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  • view course page for Rendering Exteriors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to light and render the exterior of a building with 3ds Max, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

    Present product renderings in their best light with 3ds Max and After Effects.

    3h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Cloth Simulation in 3ds Max

    Create realistic garments and fabrics, from T-shirts to tablecloths, with the Cloth system in 3ds Max.

    3h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Animating for Unity 3D in 3ds Max

    Learn how to establish a clear production pipeline to transition your characters from 3ds Max to the Unity 3D game engine.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Simulations in MassFX and 3ds Max

    Introduces the viewer to the complete range of options available in the 3ds Max MassFX (also known as PhysX) toolset.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with CAT Rigging Tools in 3ds Max

    Discover an alternative to the traditional character rigging workflow with the Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) toolset for 3ds Max, which offers quick preset character rigs as well as custom tools for creating a rig from scratch.

    2h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Game Prop Creation in 3ds Max

    Explore the world of modeling and texturing game props in 3ds Max, from cloning to painting textures.

    6h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Character Animation Fundamentals in 3ds Max

    Employs the basic principles of animation to bring to life simple 3D characters.

    5h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Urban Game Environments in 3ds Max

    A practical guide to modeling and texturing 3D urban environments for games in 3ds Max.

    5h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Modeling a Character in 3ds Max

    Design and build a 3D human character that can be used for feature film, broadcast, and games.

    4h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Particle Effects in 3ds Max

    Create dynamic, randomly generated particle effects that can emulate snow, rain, steam, explosions, and more in 3ds Max animation projects.

    5h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2011 New Features

    Introduces the new features and productivity enhancements in 3ds Max 2011.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Textures and Materials in 3ds Max

    An in-depth look at the art of creating lifelike skins and textures for three-dimensional surfaces using 3ds Max 2010.

    7h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2010: Lighting and Rendering with mental ray

    Demonstrates one of the most powerful toolsets for photorealistic 3D image visualization, the mental ray renderer in 3ds Max.

    5h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2010 New Features

    Explores many of the new cutting-edge features, including the brand-new Modeling Ribbon and advancements designed to improve scene interactivity and production workflow.

    1h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2009 Beyond the Basics

    Thoroughly explores materials, lights and cameras, animation techniques, rendering, and special effects.

    9h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 9 Modeling

    Methods for creating video games, logos, mechanical assemblies, and architectural visualizations with 3ds Max.

    13h 33m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Texturing and Lighting in Discreet 3ds max 6

    George Maestri covers everything needed to texture, light, and render realistic scenes in 3ds max.

    6h 25m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Modeling in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Learn the steps needed to model a complete human character, as well as a realistic automobile.

    10h 7m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Character Animation in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Teaches the fundamentals of character animation, from basic movement to advanced dialogue animation.

    6h 42m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Character Rigging in Discreet 3ds max 6

    Steps through rigging an entire human character for animation.

    4h 9m
    Intermediate
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“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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