Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals

Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Price: $1,595.00

In this course, you'll receive a thorough introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application and will broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users. The practices in this course are geared toward real-world tasks you will encounter.

You will learn to use Autodesk 3ds Max to create photo-realistic renderings and animations. You'll examine the interface and workflow and learn to configure a project. You'll learn to work with lighting and perform rendering and animation, and you will learn to work with geometry imported from other applications.

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

  • » Primary users of Autodesk 3ds Max, including professionals in the architectural, interior design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and product design industries.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. Learning the Max Interface
        1. Viewport configuration
        2. Customizing the quads, shortcuts, and menus
        3. Navigation shortcuts
      2. Working with objects
        1. Creating and editing primitives
        2. Object properties and layers
        3. Using the transforms move, rotate, scale
        4. Cloning and Arrays
        5. Grouping and Linking
        6. Using the modifier Stack
      3. Modeling
        1. Working with Sub-objects
        2. Working with 2D shapes and modifiers
        3. Polygonal modeling
        4. Compound objects
      4. Materials and Maps
        1. Material Editor
        2. Building basic materials
        3. Multi-layer materials
        4. Adding maps
        5. Unwrapping
        6. Using Photoshop to process maps
      5. Cameras and Lighting
        1. Building cameras
        2. Using lights and basic techniques
        3. Using Mental ray lighting
        4. Daylight system
      6. Animation
        1. Understanding animation and keyframes
        2. Animation modifiers and wiring
        3. Constraints and controllers
        4. Track view
      7. Dynamic Animation
        1. Using particles
        2. Space warps
        3. Nvidia PhysX
      8. Rendering
        1. Rendering setup and output
        2. Mental Ray
        3. Network rendering

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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.

Take your FREE Skill Assessment test »

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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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