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XChange Training Location London

Use Autodesk 3DS Max for 3D rendering Animations Product prototyping Scenario simulation Game development

Autodesk 3ds Max Introduction 2 Days - London

Key Course Details:




- 10am to 5pm


£525 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of 3ds Max as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the powerful modelling program. We will show you how to create, import, and manipulate 3D data. With our help, you will quickly learn how to light, animate and render your own 3D objects.

After we give you a complete tour of the 3ds Max environment, we will show you how to import data from other programs and build your own 3D models. As well as enhancing scenes through the use of materials and maps, you will also learn the basics of good scene lighting. With our help, you will be able to animate and render your own 3D creations.

Learn the fundamentals of 3ds Max as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the powerful modelling program. We will show you how to create, import, and manipulate 3D data. With our help, you will quickly learn how to light, animate and render your own 3D objects.

After we give you a complete tour of the 3ds Max environment, we will show you how to import data from other programs and build your own 3D models. As well as enhancing scenes through the use of materials and maps, you will also learn the basics of good scene lighting. With our help, you will be able to animate and render your own 3D creations.

  • Autodesk 3ds Max Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Autodesk 3ds Max. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program gives you the tools you need to create and animate your own 3D objects. You will work with materials and maps as we show you how produce well-lit stills and animations.

    To aid your continued development, our course encourages self-learning through use of the Autodesk 3ds Max help system. We will show you how to use the help system to improve your understanding of the program long after your course is complete.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the 3ds Max environment
    • Import data from other 3D programs
    • Model 3D objects from 2D shapes
    • Embellish scenes by using materials and maps
    • Define scene lighting
    • Animate objects and materials
    • Render still pictures and animations

    Our goal is for you to understand how create and animate your own 3D objects.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for graphic designers who wish to learn about 3D design and modelling but who have little or no experience of using 3D programs.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 Overview
    • Interface & workflow
    • Project folder configuration
    • Viewports & navigation tools
    • Keyboard shortcuts
    • Reference coordinate system and Snaps
    • Asset browser
    Creating a Model
    • Parametric geometries and shapes
    • High and low poly modelling
    • Modelling 3D objects from 2D shapes
    • Edge copying technique
    • Combine multiple modelling concepts to create photo-real models
    • Learn to build anything you can imagine
    • Scaling your model (reset Xform)
    • Xview
    Material Techniques
    • Learn a material’s workflow
    • How to use material templates (arch and design and Autodesk materials)
    • How to create photorealistic materials
    • How to apply a material (uvw map and unwrap uvw)
    • Open, save, create & merge materials libraries
    Cameras & Views
    • Create & modify cameras
    • Create camera from view
    • Viewport background
    • Scene states
    • Isolation mode
    • Display object properties
    Lighting Your Scene
    • Standard and photometric lights- advantages & disadvantages
    • Distributions types photometric lights
    • Self illuminated materials
    • Interior lighting techniques
    • Daylight system
    • Shadow types
    • How to animate objects & materials
    • Tips & tricks
    • Walk through animation
    • Select & link objects
    Rendering your model
    • Default scanline renderer
    • Mentalray renderer
    • Final gather
    • Rendering animations with mentalray
    • Panorama exporter
    • Print size assistant
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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    XChange Training Location London

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  • Autodesk 3ds Max Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming London Course Dates

    23 Aug - 24 Aug £525 + vat
    01 Nov - 02 Nov £525 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Exactly what I was hoping for, thank you XChange Training!"

    Karl Durnberger, Selex, Autodesk 3DS Max - 2 Day Course

    "Considering I have never used Photoshop before I have come away with a brilliant set of new skills that will not only help in my current job but also going forward in my career. Our trainer was a positive, enthusiastic and patient course leader and I have thoroughly enjoyed my two days on the course."

    Jourdan Kenny, Trendsetter Home Furnishings, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "The training was excellent, well paced and all of our questions were answered. There was time at the end to put into practice what had been learnt and ask further questions or queries. Prepared handouts were are clear and useful for future reference."

    Kerry Willis, Paignton Zoo, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    "Very helpful course with all the basics covered. I feel confident that I can complete and build and produce quality courses relatively pain free!"

    Sian Murphy, Riverside Housing, Storyline - 2 Day Introduction

    "Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer."

    Shane O’Byrne, MEC Global, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "I found the instructor very helpful and knowledgeable. I would like to return for further training..."

    Rebecca Sanderson, Frank Cass, Database Publishing - 1 Day Introduction

    "Thoroughly enjoyed each day and got plenty to put into practice."

    Tracy Gibson, Wates Construction Limited, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Excellent. Course was tailored to our requirements, so didn't feel that any time was wasted."

    Susanna Booth, Competition Comm., InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    "Excellent content and overall experience, very useful. Exactly what I expected and more. Cheers!"

    Adam Hypki, Trinity Laban, HTML & CSS - 2 Day Introduction

    "The instructor was excellent and very patient!"

    Sharon Clarken, Newsquest Magazines Ltd, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced