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3D Modelling and Animation Training Courses

Our training courses are tailored to help visual designers to draw, manipulate, animate, and organise 2D and 3D models. We appeal to visual designers of all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced professionals.

At XChange Training, we know that subjects areas such as 3D modelling and animation can be complex and involve the use of very powerful programs. That is why we have drawn on our years of experience to produce a range of courses that suit users from many different industries and who have varying levels of knowledge and experience.

From those new to design through to experienced creative workers and all the way up to engineering specialists, our courses offer the right place to enhance your knowledge and make your designs stand out from the crowd.

Many of our courses involve Computer Aided Design (CAD) to produce content that can be used in a huge range of industries. With our guidance, you can get the skills to supply design services in construction, interior design, engineering, and much more.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your training course, please contact us on info@xchangetraining.co.uk.

AutoCAD

View all AutoCAD Training CoursesAutoCAD has for years been the industry-standard tool for most CAD projects. AutoCAD is traditionally associated with the construction industry but is used wherever 2D and 3D design is required. Few other programs offer the power of AutoCAD's drawing and drafting tools.

2-Day Introduction: Focus on the basic commands you need to know in order to design and draft your own 2D production drawings. Our experts will discuss fundamental features of the program and cover its precision drafting tools. We will also show you how to present drawings in ways that will impress your audience. A great way for beginners to get involved in the field of technical drawing and drafting.

Autodesk 3ds Max

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		Autodesk 3ds Max is a professional computer graphics program for making 3D animations, games, and images. Visual designers use 3ds Max to render and animate materials, models, and panoramas.

2-Day Introduction: Understand the 3ds Max program environment, then move on to importing data from other programs and building 3D models. As well as enhancing scenes through the use of materials and maps, you will also learn the basics of good scene lighting. We will also show you how best to use the 3ds Max help system to improve your understanding of the program long after your course is complete. This is the ideal way for beginners to get started in 3D modelling.

5-Day Masterclass: Build on the basics by learning about modelling, material creation, animation, and scene generation. By covering everything in the 2-Day Introduction and much more, we take beginners up to an advanced level. This course is the perfect preparation for anyone looking to take the 3ds Max Certified Associate exam.

Maxon Cinema 4D

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		Maxon Cinema 4D is a 3D modelling, animation, and rendering program used by design professionals around the world. It is a perfect tool for dealing with texturing, working with CAD models, and manipulating content generated in popular Adobe programs such as Illustrator and After Effects.

2-Day Introduction: Understand the basics of modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering. You will learn about importing CAD models and Adobe Illustrator content, and will end the course having exported a working animation. A great starting point for beginners in 3D design.

2-Day Introduction for After Effects users: We give you an introduction to Cinema 4D and then focus on getting design projects to move in and out of After Effects. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in 3D design and who has some experience of After Effects, and is an ideal follow-on to our 2-Day After Effects Introduction course.

2-Day Intermediate: Build on your existing Cinema 4D know-how and enhance it as you learn how to add new levels of detail to your designs. We will demonstrate how you can animate challenging systems and apply better lighting. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Cinema 4D, and is an ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course.

4-Day Masterclass: The perfect way to gain all the skills you need to become a confident Cinema 4D user, even if you have no prior experience of working in 3D. We go from the basics to showing you 3D camera mapping, enhanced lighting techniques, and more. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 2-Day Intermediate courses.

Nemetschek Vectorworks

Nemetschek Vectorworks is a well-established design and drawing program used to create and organise 2D and 3D CAD designs.

 

2-Day Introduction: Import images, organise your files, create classes, and much more as we give you the perfect grounding in this feature-rich CAD program. A great way to learn how to build usable designs for business and industry. An ideal introduction for visual designers who have little or no previous experience of using CAD programs.

Strata 3D CX

View all Strata 3D CX Training CoursesStrata 3D CX is a program that gives designers the ability to link to Photoshop files, import Illustrator art, and create photo-real images and animations. An ideal tool for adding real power to your creative workflows.

1-Day Essentials: Learn the basics of the program as we show you how to work with shapes, set up lights and cameras, apply texturing techniques, and render and animate scenes. A perfect starting point for visual designers who wish to improve Photoshop and Illustrator workflows. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, and can serve as a useful follow-on to our 2-Day Photoshop Introduction and 2-Day Illustrator Introduction courses.

2-Day Introduction: We take you through a complete introduction to the program, going to more depth on the tools and modes used to manipulate shapes and textures. Ideal for designers looking for a thorough grounding in this helpful design tool. Again, this course assumes some basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, and can serve as a useful follow-on to our 2-Day Photoshop Introduction and 2-Day Illustrator Introduction courses.

Trimble SketchUp

View all SketchUp Training CoursesTrimble SketchUp is a 3D-modelling program used for a wide variety of applications including architecture, interior design, and engineering.

 

1-Day Introduction: Learn how to put together simple 2D and 3D designs. We start by covering the important concepts that underpin good design and then move on to showing you how to render your compositions and show them off to others. This is the perfect way for beginners to get started with SketchUp.

1-Day Advanced: Develop your existing skills as you explore the advanced features of SketchUp, focusing mainly on the areas of advanced modelling techniques and modeling organisation. This course assumes some basic knowledge of SketchUp, and is the ideal follow-on to our 1-Day Introduction course.

1-Day Advanced PRO: Learn about the most challenging 3D-design issues that SketchUp professionals have to face. We cover multiple rendering techniques and show you how to involve other CAD programs in your workflow. This is the perfect course for advanced graphic designers who wish to produce expert-level results. This course assumes significant knowledge of SketchUp, and is the ideal follow-on to our 1-Day Advanced course.

2-Day Masterclass: Understand how this program allows you to create powerful 3D designs that can be used in many different fields. We will guide you in learning the work area, understanding 2D and 3D geometry, rendering, and much more. This course combines the best of our 1-Day Introduction and 1-Day Advanced courses.

 

I've been coming back to XChange Training for all our digital needs not least because the convenient booking service but mainly because the level of expertise from the trainers, who are all industry specialists, is second to none.

Nick Laws, University of Westminster

 

3D Modelling and Animation Courses

I've been on several courses at XChange Training in London and each one has been excellent. The centre itself is very easy to get to from Farringdon station with superb facilities and a free lunch voucher is included on each visit too!

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