Who is this course for

People who have preferably attended the 3DS Max Essentials Jumpstart or have a number of years experience working with 3D tools and have a solid understanding of modelling in the 3D environment.

Assumed Knowledge

You will have taken the 3DS Max Jumpstart zero to HERO course or have equivalent knowledge and experience

What you will learn

You will be able to design 3D environments with animated walking characters with realistic lighting viewed from a moving camera.

You will also be prepared to take the official Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Professional exam.

Outline

Low and High Poly modeling

  • more Detailed Box Modelling techniques
  • learn the Edge Copying technique
  • combine multiple modelling concepts to create photo-real models
  • learn to build anything from Air planes to humans
  • learn the differences between Mesh, Patches, and Nurbs technique

Material Techniques

  • unwrap any complex objects using Unwrap UVW and Texporter plug-in
  • learn Game texturing Techniques
  • Pelt Mapping
  • layer many maps using UVW map channels
  • using Alphas and images as Alphas
  • mix and Composite Mapping
  • material types in depth including Multi-Sub Object, Composite, Matte/Shadow
  • raytraced Materials
  • render to Texture

Lighting

  • using Skylight
  • area lights
  • radiosity
  • light Tracer
  • photometric Lights
  • e-Light plug-in
  • tips on how to reduce time consuming renders with simple standard lights

Animation

  • learn Controllers in depth
  • list Controllers & Limit Controllers
  • constraints
  • parameter Collector
  • wire Parameters
  • sliders
  • inverse Kinematics
  • IK Solvers
  • Animation Modifiers
  • Morphing
  • Animation Materials and Effects
  • Channel Locks and Inheritance
  • Audio Synchronization

Effects

  • Particles
  • Particle Flow
  • Environmental effects
  • Composition tips
  • Glow and flares
  • Dynamics with Reactor

Course details

Evening class duration Weekend class duration Weekday class duration Course level
Intermediate - Green Belt - 201

How to book

Simply select your start date from below and pay online to book your course.

If you are joining us during a weekday class then the lessons begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:30. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during an evening class then the lessons begin at 18:00 and finish at 21:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during a weekend class then the class starts at 10:00 and will finish at 17:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.