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Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Tutorial

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  • Tutor: Steven Schain
  • Duration: 20 hours
  • Video lessons: 317
  • Product code: 24716
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  • Available on: DVD
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  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Date Released: Summer 2015
Learn how to precisely create, animate and render 3D models using this revolutionary 3D graphics software, ever present in the Autodesk Factory, Product and Infrastructure Design suites with the help of these practical 3ds Max 2016 tutorial videos.

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert Autodesk trainer Steven Schain presents step by step training videos that help explain and demonstrate how to use the innovative tools that are at your disposal to create amazing models and animations.

Through over twenty hours of professionally created video training movies, the tuition starts with the beginner concepts with the new 2014 workspace explored and how to set up your first project. The purchased DVD course also includes the same workfiles as the trainer uses allowing you to accurately replicate his on-screen actions. Once the fundamentals have covered, the course gathers pace by covering viewport navigation, lessons on 3D space, the rendering options available, learning the particle tools, working with 3ds Max primitives, the key modeling tools explained and so much more.

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Getting Started
Learning Objectives (6:29)
Launching 3ds Max (2:37)
Working with Startup Templates (3:44)
Configuring 3ds Max (2:07)
Configuring the Default UI and Presets (1:49)
Synchronizing the User Interface and Default Presets (3:27)
Customizing Mouse Interaction (4:32)
Working with Standards (1:43)
Setting Display Units to Architectural (3:47)
Assigning a Project Folder (2:50)
Configuring and Saving Viewport Layouts (4:56)
Creating a Prototype File (1:49)
Saving a New Template File (3:43)
Maximizing the Workspace (2:03)
Navigating Menu Drop-Downs (4:26)
Working with Toolbars (6:22)
Managing the Ribbon (4:46)
Managing Workspaces (2:28)
Understanding Object Interaction (8:47)
Navigating the Scene Using the ViewCube (4:11)
Saving 3ds Max Files (7:06)
Using Undo and Redo (4:15)
Accessing the Help System (4:59)
Accessing the Autodesk Online Portals (2:38)

Pre-Production and Planning
Pre-Planning the Production (4:21)
Developing a Sketch-Style Storyboard (1:50)
Examining a Sample Storyboard (4:41)
Planning Scene Level of Detail (4:22)
Understanding Level of Detail (5:49)
Planning File Output (2:12)
Outputting for Print and Web (2:26)
Reviewing Still Image Types (3:39)
Examining Animation Output (3:20)
Reviewing Animation Output Types (2:29)
Understanding Layers (2:19)
Working with Layers (10:11)
Previsualizing a Scene (2:41)
Configuring in Viewport Previsualization with Nitrous (3:46)

Modeling in 3ds Max (2:11)
Understanding Shapes (5:04)
Working with Spline Shapes (7:38)
Working with Extended Splines (4:10)
Creating New Shapes (4:02)
Adjusting Curve Quality and Render Parameters (8:26)
Cloning Shapes (2:23)
Creating Outline Shapes (3:57)
Attaching Shapes (2:36)
Editing Closed 2D Shapes (1:38)
Trimming and Welding Splines (4:39)
Filleting a Vertex (2:52)
Understanding Mesh and Poly Objects (1:40)
Discovering the Editable Poly Object Type (1:36)
Converting Object Types (1:34)
Aligning Objects (6:19)
Using Select and Place to Locate Objects (4:00)
Utilizing the Snap Tools (5:23)
Learning to Use the Graphite Modeling Tools (4:46)
Using the Generate Topology Tool (3:13)
Editing Using Polygon Symmetry Tools (3:54)
Understanding Subdivision Surfaces (2:44)
Modeling using Open Subdivision Surfaces (10:15)
Reducing Polygons using ProOptimizer (5:23)
Working with the Paint Deform Tool (3:46)
Using the Conform Paint Tool (5:51)
Understanding 2D and 3D Objects (1:07)
Exploring More Editable Poly (1:38)
Working with Caddies (4:00)
Modeling Windows (5:22)
Modeling Window Frames (5:16)
Modeling Window Panes (4:32)
Introducing Compound Objects (1:43)
Working with ProBoolean (4:21)
Using Shape Merge (3:09)
Aligning the Road (5:35)
Merging Objects (3:13)
Examining Modifiers and the Modifier Stack (2:00)
Learning About Object Space Modifiers (1:32)
Adding a Bevel Profile Modifier (4:08)
Editing 2D Shapes (3:31)
Stacking Modifiers (3:30)
Editing Modifiers (4:45)
Chamfering Polygon Edges using the Chamfer Modifier (3:28)
Understanding World-Space Modifiers (1:04)
Applying the Map Scalar Modifier (3:29)
Working with the Chamfer Modifier (5:54)
Understanding Object Painting (1:59)
Painting a Scene (4:23)
Discovering AEC Objects (2:58)
Building with AEC Walls (4:27)
Adding a Door (4:39)
Installing Windows (5:44)
Working with Containers (4:50)
Inheriting Container Contents (4:56)
Importing a Point Cloud (5:59)
Modeling - Best Practices (5:43)

