Autodesk design software provides great tools for building complex designs ranging from mechanical to civil, and 3ds Max Design software is a great tool for generating visually stunning rendered animations. This roundtable session addresses topics related to the use of 3ds Max Design for rendering and animation of CAD models from other Autodesk design software. We discuss importing and linking models from software such as Revit® and Inventor® software, and the use of Civil View for visualizing AutoCAD® Civil 3D® geometry. We examine strategies for working efficiently within 3ds Max, the animation of specific moveable parts, and the tools that are available for editing keyframes and tweaking the overall look and timing of the animation. To wrap up the discussion, we will review the multiple rendering options that are available to users in 3ds Max Design and discuss which option can be best suited for a particular task.
3ds Max Design users who work with multiple Autodesk programs for animation and rendering within 3ds Max Design and any Autodesk Premium suite users who have access to 3ds Max Design
Steven attended R.I.T.'s film/animation in 1989 & graduated A-B Tech's Entrepreneurship in 2011. He began Spectralight Images in 1989 for 3D training and animation. Moved to Orlando, FL in 1990. As VP of Computer Animators Plus (1995) began teaching 3D at Seminole Community College. With a love of art, he open Gallery 611 in 1997, and formed the Orlando Visual Artists League in 2000, serving as president until 2004. 1998 he became a Kinetix/Discreet/Autodesk training specialist, and has contributed to Autodesk's certified training material for 9 releases of 3ds Max. He was a co-developer of Autodesk's ACI Program, and Autodesk's 3ds Max® fundamental standards. Now he develops 3ds Max / Maya training courseware for CAD Learning's online training. Spectralight Images provides 3ds Max, Maya & AutoCAD training. Steven teaches classes for end users, companies, Autodesk University, & CAD America Training Tour. Past trainees: Disney, Northrop Grumman, Guess, US Army, Raytheon, and many more.
Engage with 2 principal designers of 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design software in a roundtable discussion about the art of storytelling as a means to create compelling presentations. Ian Hooper and Kelcey Simpson will show how to use the language and repertoire of storytelling techniques with the capabilities available today in 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design. Come and exchange experiences in crafting a narrative framework and learn how to bring your designs to life.
3ds Max Design software is a great tool for generating high quality visuals, but today's audience expects more. This class introduces the art of storytelling as a means to create compelling experiences that communicate (and sell) design intent and meaning. In our increasingly competitive and visually-oriented society, sophisticated presentations are more important than ever before. Learn how to reconcile the persuasive goals of a presentation with the indulgent demands of the modern audience. Starting with an understanding of the language and repertoire of storytelling techniques, this class guides you through a basic knowledge of rendering and animation features to more complex workflows with characters and real-time ready assets within a narrative framework. Discover the storytelling secrets of Hollywood and Madison Avenue to sell your designs using 3ds Max Design.