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Steven Schain

VI5189-R: Roundtable on Autodesk's Design Software to 3ds Max Software Interoperability

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to import and link CAD data from within 3ds Max Design 2015 software
  • Understand strategies for working efficiently between Autodesk programs and 3ds Max Design software
  • Learn how to animate using keyframe animation, and learn how to edit the keyframes to modify the animation
  • Learn how to render the animated sequence using the most appropriate rendering tools for your needs

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Description

Description

Autodesk, Inc., design software provides great tools for building complex designs that range from mechanical to civil, and 3ds Max Design software is a great tool for generating visually striking rendered animations. This round table will discuss topics related to the use of 3ds Max Design software for the rendering and animation of CAD models from other Autodesk design software systems. We will discuss importing and linking models from programs like Revit software and Inventor software, and we'll cover the use of the Civil View feature set for visualizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software geometry. We will examine strategies for working efficiently within 3ds Max software, and we'll look at the animation of specific moveable parts. We'll also discuss 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 available in 3ds Max Design software and discuss which option can be best suited for which particular task.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Autodesk 3ds Max\ 3ds Max Design users who work with multiple Autodesk programs for animation and rendering within 3ds Max.

Speakers

Speakers

Steven Schain

Steven Schain graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in film and animation in 1989, and he received a degree in entrepreneurship in 2011 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Steven opened Spectralight Images, LLC, in 1989 to deliver 3D training and animation. Steven moved to Florida in 1990, where, as vice president of Computer Animators Plus, he began teaching 3D at Seminole State College of Florida. His love of art inspired him to open Gallery 611 in 1997, and he formed the Orlando Visual Artists League in 2000, remaining as president until 2004. In 1998 he became a training specialist for Autodesk, Inc., and he has contributed to Autodesk's certified training material for 9 releases of 3ds Max software. He was a co-developer of the Autodesk Certified Instructor Program and of 3ds Max software's fundamental standards. Now he develops 3ds Max and Maya training courseware for CADLearning's online training. Spectralight Images provides training in 3ds Max software, Maya software, and AutoCAD software. Steven teaches classes for end users, companies, Autodesk University, and others. Past trainees include The Walt Disney Company, Guess, the United States Army, and more. He opened Spectra3D in 2014 as a sales and support company for the Stratasys 3D printer.

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Published

  • 2014
  • VI5189-R
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • 3ds max, AutoCAD

Industry

  • Media and Entertainment

Topics

  • Visualization
  • Animation
  • and Entertainment