3ds Max: Hot Shot

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code 3DS2

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


The 3ds Max Advanced class focuses on learning the techniques and methods that will get the best results. Over 3 days you will be developing your skills and abilities with, Modeling, Lighting, Animation and Rendering.

On completion of this course, you will be able to design 3d environments with animated walking characters with realistic lighting viewed from a moving camera.

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Low and High Poly Modeling (5 topics)

  • More Detailed Box Modelling techniques
  • Learn the Edge Copying technique
  • Combine multiple modelling concepts to create photo-real models
  • Learn to build anything from Air planes to humans
  • Learn the differences between Mesh, Patches, and Nurbs technique

Material Techniques (9 topics)

  • Unwrap any complex objects using Unwrap UVW and Texporter plug-in
  • Learn Game texturing Techniques
  • Pelt Mapping
  • Layer many maps using UVW map channels
  • Using Alphas and images as Alphas
  • Mix and Composite Mapping
  • Material types in depth including Multi-Sub Object, Composite, Matte/Shadow
  • Raytraced Materials
  • Render to Texture

Lighting (7 topics)

  • Using Skylight
  • Area lights
  • Radiosity
  • Light Tracer
  • Photometric Lights
  • E-Light plug-in
  • Tips on how to reduce time consuming renders with simple standard lights

Animation (13 topics)

  • Learn Controllers in depth
  • List Controllers & Limit Controllers
  • Constraints
  • Parameter Collector
  • Wire Parameters
  • Sliders
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • IK Solvers
  • Animation Modifiers
  • Morphing
  • Animation Materials and Effects
  • Channel Locks and Inheritance
  • Audio Synchronization

Effects (6 topics)

  • Particles
  • Particle Flow
  • Environmental effects
  • Composition tips
  • Glow and flares
  • Dynamics with Reactor


You will have taken the 3ds Max Jumpstart zero to hero course or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • 3ds Max Jumpstart

    This 5-day jumpstart course is designed to help delegates learn everything required to create 3D content using 3ds Max.

    5 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code 3DS1
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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