Autodesk 3Ds Max Architectural Design

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Course Description

This comprehensive course offers you an in-depth introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max, a leading software in 3D modeling, rendering and animation. Designed for beginners, this course covers fundamental aspects of 3ds Max, including its interface, tools and workflow. You'll learn how to set up projects, configure paths and utilize display drivers and viewports. Through practical exercises, you'll gain hands-on experience in basic poly modeling, architectural modeling, shading, texturing, UV mapping and lighting & rendering. By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in 3ds Max and the skills necessary to create high-quality 3D models and visualizations.

Course Title: Autodesk 3Ds Max Architectural Design
Duration: 3 Days
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Leisure Commerce Square, PJ
Trainer: Ms Shamini

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate and utilize the 3ds Max interface efficiently
  • Set up and manage project folders, paths and display configurations
  • Perform basic poly modeling using primitives and Graphite tools
  • Create architectural models by importing plans and using AEC tools and modifiers
  • Apply shading, texturing and UV mapping techniques to models
  • Set up and configure lighting rigs for rendering with global illumination and HDRI
  • Produce professional-grade 3D visualizations and animations

Training Investment and Advantages

The course fee is RM2700 per participant

Benefits include:

  • Assurance of competency
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • Three months of post-training support
  • Options for personalized in-house training sessions

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Course Outline

  • Intro to 3Ds Max
    • Overview
    • Visualization Workflow
    • 3ds Max Interface
    • Preferences
    • Setting the Project Folder
    • Configure Paths
    • Display Drivers
    • Viewport Display and Labels
    • Viewport Configuration
    • Viewport Navigation
    • Object Selection Methods
    • Units Setup
    • Layer and Object Properties
  • Basic Poly Modeling in 3Ds Max
    • Model with Primitives
    • Applying Transforms
    • Sub-Object Mode
    • Reference Coordinate Systems and Transform Centers
    • Cloning and Grouping
    • Poly Modeling with Graphite Tools
    • Statistics in Viewport
  • Architectural Modeling
    • Importing a plan from AutoCAD/Vectorworks
    • Making an interior space
    • Make use of AEC tools, Geometry and shape, Doors and Windows, AEC extended, Compound Objects
    • Modifiers to create and deform objects
    • Using Snaps for Precision
  • Shading, Texturing and UV Mapping
    • Material library/Architectural Materials
    • Control their color, shininess, transparency and reflectivity
    • Types of mapping and methods
    • Create and apply UV maps of your models, cutting and sewing them and folding and unfolding UVs
    • Work in Photoshop to produce texture images to apply to your maps
  • Lighting & Rendering
    • Set up a basic light rig including a directional light, spotlight, key light and point light and render it from different camera views
    • Global Illumination and HDRI rendering

Who Should Attend this Course?

This course is designed for anyone with a vague interest in 3D, especially for :-

  • Aspiring 3D Artists and Designers
  • Architecture and Interior Design Students
  • Graphic Designers and Animators
  • Game Developers
  • Visual Effects Artists
  • Multimedia Professionals
  • Hobbyists and Enthusiasts

The Instructor

Shamini Devi Muniandy

Shamini Devi Muniandy holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from De Monfort University and numerous professional certifications from Autodesk® and the Department of Skills Development, including Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Maya®. She has held various roles throughout her career, such as an IT Development Manager, Lecturer and Administrator and is currently serving as a Trainer. Shamini has a wealth of experience in training and media production, IT development and lecturing, specializing in software like Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Adobe® Creative Suite, Vray®, Unity3D®, Nuke® and Rhino®. She has conducted various training projects for institutions and companies, focusing on areas like 3D animation, games art design, architectural visualization and soft skills training. Fluent in English, Malay and Tamil, Shamini is also involved in strategic planning, blended learning and effective communication, making her a versatile and highly skilled professional in her field.

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