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Learn 3D rendering to bring models and scenes to life with lighting, shadows, reflections, and global illumination. Includes workflows for both scanline and raytraced rendering in Maya, CINEMA 4D, 3ds Max, Blender, and more.

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  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in Maya

    Introduces the basic and not-so-basic features of mental ray, the production-proven renderer of choice for 3D artists and Maya users.

    3h 7m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for David Lesperance, Digital Environment Design

    CG artist and environmental designer David Lesperance explains how he creates the rich, lifelike backdrops for popular games like World of Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, and StarCraft.

    11m 1s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Showcase

    Get up and running with Showcase, the tool for presenting architectural and product designs to clients and collaborators.

    1h 35m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Cinematography in Maya

    Cinematography in Maya with Aaron F. Ross

    Learn how to expertly control and animate cameras in your Maya projects and give viewers a window into your 3D world.

    3h 43m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Entertainment Creation Suite: Getting Started with Backburner

    Introduces you to Backburner and the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time.

    24m 47s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya

    Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.

    3h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for GMUNK's 3D-Rendered Geometric Art Series: Start to Finish

    Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK, explains how he makes his op-art-inspired geometric prints by using 3D tools in entirely new ways.

    12m 58s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 2014 New Features

    Walks through the new functionality and utilities in 3ds Max 2014 that make creating 3D models and animations easier and faster than ever.

    36m 1s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with 3ds Max

    Getting Started with 3ds Max with Randi Derakhshani

    Make models with 3D objects, edit polygonal meshes, create surfaces and models with 2D shapes and splines, and more.

    4h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with 3D in AutoCAD 2013

    Explore techniques for creating and designing three-dimensional models in AutoCAD 2013.

    2h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 6: Lights and Rendering

    Covers the basics of rendering and lighting tools in Maya.

    1h 52m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Maya Essentials 4: Creating Textures and Materials

    Introduces the basics of creating Maya materials, the skins on 3D objects that lend them color, transparency, and texture.

    1h 51m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

    Introduces the features of the V-Ray 2.0 rendering engine and demonstrates how to extend the range of 3ds Max with its state-of-the-art tools.

    5h 11m
    Beginner
     
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