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3D Studio Max for Designers-Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    3D Studio Max is an industry standard three-dimensional modelling, animation and rendering application.

    It enables the user to create, render in a variety of materials, and animate virtually anything. It is widely used in engineering, product design, architecture film and animation. This 18-week course is designed for those new to the world of 3D computer modelling or those who want to refresh or hone their skills; ideal for architects, interior designers, design professionals, those interested in animation and those wanting to explore a new skill.

    During the first term of this course you will be introduced to the basics of 3DS Max, perfect for those who are new to this area, or those who wish to refresh their skills in 3D modelling and visualisation. Starting with the basic layout of the program, you will then learn the processes of creating basic objects and the modification tools that can be used on them, moving onto creating models with the editable poly modelling tools and then the animation tools within the program. From the modelling and animation of objects you will move onto the creation of materials and basic application as well as the use of lights.

    The second part of the course builds and expands on the skills learnt through specific tasks giving you a greater understanding and control of the program as a whole.

    During the sessions you will look at:

    Methods of Modelling – Using and understanding the different methods of modelling within 3DS Max which can be applied to Architecture, product design, organic modelling and other areas including creating models to take to other programs.

    Animation techniques – Including character animation and further camera animation

    Material application – You will explore and expand on understanding of the Unwrap UVW mapping system.

    Throughout the course you will have the chance to create your own item as you develop your skills or practice the methods and tools that you learn during the sessions.

    By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of some of the most commonly used techniques within the program and feel confident in modelling, animating and the mapping of objects.


    What you need to bring

    A pen and notebook, or iPad if preferred and USB Memory Stick (8GB recommended minimum)



    Autumn Term

    • Monday 5th October – 30th November 2015 (Weeks 1-9)

    Spring Term

    • Monday 11th January – 7th March 2016 (Weeks 10-18)

    Please note, this is an 18-week 2 x term course commencing autumn term only

    Class size

    Maximum 12 students

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