In this video, George explains the importance of Autodesk Certification and Professional Certification for 3ds Max. He talks about the levels of certification – User, Professional, and Specialist. Later, he talks about how the course is a guide to getting certified as a professional and how this is important.
- Now, what is exactly, Autodesk Certification? You can take a look at the Autodesk Certification website at autodesk.com/training-and-certification/certification. Now, this will give you an overview of the types of certification you can achieve. Now, we'll be covering the requirements for the 3ds Max Certified Professional Exam. Now, why get certified? Well first, it's a seal of approval from Autodesk in the form of a certification.
It can help you with employment and it can make your resume look better. Now, it can also be a personal reason. It can prove to yourself that you know the product and can use it. Now, this course will cover 3ds Max 2017. The 2017 Certification Roadmap will be available soon and previous versions of 3ds Max will follow in the same format so you can use this course for those as well.
Now, to pass this exam you really do have to know your product so take the time to truly understand 3ds Max and do some real world projects with it. This course will cover all the major topics covered in the Professional Exam but there is no substitute for quality time with the software. And just for the record, this exam will be held in a room and it is a proper exam. And that means, no reference materials, no mobile phones no internet, you have to know your stuff.
So make sure that you have the knowledge and you know the proper terms and terminology before you take the exam. Now, this course is a guide to help you in how to pass a 3ds Max Professional Exam. I can't give you the questions to the exam but I will go over those things you need to know in order to pass the exam. These include the most common 3ds Max tools and techniques. Now, this is not a full 3ds Max course.
It is designed as review for those who already know Max and want certification. If you want to learn more about 3ds Max then we have essential trainings plus many other courses for that purpose. And many of these are great resources just in case you want to dive deeper into a topic and make sure you understand it. So that's what certification is all about. It is an exam to prove you know and can use 3ds Max in a professional working environment.
This course isn't designed to teach you the basics, but to help you refresh your 3ds Max skills and prepare for the exam topics. Once you're finished with the course, you can feel confident taking the 3ds Max Certified Professional exam.
- What is 3ds Max certification?
- Importing data
- Using scenes
- Configuring viewports
- Transforming, duplicating, and cloning objects
- Polygonal modeling
- Editing splines
- Setting up cameras and lighting
- Working with materials
- Rendering scenes
- Animating models
- Rigging characters
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: working with camera settings and FOV, understanding standard light types, using the Slate Material Editor, understanding standard materials, understanding Arnold materials, and assigning 3ds Max renderers.