create a shadow study animation

Why choose SquareOne Training

25 years' experience of delivering quality IT Training Services

All trainers Certified Microsoft Office Trainer (MOS) or higher

Public and in-house training throughout the UK


For information on pricing for this open/scheduled course, please give us a call on 0151 650 6907.

This course can also be delivered in-house and tailored to meet the particular requirements of your organisation. 

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AutoCAD 3D Map Good presentation style, took things at a manage pace and was happy to go over things again and answer any questions.​​
AutoCAD 3D Map. Excellent training, exactly what we were looking for.
Philip, the trainer, answered all questions, gave demonstrations of how to use the program specifically for our companies needs. Really happy with the experience & excellent knowledge & helpfulness of Philip.​​
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