3ds Max Jumpstart Zero to Hero

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5 days
Company-Specific / In-House

3ds Max Jumpstart Zero to Hero

Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... Zero to 3DS Max HERO in just 5 days! This five day technical training course is designed to help you learn everything you need to create 3D content using 3DS Max. 3DS Max Jumpstart Zero to HERO will focus on learning the basics of modelling, material creation, animation, and scene generation. Learn the capabilities of the interface, how to work efficiently, and how to apply toolset in the workplace. This class will take you past the basic level into an intermediate skill-set.

Course includes the Autodesk 3DS Max Autodesk Certified User accredited exam; the Autodesk 3DS
Max Professional exam is available for an additional fee of £150.00 plus VAT.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This is for people who want to create 3D graphics for print or animation. Target customers are architectural practices, visualisation studios, production houses, advertising agencies or other such departments that work in large organisations.

Training Course Content

An introduction to Autodesk 3DS Max

Interface and workflow
Project folder configuration
Viewports and navigation tools
Keyboard shorcuts
Reference coordinate system and Snaps
Default work space with enhance menus

Creating a model

Parametric geometries and shapes
High and low poly modeling
Modeling 3D objects from 2D shapes
Parametric modeling, Polygon modeling
Combine multiple modeling concepts to create photo-real models
Learn to build anything you can imagine
Scaling your model (reset Xform)

Material Techniques

Learn a material’s workflow
Difference between Material and Map
How to use material templates (Standard or Mentalray)
How to create photorealistic materials
How to apply a material and control it's projection with an UVW map modifier
Open, save, create and merge materials libraries

Cameras and Views

Create and modify cameras
Create camera from view
Target and Free cameras
Viewport background
Isolation mode
Layer properties
Object propreties
Differences between

Lighting your scene

Standard and photometric lights- advantages and disadvantages
Distributions types photometric lights
Self iluminated materials
Interior lighting techniques
Daylight system
Shadow types
Studio light setup (for product rendering)


How to animate objects and materials
Tips and tricks
Walk through animaction
Select and link objects
Schematic vew
Principles of Inverse Kinematics
Auto Key and Set Key
Track view (Curve editor and Dope Sheet)
Populate you scene with people (populate tool)

Rendering your model

Mentalray renderer
Final gather
Exposure control
Rendering animations with mentalray
Rendering and animation preview.
Grab Viewport
Panorama exporter
Print size assistant


Prices from £756 (Guideline pricing). Promotional rates often available the further ahead you book. Contact us for quote.

Provider: STL

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E14 8BT 1 Northey Street

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