Rendering

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 Rhino Project: Architectural Site & Envelope

    Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills with this short course on architectural site and exterior design.

    1h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

    Get a new tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for Revit every Tuesday. This weekly series offers workflow enhancements, customizations, and shortcuts for both Revit beginners and seasoned users alike.

    2h 13m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Essential Training

    Master features of the V-Ray 3.0 rendering engine and learn how to extend the range of 3ds Max with V-Ray's state-of-the-art tools, such as progressive sampling, skin and hair shaders, and stereoscopic 3D rendering.

    5h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Inventor: Rendering and Animation

    Learn how to create a 3D rendering of an existing model in Autodesk Inventor, and change the lighting, cameras, styles, and background scenes to produce more realistic images and animations.

    1h 56m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Pixar's RenderMan Essential Training

    This introduction teaches the basics of rendering animations, visual effects, and visualizations with RenderMan, Pixar's high-end 3D rendering software now available for noncommercial use.

    4h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Materials in Maya

    Learn to combine basic materials to create advanced material networks and use mental ray subsurface scattering (SSS) materials in Maya.

    2h 25m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R17

    Get up and running with CINEMA 4D R17 in just one hour.

    29m 21s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Project Soane: Recover a Lost Monument with BIM

    Learn how to use Revit to model and render classical architectural forms and contribute to historical rendering projects such as Project Soane.

    4h 34m
    Intermediate
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Logo Animation and Compositing with CINEMA 4D and After Effects

    Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.

    1h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MARI for Texture Painting

    Learn MARI, the powerful texture painting software used for 3D painting, photo editing, and more.

    4h 32m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Autodesk Inventor: Product Design Workflow

    Lock in your Inventor skills with a retro product design project for a vintage beverage caddy.

    1h 42m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for SketchUp Rendering Using V-Ray 2

    Learn how to add naturalistic lighting, additional cameras, reflections, and diffuse materials to your SketchUp models with V-Ray.

    3h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Prep Course

    Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design parts and assemblies with the core features in SOLIDWORKS.

    1h 45m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Prep Course

    Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam, and master the techniques necessary to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies in SOLIDWORKS.

    2h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rhino Projects: Building a Game Controller

    Learn how to build a game controller while you improve your Rhino modeling and workflow skills.

    1h 8m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creating a Game Environment in Blender and Unity

    Learn how to model and texture a game environment—such as a detailed city scene—in Blender, the free 3D modeling tool popular among game designers and animators.

    3h 13m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Optimizing Your AutoCAD Desktop to Go Mobile

    Take your CAD projects on the go with A360 Drive, Autodesk's cloud platform, and AutoCAD 360, their browser-based version of AutoCAD.

    2h 28m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Introduction to 3D

    Introduction to 3D with George Maestri

    Learn the basics concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.

    1h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for 3ds Max for Design Visualization

    Learn how to visualize your designs—buildings, furniture, landscapes, and more—before they are built with 3ds Max.

    4h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Unreal Engine: Architectural Visualization

    Learn how to showcase an architectural design in real time, using the Unreal 4 game engine.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for ZBrush 4 Essential Training

    ZBrush 4 Essential Training with Ryan Kittleson

    Covers the most popular tools and techniques for digital painting and sculpting in ZBrush, and explains how to export models and texture maps to other programs for use in games, film, fine art, or 3D printing.

    2h 58m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Creating an Interior Scene with Blender

    Learn how to use Blender to model, texture, and render realistic interior scenes for animation and architectural visualizations.

    2h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Rendering with Revit

    Rendering with Revit with Paul F. Aubin

    Learn how to generate high-quality output directly from Revit, and create photorealistic renders for presentations and visualizations.

    5h 10m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Rendering with AutoCAD

    Add 3D life to 2D drawings; learn to render your designs with AutoCAD.

    50m 5s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started in 3D and Animation

    Get a simple seven-step overview of the 3D animation pipeline in this introduction for new 3D artists and animators.

    15m 8s
    Beginner
     
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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
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Architectural Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

    Make your architectural designs more realistic and visually compelling. Learn how to render interior and exterior scenes with Rhino and V-Ray.

    3h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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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 Mastering UVW Mapping in 3ds Max

    Learn how to master the UVW mapping tools in 3ds Max and map 2D textures to complex 3D objects.

    2h 32m
    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 Up and Running with Grasshopper

    Learn the basics of using Grasshopper, the visual programming add-on to Rhino, to create complex 3D models with simple math, algorithms, and repeating forms.

    3h 54m
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 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 Product Shots in Blender

    Product Shots in Blender with George Maestri

    Learn how to model basic objects in Blender and create professional-quality renders of product designs.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Product Design Rendering with Rhino and V-Ray

    Promote your design concepts better with beautiful product renderings built with Rhino and V-Ray.

    2h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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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 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 Rendering Fundamentals with Rhino and V-Ray

    Learn how to make beautiful renderings that showcase your designs with Rhino and V-Ray.

    2h 46m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Creating Product Shots in Maya

    Render product shots in their best light with Maya and After Effects.

    4h 6m
    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 Rendering Interiors in 3ds Max

    Learn how to replicate three unique lighting setups for the inside of any building in 3ds Max, including daylight, dusk, and night shots.

    3h 21m
    Advanced
     
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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 Dan Roarty's Realistic 3D Portraits: Start to Finish

    Learn how character artist Dan Roarty creates his hyperrealistic 3D portraits with tools like Maya, Mudbox, Knald, and Photoshop.

    35m 8s
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

    Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.

    3h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Dynamics and Particles in MODO

    Learn how to use MODO's dynamics and particle systems to create physics-based animations that impress.

    1h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for SOLIDWORKS Rendering with PhotoView 360

    Create a photorealistic image or video of your product with PhotoView 360, a rendering and animation plugin for SOLIDWORKS.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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