Introducing Materials (3:23)
Understanding the 3ds Max Material Editors (5:01)
Creating Schematic Materials (5:52)
Working with the Standard Material (5:13)
Discovering the Arch and Design Material (1:22)
Adjusting Shaders (5:48)
Editing Reflectivity (3:45)
Assigning a Material (2:35)
Using Map Patterns (6:41)
Simulating Geometry (7:54)
Incorporating Displacement Mapping (5:29)
Setting Transparency (5:16)
Calculating Map Sizes (1:26)
Creating a Tile Map (2:50)
Determining Map Coverage (2:21)
Adding a UVW Map Modifier (5:59)
Working with Unwrap UVW (6:40)
Working with Multiple Materials (1:59)
Discovering the Multi/Sub-Object Material (1:13)
Setting Material IDs (3:10)
Editing Material IDs (3:25)
Assigning a Multi/Sub-Object Material (5:01)
Understanding Blend Materials and Masks (1:57)
Using a Blend Material (5:03)
Masking with Materials (9:48)
Understanding Substance Textures (1:58)
Working with Substance Textures (8:14)
Baking Textures - Render to Texture (8:33)
Painting a Texture with Viewport Canvas (8:07)
Working with Vector Graphics (5:31)
Discovering Material Libraries (1:43)
Understanding the Autodesk Materials Library (1:27)
Using an Autodesk Library Material (3:54)
Creating a New Library (4:33) Lighting
Differentiating Standard Lights versus Photometric Lights (7:15)
Understanding Direct and Indirect Light (1:50)
Discovering Daylight (2:44)
Placing a Daylight System (4:10)
Adjusting Location (3:21)
Adjusting the Physical Sky (3:45)
Understanding Photometric Lights (3:00)
Enabling Streetlights in a Scene (5:57)
Changing Photometric Light Presets (4:21)
Understanding Indirect Light (1:55)
Calculating Indirect Illumination (2:11)
Working with Final Gather (4:50)
Setting Final Gather Bounces (2:27)
Working with Sky Portals (5:41)
Discovering Photon Mapping (2:51)
Configuring Interior Night Lighting (3:29)
Using Photometric IES Web Files (4:33)
Enabling Photon Mapping (3:08)
Creating Object Lights (3:39)
Understanding Image-Based Lighting (1:37)
Creating a Simple Image-Based Lighting Setup (5:36)
Rendering Image-Based Lighting with Mental Ray (2:22)
Rendering Image-Based Lighting with Iray (1:59)


Introducing Rendering (3:22)
Discovering the Render Setup Dialog (4:52)
Rendering Still Images (3:42)
Understanding Still Image Resolution (2:47)
Setting Still Image Resolution (3:10)
Setting Render Presets (7:10)
Understanding Still Image File Types (2:58)
Choosing Still Image File Types (3:58)
Rendering Animations (3:06)
Understanding Image Resolution for Animations (2:52)
Setting Animation Resolution (3:58)
Understanding Animation File Types (1:38)
Creating a Preview Animation (3:49)
Rendering Sequential Images (3:41)
Using the RAM Player (3:53)
Saving with Animation Codecs (3:30)
Discovering Iray (2:31)
Visualizing Realistic Lighting with Iray (3:54)
Adding an Iray Section for Rendering Cutaway Views (4:02)
Rendering with the Quicksilver Hardware Renderer (5:18)
Editing a Scene Using Iray in ActiveShade (5:05)
Rendering a Scene Using the A360 Cloud Rendering (6:17)

Understanding the Camera (3:07)
Discovering Traditional Camera Shots (2:14)
Identifying Effective Camera Distance (1:37)
Changing Viewer Distance (5:04)
Discovering Depth of Field (1:52)
Adding Depth of Field to Control Focus (3:58)
Understanding Camera Angles (1:43)
Adjusting Camera Angles (3:07)
Discovering Composition Essentials (1:38)
Understanding the Rule of Thirds (2:26)
Implementing the Rule of Thirds (4:28)
Discovering Diagonals (1:36)
Establishing Diagonals (2:06)
Using Camera Clipping Planes (3:53)
Adding a Camera Correction Modifier (3:23)
Establishing Perspective Match for Compositing (7:56)
Using 2D Pan and Zoom (2:01)
Working with the Physical Camera (5:26)
Creating a Camera Sequence (5:39)

Understanding Animation Concepts (2:09)
Identifying Controllers and Controller Types (3:25)
Discovering Object Animation (1:25)
Exploring Keyframe Animation (2:06)
Keyframing a Moving Object (6:12)
Editing Keyframes Using the Dope Sheet (6:32)
Understanding Path Animation (1:58)
Animating on a Path (2:21)
Understanding Velocity Control (1:11)
Applying an Ease Curve (4:18)
Discovering Camera Animation Basics (4:04)
Separating Camera Position and Rotation Control (1:38)
Animating a Dummy on a Path (2:52)
Linking a Hierarchy (5:38)
Retiming an Animation (3:44)
Simulating a Population (4:32)
Modifying a Population Simulation (8:35)

