X Close Window

This document sets forth the Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") for this Web site, www.xchangetraining.co.uk (the "Site"). If you have objections to the Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern privacy practices associated with offline activities or other XChange Training UK Ltd web sites.

Our commitment

XChange Training UK Ltd are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles.

XChange Training UK Ltd are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit with a data protection regime that is effective and fit for purpose with GDPR compliance.

Collection of personal information

As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as course bookings, enquiries or subscribing XChange Training UK Ltd will ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form with a consent request to contact you in compliance with GDPR law.

When you use the Site, XChange Training UK Ltd or third parties authorised by XChange Training UK Ltd may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type and operating system of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the site and its services. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.

What personal information we collect

The information we collect is based on what you provide us which can include:

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

The Site contains links to other sites at which personal information is collected. In such instances, unless expressly provided to the contrary, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site. That privacy policy should identify the entity that is collecting your personal information.

Use of cookies

XChangeTraining.co.uk is built without the use of cookies meaning when you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information without revealing your identity.

Communications from the site

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at info@xchangetraining.co.uk.

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on this Site where you provided your personal information.

Entities collecting personal information

Personal information on this Site is collected by XChange Training UK Ltd who are located at: 5 St John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4BH, United Kingdom and its phone number is: +44 (0)345 363 1130.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@xchangetraining.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to XChange Training, 5 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4BH.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

How your personal information is used

XChangeTraining.co.uk collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you subscribe to a service or register a product, for example, the information is used to register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other products and services of XChange Training UK Ltd and selected third parties if you have so opted to receive such communications.

XChangeTraining.co.uk may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. XChange Training UK Ltd may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.

Privacy-related queries

XChange Training UK Ltd takes its users' privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that XChange Training UK Ltd has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information or you have other related inquiries or concerns, you may write to the XChange Training UK Ltd Privacy Officer at the address indicated above.

X Close Window


XChange Training Location Manchester

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

Autodesk 3ds Max Introduction Masterclass 5 Days - Manchester

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Advanced


- 10am to 5pm


£1,195 + vat

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in this powerful modelling program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become a 3ds Max power user. Produce visually stunning animated scenes and learn how to create and manipulate realistic 3D objects.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with simple shapes and controlling the 3ds Max environment all the way up to building complex objects and materials, and adjusting cameras and lighting. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce outstanding 3D models and panoramas.

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in this powerful modelling program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become a 3ds Max power user. Produce visually stunning animated scenes and learn how to create and manipulate realistic 3D objects.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with simple shapes and controlling the 3ds Max environment all the way up to building complex objects and materials, and adjusting cameras and lighting. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce outstanding 3D models and panoramas.

  • Autodesk 3ds Max Masterclass 5 Days

    Course Details

    This 5-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Autodesk 3ds Max. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes modelling and animation to a new level. We will guide you in learning the work area and then move on to cover modelling, material creation, animation, and scene generation. Our course is the perfection preparation for anyone looking to take the 3ds Max Certified Associate Exam.

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

    • Navigate the 3ds Max environment
    • Model 3D objects from 2D shapes
    • Create photorealistic materials
    • Modify camera viewpoints
    • Define scene lighting and shadows
    • Animate objects and materials
    • Render models and panoramas

    Our goal is for you to understand how to model and animate complex 3D scenes.

    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.

    classroom image
  • 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 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 Manchester training centre based at:

    Piccadilly House
    49 Piccadilly
    M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    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.

    View Full details of our Manchester Training Venue and Course options

    XChange Training Location Manchester

    ↑ Click the map to view a larger version ↑

  • Autodesk 3ds Max Masterclass 5 Days - Upcoming Manchester Course Dates

    26 Jul - 30 Jul £1195 + vat
    18 Oct - 22 Oct £1195 + vat
    20 Dec - 24 Dec £1195 + vat
  • Client Reviews

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

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

    "Very professional training service. Instructor was very knowledgeable and open to questions. Methodical training structure and easy to follow. Will recommend to my colleagues. Thanks!"

    Alex Birkett, NUS Services, HTML & CSS - 2 Day Introduction

    "A worthwhile training course. A very experienced instructor who gave useful tips and tricks in addition to the scheduled course."

    Andy Hunt, Totem Agency, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Intermediate

    "Teaching was at a good pace and the instructions given were comprehensive without being overly technical. I have learned many things which will help in my ongoing graphic design work. "

    Zahir Raniwalla, M&I Materials, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "Very comprehensive and well delivered training. "

    Deborah Martin, University of Derby, Colour Management - 1 Day Introduction

    "The course was thorough and well explained. The friendly approach made it all easy to understand and follow and all questions were dealt with straight away. Thank you!"

    Jade Hindley, Inspire, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    "Small group allowed for conversation around relevant topics. Thanks"

    Leon Malletton, University of Sheffield, Premiere Pro - 2 Day Introduction

    "Course went at a good pace. The trainer was very enthusiastic about the content and able to explain the concepts well and at the right pace."

    Peter Leatherland, NGI, HTML & CSS - 2 Day Introduction

    "I have used XChange Training many times and I have been very happy with the training sessions, information supplied and the instructor's knowledge. Thank you for all your help in organising the courses."

    Margaret Nolan-Meddings, Miller Insurance Services LLP, Digital Publishing Suite - 1 Day Introduction

    "Very in-depth and thorough training for people completely new to the program. Covers everything you'd need to know at a very reasonable pace."

    Andy Porter, Breaking Free Online, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days