3D Modeling and Animation, with 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max) Level I, CMP951

Course Description:

3D modeling is used in many business applications to model equipment, develop training models and videos, create architectural visualization studios, movie effects, and other 3D graphic uses in addition to video gaming. Learn 3D modeling and animation basics using Autodesk® 3ds Max® software (formerly 3D Studio Max).

This course introduces students, artists, computer programmers, and web/graphics developers to the 3ds Max interface, tools, functions, concepts, and design environment. Learn to make 3D models using model planning, poly tools, scene, edition, organic poly modeling, and mapping. Learn 3ds Max Workflow and make your first 3D animation. The course will include in-class, hands-on practice and lab time to develop beginning models and animations.

Prerequisites: Working with Windows 7. Experience with Windows PC and file management is required. Recommended: Flash Introduction, Digital graphics software design or knowledge, basic drawing techniques helpful but not required.

Textbook: Purchase at Rockville Campus Book Store and bring to first class along with a USB memory stick Flash Drive/memory stick (at least 512 MB).

Classroom hours: 15
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