Effects and Dynamics

Understanding Particle Effects (2:22)
Creating a Particle Flow (8:40)
Creating a Particle Flow Fountain (5:29)
Creating the Fountain Pillar Particle Flow (8:11)
Incorporating Collisions into the Fountain (8:34)
Discovering 3ds Max Dynamics (3:25)
Simulating Rigid Bodies (4:50)
Simulating with Forces and Constraints (3:01)
Creating a Tearable Curtain (5:32)
Using Render Effects (2:49)
Activating Mental Ray Camera Glare (2:58)
Adding a Volume Fire Effect (4:03)
Generating Grass with Hair and Fur (5:33)
Working with Space Warps (4:49)

IK and Rigging
Discovering IK (2:43)
Rigging a Mechanical Assembly (3:46)
Introducing the Character Animation Toolkit (2:09)
Creating a CAT Rig (3:53)
Understanding Biped (2:46)
Animating a Biped Walking Up Stairs (6:03)
Working with the Skin Modifier (4:48)
Using Weight Tables with Biped and Skin (4:38)
Using Dual Quaternion Skin Weighting (2:55)
Buying a Character from the Autodesk Animation Store (3:55)

Understanding Maxscript (1:41)
Creating Scripted Objects (1:49)
Adding a Macroscript to a Button (5:44)


Introducing Post-Production (5:14)
Discovering the Concept of Short Scenes (3:41)
Discovering Video Post (1:47)
Using the Video Post Queue (9:01)
Indicating Change of Time or Place (2:29)
Adding a Cross Fade Transition (6:38)
Using Image Layers (1:24)
Understanding Scenes Layering (1:37)
Rendering with Passes (2:33)
Working with State Sets (8:08)
Creating a State Set Composite (5:34)
Discovering Autodesk Composite (7:11)
Compositing Multiple Layers (5:40)
Remapping Color Output (3:50)

Program Interoperability

Understanding Program Interoperability (1:41)
Linking Versus Importing (2:41)
Linking to an AutoCAD Model (5:08)
Applying Materials to an AutoCAD Model (5:05)
Rendering a Linked AutoCAD Model (2:03)
Linking a Revit Model (3:35)
Rendering a Linked Revit Model (2:54)
Importing an Inventor Assembly (6:23)
Importing a Sketchup Model (3:24)
Incorporating Alembic Cache Files (3:08)
Introducing Civil View (3:07)
Initializing Civil View (3:47)
Importing a Civil 3D Model (4:17)
Understanding the Civil View Explorer (4:21)
Placing Road Marking Objects (4:02)
Adding Signs and Vehicles to the Layout (5:53)
Rendering the Civil View Scene (4:50)
Importing an FBX File (4:17)
Exporting an FBX File (3:29)

Considering Final Output (2:23)
Understanding Scene States (2:08)
Setting Up Scene States for Rendering (5:19)
Understanding Batch Rendering (2:06)
Configuring a Batch Rendering Queue (4:14)
Outputting Still Images (2:08)
Understanding Print Resolution (1:17)
Controlling Print Size (4:10)
Exploring Gamma Correction (1:37)
Setting Gamma Correction (1:37)
Creating Special Image Types (1:34)
Discovering the Panorama Exporter (1:10)
Creating a Panorama File (3:52)
Outputting for Cinema (1:42)
Saving Open EXR Files (5:00)
Outputting to a Stereolithography File for 3D Printing (3:44)

Lighting Analysis
Introducing Lighting Analysis (2:15)
Using Lighting Analysis (2:50)
Identifying Lighting Analysis Integration (1:04)
Introducing LEED Certification and 3ds Max (1:51)
Discovering the Lighting Analysis User Interface (1:47)
Working with the Lighting Analysis Assistant (3:41)
Identifying Issues for Lighting Analysis (3:57)
Understanding 3D Lighting Design (1:09)

Lighting Analysis - Lighting the Scene
Creating a Ground Plane (2:21)
Discovering the Daylight System (1:02)
Adding a Daylight System (2:36)
Configuring the Daylight System (5:26)
Exploring Skylight Portals (0:51)
Adjusting Exposure Control (2:42)

Lighting Analysis - Scene Materials

Understanding Scene Materials (1:42)
Identifying Scene Materials (1:51)
Creating a Material for the Ground Plane (2:21)
Adding Beige Wall Paint Material (3:51)
Adjusting the BRDF Function Curve (2:45)
Using the Multi-Object and Sub-Object Materials (5:19)
Adding an Autodesk Material Glazing for Windows (2:42)
Applying an Autodesk Material Metal for the Window Frame (3:35)

Lighting Analysis for Presentation
Understanding Lighting Analysis for Presentation (1:26)
Using the Lighting Analysis Assistant (5:35)
Incorporating Light Meters (4:59)
Configuring Lighting Analysis Image Overlay (7:04)

Lighting Analysis - Render an Analysis
Rendering a Complete Analysis (1:02)
Adjusting Exposure (3:09)
Configuring Final Gather (3:09)
Setting Common Rendering Settings (3:57)
Rendering a Final Image (5:26)
Grabbing a Viewport Image (3:17)
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