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  • Ben Bisares (2013)

    Time-Saving Tips and Tricks for Your Architectural Visualizations

    • 3ds Max Design, 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite

    Key Learning

    • Use Nitrous for previsualization
    • Create materials that convincingly fake reflections and indirect lighting
    • Correctly and effectively use HDR images to reduce the amount of lighting needed in the scene
    • Use new features in 3ds Max Design 2014, such as Populate
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  • Michael Reilly (2012)

    Autodesk® Media & Entertainment: Rigorous Creativity in Core Academic Classes

    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite

    Key Learning

    • Explain how industries, schools, and other leaders in the area can join together to create an authentic learning environment
    • Map out a plan to make their own "flavor" of project-based learning that blends the technical with the core classes
    • Describe how Autodesk products can create positive change in the non-technical classroom
    • Evaluate how they could begin to reach out to teachers of core classes in your school or area
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  • Larry Kleinkemper (2013)

    21 Time-Saving Tips, Workarounds, and Best Practices for As-Built MEP Projects

    • Building Design Suite, 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite

    Key Learning

    • Create an as-built model and workflow that uses the latest software tools and best practices to maximize efficiency
    • Collect the necessary amount of on-site laser scan data in the most efficient process
    • Understand how third-party software plug-ins can augment as-built modeling in Revit
    • Implement an array of time-saving scanning and modeling tips on your very next MEP project
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  • Matt Stachoni (2013)

    A Hardware Wonk's Guide to Specifying the Best 3D and BIM Workstations, 2013 Edition

    • Building Design Suite, 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite

    Key Learning

    • Explain the technical demands of each application in the Building Design Suite
    • Describe the current state of today's processors, memory, storage, and graphics hardware
    • Optimize your hardware resources for BIM modeling, advanced visualization, and construction coordination
    • Answer the question, Should I build or should I buy?
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  • Samantha Phenix (2013)

    Balanced Computing: The Path to Improved Productivity

    • AutoCAD Design Suite, 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite

    Key Learning

    • Configure a balanced system to optimize your workflow
    • Explain the trade-offs between integrated graphics versus discrete graphics
    • Assess when a second processor can benefit your workflow
    • Describe the impact of solid state drives (SSD) on end-user productivity
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  • John Higgs (2013)

    Cheap Tricks: Animation Shortcuts for Storytelling

    • 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite, Smoke

    Key Learning

    • Explain how different cameras impact the amount of time needed in production
    • Use a technique of pushing on a still rendering while applying animation on top of the rendering to give it a dynamic feel
    • Use tricks to transition between cameras in a 2D state
    • Describe the production workflow for the animation pipeline
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  • Allan McKay (2012)

    Advanced Visual Effects Techniques for Technical Directors

    • Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite
    • Autodesk Maya

    Key Learning

    • Explain workflow processes and scripting tools for rendering and the creation of various effects
    • Create high-end Hollywood AAA movie FX
    • Fracture and create realistic destruction of surfaces, buildings, and other VFX shots
    • Create realistic fire, smoke, and explosions VFX for film production
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  • Key Learning

    • Use the right tool for the right job
    • Implement digital sets and virtual environments
    • Explain how to implement an Autodesk creation suite pipeline for a small studio
    • Implement a connection from 3ds Max to Adobe® After Effects®
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  • Laurent Abecassis (2012)

    Think Outside the Box: Custom Development with Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suites

    • Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite
    • Autodesk Maya

    Key Learning

    • Rapidly start a customization project for Autodesk software that is available in the creation suites
    • Identify the programming area to focus on, based on needs and the production platform
    • List each programming language that is available for customizing Autodesk products that are available in the creation suites
    • Identify the key differences between each of the Autodesk 3D products
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