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3ds Max Training: Fundamentals for AEC

Autodesk 3ds Max 3ds max fundamentals training course

This introductory course into 3ds Max provides you with the fundamentals in 3ds Max to import 3D models from other CAD applications, do basic 3D modelling, setup scenes and materials to do realistic photo rendering and animations.

The topics and exercises in this course are centered around the AEC industry (architecture, interior design and civil engineering)

Course Length: 4 Days

Prerequisites: Experience with 3D modelling

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max

  • Overview
  • Visualization Workflow
  • The Autodesk 3ds Max Interface
  • File Commands
  • Configure Paths
  • Display Drivers
  • Viewport Display and Labels

Chapter 2: Autodesk 3ds Max Configuration

  • Viewport Navigation
  • Viewport Configuration and Settings
  • Object Selection Methods
  • Units Setup
  • Layer and Object Properties

Chapter 3: Assembling Project Files

  • Data Linking and Importing
  • Linking Files
  • References

Chapter 4: Basic Modeling Techniques

  • Model with Primitives
  • Modifiers and Transforms
  • Sub-Object Mode
  • Reference Coordinate Systems and Transform Centers
  • Cloning and Grouping
  • Polygon Modeling Tools in the Ribbon
  • Statistics in Viewport

Chapter 5: Modeling From 2D Objects

  • 3D Modeling from 2D Objects
  • The Lathe Modifier
  • 2D Booleans
  • The Extrude Modifier
  • 3D Boolean Operations
  • Using Snaps for Precision
  • The Sweep Modifier

Chapter 6: Materials

  • Understanding Materials and Maps
  • Material Shaders
  • Managing Materials
  • General Materials
  • Scanline Materials
  • Autodesk Materials
  • Assigning Maps to Materials
  • Opacity, Bump, and Reflection Mapping
  • Arnold Materials
  • The Material Explorer
  • Scene Converter

Chapter 7: Mapping Coordinates and Scale

  • Mapping Coordinates
  • Mapping Scale
  • Spline Mapping

Chapter 8: Introduction to Lighting

  • Local vs. Global Illumination
  • Standard Lighting
  • Types of Standard Lights
  • Shadow Types

Chapter 9: Lighting and Cameras

  • Photometric Light Objects
  • Arnold Lights
  • Cameras
  • Background Images

Chapter 10: Exposure Control, Daylight, and Rendering

  • Exposure Control
  • Daytime Lighting
  • Rendering Options
  • Arnold Renderer
  • Scanline Renderer
  • ART Renderer
  • State Sets
  • The Print Size Wizard

Chapter 11: Animation

  • Animation and Time Controls
  • Walkthrough Animation
  • Animation Output

Appendix A: Optional Topics

  • Getting Help with Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Compact Material Editor
  • Architectural Materials
  • Object Substitution
  • Creating Hierarchies
  • Customizing the User Interface

Appendix B: Optional Practices

Appendix C: Autodesk 3ds Max Certification Exam Objectives

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AutoCAD Training 3D Drawing Course

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The AutoCAD 3D course teaches AutoCAD users the concepts and fundamentals of 3D design in AutoCAD.

Course Length: 3 Days

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of AutoCAD 

Training Guide Contents

Chapter 1: 3D Foundations

  • 1 Why Use 3D?
  • 2 Introduction to the 3D Modeling Workspace
  • 3 Basic 3D Viewing Tools
  • 4 3D Navigation Tools
  • 5 Introduction to the User Coordinate System (UCS)

Chapter 2: Simple Solids

  • 1 Working with Solid Primitives
  • 2 Solid Primitive Types
  • 3 Working with Composite Solids
  • 4 Working with Mesh Models

Chapter 3: Working with the User Coordinate System

  • 1 UCS Basics
  • 2 UCS X, Y, and Z Commands
  • 3 UCS Multi-functional Grips
  • 4 Saving a UCS by Name

Chapter 4: Creating Solids & Surfaces from 2D Objects

  • 1 Complex 3D Geometry
  • 2 Extruded Solids and Surfaces
  • 3 Swept Solids and Surfaces
  • 4 Revolved Solids and Surfaces
  • 5 Lofted Solids and Surfaces
  • 6 NURBS Surfaces

Chapter 5: Modifying in 3D Space

  • 1 3D Gizmo Tools
  • 2 Aligning Objects in 3D Space
  • 3 3D Modify Commands

Chapter 6: Advanced Solid Editing

  • 1 Editing Components of Solids
  • 2 Editing Faces of Solids
  • 3 Fillets and Chamfers on Solids

Chapter 7: Additional Editing Tools

  • 1 Creating a Shell
  • 2 Imprinting Edges of Solids
  • 3 Slicing a Solid along a Plane
  • 4 Interference Checking
  • 5 Converting Objects to Surfaces
  • 6 Converting Objects to Solids

Chapter 8: Refining the View

  • 1 Working with Sections
  • 2 Working with Cameras
  • 3 Managing Views in 3D
  • 4 Animating with ShowMotion
  • 5 Creating ShowMotion Shots
  • 6 Creating Animations

Chapter 9: Point Clouds

  • 1 Point Clouds

Chapter 10: Visualization

  • 1 Creating Visual Styles
  • 2 Working with Materials
  • 3 Specifying Light Sources
  • 4 Rendering Concepts

Chapter 11: Working Drawings from 3D Models

  • 1 Creating Multiple Viewports
  • 2 2D Views from 3D Solids
  • 3 Creating Technical Drawings with Flatshot
  • 4 3D Model Import
  • 5 Automatic Model Documentation
  • 6 3D Printing

Appendix A: Skills Assessment

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