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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Brick and Brick-Bond Patterns

    Discover how to create realistic brick textures from scratch in Photoshop.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Building Curtain Walls with Revit

    Learn to build curtain walls ranging from simple, preconfigured options to custom and free-form curtain walls with Revit.

    1h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

    Learn to design, model, and render a detailed cityscape with Illustrator and Maya.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Textures: Metals and Metal Cladding

    Learn to draw metal textures from scratch with Photoshop and Illustrator, and link them to materials in 3ds Max.

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Architecture: Fundamentals

    Learn about the fundamentals of architecture in SketchUp, by walking though a typical residential building project: from creating a site plan to adding the walls, doors, windows, floors, and details that make a house a home.

    4h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for many 3ds Max users.

    4h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp for Interior Design

    Find out how to use SketchUp to visualize an interior design project quickly.

    2h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in 3ds Max

    Learn to design and model a city from almost any era, with Illustrator (or any other vector drawing program) and 3ds Max.

    3h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Spaces and Places by Kevin Sloan Studio

    Landscape architect Kevin Sloan explains the design decisions and inspiration behind three of his groundbreaking landscaping and building projects.

    21m 15s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Urbanized

    Urbanized with Gary Hustwit

    Urbanized, a documentary about the design of cities, looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policy makers, builders, and thinkers.

    2h 18m
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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 Rendering Exteriors in Maya

    Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.

    4h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for AutoCAD Architecture Essential Training

    Learn the tools and techniques used by professional architects to build amazing structures with AutoCAD Architecture.

    7h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering Interiors in Maya

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for a fully detailed modern office lobby in Maya, starting with direct daylight.

    3h 21m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Navisworks Essential Training

    Learn how to use Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate to gain control and get a holistic view of your building projects. Create virtual builds and walk-throughs of your models and anticipate outcomes before you begin.

    2h 37m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Revit: Family Curves and Formulas

    Tame unruly parametric curves with the Revit Family Editor, and start controlling circles, arcs, arches, splines, and even complex curves like cyma moldings.

    3h 51m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Michelle Kaufmann's Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

    Watch Michelle Kaufman remodel a home in San Francisco to meet a growing family's needs while earning the US Green Building Council's rigorous LEED Platinum certification.

    13m 53s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Phasing and Design Options in Revit

    Shows how to use phasing and design options to organize multipart, multifaceted projects in Revit.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

    Shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Revit.

    2h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using Twilight

    Create highly realistic 3D architectural drawings (including interior/exterior elements) with the lights, materials, camera, and render options in Twilight.

    2h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Families Workshop

    Covers the process of creating a family and adding parameters, 3D elements, symbolic lines, and materials.

    2h 4m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray

    Create highly realistic 3D architectural drawings with V-Ray, a popular third-party renderer for SketchUp.

    3h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating an Architectural Drawing with AutoCAD 2013

    Use AutoCAD 2013 to tackle a real-world project.

    45m 3s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecture

    Elaborates on the basics of core elements in Revit such as walls and floors, and digs into more specialized features such as in-place families, adaptive components, and the massing environment.

    7h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Designing a House in Revit Architecture

    CAD support specialist Brian Meyers shows how to build plans for an American-style bungalow from scratch using the tools in Revit.

    6h 56m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: Rendering

    Explore the rendering features of Revit, including photometric lighting, sun, and exposure, and its basic animation tools such as walk-throughs.

    4h 26m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit Architecture: The Family Editor

    Create standardized content such as furniture, doors, and many other architectural components using the Family Editor in Revit.

    6h 41m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques

    Shows professional users of Google's popular 3D modeling software how to create compelling 3D graphics.

    2h 25m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Google SketchUp 7 New Features

    Reviews the major enhancements to Google's free, user-friendly 3D modeling software.

    38m 17s
    Intermediate
     
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