Autodesk design software provides great tools for building complex designs ranging from mechanical to civil, and 3ds Max Design software is a great tool for generating visually stunning rendered animations. This roundtable session addresses topics related to the use of 3ds Max Design for rendering and animation of CAD models from other Autodesk design software. We discuss importing and linking models from software such as Revit® and Inventor® software, and the use of Civil View for visualizing AutoCAD® Civil 3D® geometry. We examine strategies for working efficiently within 3ds Max, the animation of specific moveable parts, and the tools that are available for editing keyframes and tweaking the overall look and timing of the animation. To wrap up the discussion, we will review the multiple rendering options that are available to users in 3ds Max Design and discuss which option can be best suited for a particular task.
- Import and link CAD data from within 3ds Max Design 2014
- Explain the strategies for working efficiently between other Autodesk software and 3ds Max Design
- Animate using keyframe animation, and edit the keyframes to modify the animation
- Render the animated sequence using the most appropriate rendering tools for your needs
Steven Schain is the post-production supervisor for all CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, as well as the content development manager of CADLearning's Media & Entertainment products for Autodesk, Inc. software, including 3ds Max and Maya . In 1998, Autodesk recognized Steven as one of only 16 Autodesk Training specialists worldwide. He has since contributed to Autodesk's certified courseware for 9 releases of 3ds Max, was a co-developer of Autodesk's ACI Program and 3ds Max’s fundamental standards, and is currently an Autodesk Certified Instructor. As a premier Autodesk trainer, he has continued teaching end users, companies, and many others, including The Walt Disney Company, Guess, and the United States Army. As a 7-year veteran of Autodesk University, Steven has taught classes ranging from creating particle fountains in 3ds Max, to classes on 3D printing and entrepreneurship.