Autodesk 3ds Max 2018: Fundamentals

  • 5h 47m
  • ASCENT - Center for Technical Knowledge
  • 2017

The Autodesk 3ds Max 2018: Fundamentals student guide provides a thorough introduction to the Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 software that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application, as well as broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users.

The practices in this student guide are primarily geared towards real-world tasks encountered by users of the Autodesk 3ds Max software in the Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering industries.

Advanced topics, such as character modeling, character animation, and rigging, are not covered in this student guide.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max 2018
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Interface and Workflow
  • Assembling Files by importing, linking, or merging
  • 3D Modeling with Primitives and 2D Objects
  • Using Modifiers to create and modify 3D objects
  • Materials and Maps
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Lighting
  • Working with Cameras and Exposure Control
  • Rendering using various renderers such as Scanline, ART, and Arnold
  • Animation for Visualization
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Experience with 3D modeling is recommended.

About the Author

ASCENT develops and produces a wide range of courseware offerings, knowledge products, and courseware for the industry’s leading engineering software tools from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, and PTC. ASCENT's team is comprised of courseware developers, engineers, instructional designers, architects, and technical writers who work together to create training solutions that work for our clients. Our curriculum group specializes in the creation of blended education programs that incorporate the best of expert-led and technology-based training offerings to create the most effective course content and ensure that users achieve maximum productivity from their chosen engineering tools. We also work to meet our client's needs by offering different levels of customization for classroom-training curriculum.

In this Book

  • In This Guide
  • Practice Files
  • Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Configuration
  • Assembling Project Files
  • Basic Modeling Techniques
  • Modeling from 2D Objects
  • Materials
  • Mapping Coordinates and Scale
  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Lighting and Cameras
  • Exposure Control, Daylight, and Rendering
  • Animation