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Steven Schain

AV1265-L: Animation of Inventor Assemblies Using 3ds Max Design

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Import an Inventor model from within 3ds Max Design 2014
  • Create a hierarchical structure that is suitable for animating
  • Animate using keyframe animation and edit the keyframes to modify the animation
  • Render the animated sequence using the Quicksilver hardware renderer

Description

Description

Inventor software is a great tool for building complex mechanical assemblies, and 3ds Max Design software is a great tool for generating visually stunning rendered animations. This hands-on labs fuses the 2 programs and covers topics related to the animation of Inventor assemblies using 3ds Max 2014. You learn how to import an Inventor assembly that will be used for animation in 3ds Max. You also learn strategies for building a hierarchy based on the animation requirements for the imported models. The class steps you through the process of creating keyframe animation of specific moveable parts. Finally, you learn about the tools that are available for editing keyframes and tweaking the overall look and timing of the animation. To complete the process, you learn how to configure and render an image sequence for final output using the Quicksilver hardware renderer.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Intermediate-level Inventor and 3ds Max Design users who would like to animate and render Inventor assemblies in 3ds Max

Speakers

Speakers

Steven Schain

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.

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Tags

Published

  • 2013
  • AV1265-L
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Product Design Suite

Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense Equipment
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Other
  • Life Sciences Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Consumer products
  • Building Products & Fabrication
  • Architecture Services

Topics

  • Advanced Visualization