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  • view course page for Up and Running with Rhino for Mac

    Get up and running with Rhino for Mac. Learn about basic interface navigation, 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering in Rhino 5 for Mac.

    7h 25m
    Beginner
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Alex McDowell: World Building and Narrative

    An interview with production designer Alex McDowell about his work on films such as Minority Report, his World Building Institute at USC, and his thoughts on the future of media and narrative.

    57m 17s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Animation with Rhino and Bongo

    Learn how to take your design presentations to the next level by animating them with motion, using Rhino and the V-Ray and Bongo plugins.

    2h 26m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Mike Hathorn: 3D Printing in the Classroom

    Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.

    10m 18s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Learn to Texture for 3D

    Learn to Texture for 3D

    with Adam Crespi

    These case studies show how to create four distinct and highly realistic textures, apply your own variations, and link your custom textures to materials in Maya.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Modeling a Staircase with AutoCAD

    Learn to master a wide variety of AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools while modeling a complex spiral staircase.

    54m 15s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Formed Concrete

    Takes you through all the steps for creating concrete textures in Photoshop and Maya.

    1h 6m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Shingles & Siding

    Learn how to build asphalt shingles in a variety of bond patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator.

    57m 50s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Architectural Modeling with AutoCAD

    Take your drawings from 2D to 3D with AutoCAD. Learn to model a building, complete with doors, windows, a staircase, a roof, and surrounding terrain, with AutoCAD 2015.

    3h 12m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Brick

    3D Textures: Brick

    with Adam Crespi

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

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Creating Cityscapes in Maya

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

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for 3D Textures: Metals

    3D Textures: Metals

    with Adam Crespi

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

    1h 13m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Max

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Rhino 5 Essential Training

    Rhino 5 Essential Training

    with Dave Schultze

    Learn how to build your own 3D design models and prototypes with the NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino 5.0 for Windows.

    7h 10m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Michelle Kaufmann's Platinum LEED Home Remodel: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Rendering Using Cycles in Blender

  • view course page for Rhino 4 Essential Training

    Rhino 4 Essential Training

    with Dave Schultze

    Shows how the 3D NURBS-based modeling tools in Rhino are used to create 3D objects for industrial design and rapid prototyping.

    5h 48m
    Beginner
     

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