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.
Autodesk 3ds Max\ 3ds Max Design users who work with multiple Autodesk programs for animation and rendering within 3ds Max.
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.
This lecture will cover the process of creating striking videos designed to communicate complex infrastructure projects within a Building Information Modeling (BIM) pipeline. You will discover how products from Autodesk, Inc., can enable you to deliver detailed technical information to both engineers and non-technical audiences involved in a project. Helicopter video shooting, tracking, and 3D replacement have become essential exercises for achieving this purpose in transportation infrastructure projects such as airports, freeways, and elevated-train systems. We will follow some of these videos from beginning to end, covering topics that include: preproduction tips for shooting video from a helicopter and tracking with the MatchMover application; integration of tracking points and camera in a 3ds Max software environment; BIM pipeline integration with 3ds Max software and Revit software; rigging and animating transport in 3ds Max software; rendering management in the Backburner application; and optimized compositing. Download videos at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/thq3yvdw3119aho/AABlyqsDi9Wz57tZVBIImfnSa