In this online 3ds Max Animation training class you will create a walk-through of a real-world commercial project. You will learn more about materials and about animating cameras, lights and objects.
In this online course, you will learn more about advanced materials and daylighting simulations. You will import a Revit model into your 3ds Max model. You'll learn more about the 3ds Max environmental settings and about modeling urban site elements.
Your instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and also an experienced working professional who uses 3ds Max on a daily basis, meeting client deliverables and creating renderings and animations to help their clients visualize their upcoming projects.
VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.
In our online 3ds Max tutorial course, you will be provided source files, which you will use to start your project. You will be provided videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your project as well as to your reading assignments. There will be discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will be regular progress submissions of the work you completed and there will also be 1:1 time with your instructor.
- Acquire advanced modeling tools to develop a variety of 3D objects.
- Explore advanced material and lighting settings, including the use of external images and HDR photos to produce photorealistic renderings.
- Construct animation sequences using key frame and curve editor applications.
- Build a skills toolbox for personal and professional development of renderings and animations.
This course is designed for architects, interior designers, engineers, and others involved in the construction industry looking to develop intermediate-level skills in the animation aspects of 3ds Max.
Class participants will receive a grade based on their competency proven in the assessments (quizzes and tests) and their participation in the discussion forums.
Class grades will be determined by the total number of points achieved in the following categories:
Final grades are determined using the following scale:
|Letter Grade||Percent||Grade Points|
|A+||98 - 100||4.00|
|A||94 - 97||3.67|
|A-||90 - 93||3.50|
|B+||87 - 89||3.33|
|B||83 - 86||3.00|
|B-||80 - 82||2.67|
|C+||77 - 79||2.33|
|C||73 - 76||2.00|
|C-||70 - 72||1.67|
|D+||67 - 69||1.33|
|D||63 - 66||1.00|
|D-||60 - 62||0.67|
|F||0 - 59||0.00|
The weighted values will be summed into total points achieved.
Open labs are available for use in completing homework assignments and for additional "practice time" for all of our students who are within a convenient driving distance of our San Diego campus.
There is an additional cost for technical support setting up your computer system loading the Autodesk software, if you need that additional support. Please contact our Program Manager at 619-758-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive that information.
AutoDesk Certification Objectives
- Create a path animation and evaluate an object along the path
- Identify Controller types
- Identify playback settings
- Locate the value of keys in the Time Slider
- Use a Dope Sheet
- Differentiate camera types
- Edit FOV (Field of View)
DATA MANAGEMENT / INTEROPERABILITY
- Differentiate common file types and usages
- Use the import feature to import model data
- Use atmosphere effects
- Compare Attenuation and Decay
- Identify parameters for modifying shadows
- Add a volumetric effect
MATERIALS / SHADING
- Identify standard materials
- Differentiate reference coordinate systems
- Differentiate workflow
- Identify Clone types Differentiate standard versus extended primitives
- Identify and use line tool creation methods Identify Vertex types
- Use object creation and modification workflows
- Use polygon modeling tools Use ProBoolean
- Differentiate Renderers
- Identify rendering parameters
UI / OBJECT MANAGEMENT
- Describe and use object transformations
- Identify Selection Regions and methods
- Use Viewports
- Set up and use Scenes
Certification / Accreditation
- Autodesk Course e-certificate: The VDCI onsite and online courses are approved by Autodesk.
- cadteacher/VDCI is an Authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC).
- State of California Approval - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for both online and onsite learning.
- National Accreditation - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). All of our courses are regulated and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Autodesk Professional Certification Exams: For many of their software programs, Autodesk offers User and Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and to become Certified Autodesk Professionals. As an Autodesk Certified Professional, you can enhance your credibility and can accelerate your professional development. Many employers insist on hiring Autodesk Certified Professionals.
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
- 3ds Max 201 and 3ds Max 202 are prerequisites, or three months of professional work experience with 3ds Max.
Computer Hardware Requirements
- In order to run 3ds Max software, your computer must meet these hardware requirements
- 3ds Max
- Autodesk 3ds Max Essentials
Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software will be downloaded directly onto your machine. Instructions are provided in the VDCI Student Portal for your course.
While you are taking classes at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.
Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.
If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.
Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.
There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.
The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.
The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade. Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.
VDCI Student Lounge
The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.
Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.
Lesson 1 - Equivalent of Seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students start this course by applying some advanced exterior rendering techniques to an imported 3d Revit model of a building.
Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue working on their model by adding entourage to their scene.
Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students cover free cameras, targeted cameras, camera animations, and daylight simulation.
Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin animating by walkthrough and finish their building models.
cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES
|Apr 19 - May 06, 2019||ONLINE|
|May 10 - May 27, 2019||ONLINE|
|May 31 - Jun 17, 2019||ONLINE|
|Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2019||ONLINE|
|Jul 12 - Jul 29, 2019||ONLINE|
|Aug 02 - Aug 19, 2019||ONLINE|
|Aug 23 - Sep 09, 2019||ONLINE|
|Sep 13 - Sep 30, 2019||ONLINE|
|Oct 04 - Oct 21, 2019||ONLINE|
|Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019||ONLINE|
|Nov 15 - Dec 02, 2019||ONLINE|
|Dec 06 - Dec 23, 2019||ONLINE|