Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Newly Released

Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

This Autodesk 3ds Max Fundamentals training course provides a thorough introduction to the Autodesk 3ds Max software that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application, as well as broaden the horizons of existing users.

The practices in this training course are primarily geared towards real-world tasks encountered by users of the Autodesk 3ds Max software in the Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering industries.

Advanced topics, such as character animation and rigging, are not covered in this training course.

Learning Modalities
- Instructor-led Classroom Training
- Online Training
- Corporate Training
- Onsite Training
- One-on-One Training

What's Included
- Facilitated Training
- Books
- Labs

Next Class Dates

Contact us to customize this class with your own dates, times and location. You can also call 1-888-563-8266 or chat live with a Learning Consultant.

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Intended Audience for this Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course

  • » Architectures, Interior designers, Visualization studios, Graphics designers, Game developers, and Civil engineers.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 (R1)
  • » Autodesk 3ds Max Interface and Workflow
  • » Assembling Files by importing, linking, or merging
  • » 3D Modeling with Primitives and 2D Objects
  • » Using Modifiers to create and modify 3D objects
  • » Materials and Maps
  • » Autodesk 3ds Max Lighting
  • » Lighting and Rendering with mental ray
  • » Rendering and Cameras
  • » Animation for Visualization

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max
        1. Overview
        2. Visualization Workflow
        3. The Autodesk 3ds Max Interface
        4. Preferences
        5. Setting the Project Folder
        6. Configure Paths
        7. Display Drivers
        8. Viewport Display and Labels
      2. Autodesk 3ds Max Configuration
        1. Viewport Navigation
        2. Viewport Configuration and Settings
        3. Object Selection Methods
        4. Units Setup
        5. Layer and Object Properties
      3. Assembling Project Files
        1. Data Linking and Importing
        2. Linking Files
        3. References
      4. Basic Modeling Techniques
        1. Model with Primitives
        2. Modifiers and Transforms
        3. Sub-Object Mode
        4. Reference Coordinate Systems and Transform Centers
        5. Cloning and Grouping
        6. Polygon Modeling Tools in the Ribbon
        7. Statistics in Viewport
      5. Modeling From 2D Objects
        1. 3D Modeling from 2D Objects
        2. The Lathe Modifier
        3. 2D Booleans
        4. The Extrude Modifier
        5. Boolean Operations
        6. Using Snaps for Precision
        7. The Sweep Modifier
      6. Materials
        1. Understanding Materials and Maps
        2. Managing Materials
        3. General Materials
        4. Scanline Materials
        5. Material Shaders
        6. Assigning Maps to Materials
        7. Opacity, Bump, and Reflection Mapping
        8. Mental ray Materials
        9. The Material Explorer
      7. Mapping Coordinates and Scale
        1. Mapping Coordinates
        2. Mapping Scale
        3. Spline Mapping
      8. Introduction to Lighting
        1. Local vs. Global Illumination
        2. Standard Lighting
        3. Types of Standard Lights
        4. Shadow Types
      9. Lighting and Rendering
        1. Photometric Light Objects
        2. Exposure Control
        3. Daytime Lighting
      10. Mental ray Rendering
        1. Fundamentals of mental ray
        2. mental ray Interior Rendering
        3. mental ray Proxies
      11. Rendering and Cameras
        1. Rendering Options
        2. NVIDIA iray Renderer
        3. Scanline Renderer
        4. ART Renderer
        5. Single vs. Double-Sided Rendering
        6. State Sets
        7. Cameras
        8. Background Images
        9. The Print Size Wizard
      12. Animation
        1. Animation and Time Controls
        2. Walkthrough Animation
        3. Animation Output

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.
Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.

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Recent Client Testimonials & Reviews

Hi Manish,

I thoroughly enjoyed the 3d studio class!

The instructor did an excellent job! His casual and humorous teaching method was very well structured which made the class very informative and enjoyable. I was impressed with the extent of his knowledge and experience in 3-Ds!

The school facilities and location were very satisfactory and I found the accommodations very nice. The staff was pleasant & the rooms were very clean!

The snack cart was a wonderful surprise providing refreshments during the day and the server was very pleasant!

I will definitely recommend NetCom to others for their training needs.

Thanks for all your help!


Course(s) Taken

» Autodesk 3Ds Max 8

Everything went very well with the class. We had an excellent instructor who I would recommend and would like to work with again. You did a great job as well in preparing all the logistics. NetCom will be the first place I will go the next time I need training. Thanks for all your hard work.

Course(s) Taken

» Autodesk 3Ds Max 8

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