3ds Max software is extremely powerful and versatile. However, because it is used by so many different disciplines and supports such a wide variety of workflows, new and infrequent users can quickly become overwhelmed with the multitude of options and settings that are presented to them. The key to being a successful casual user of 3ds Max software is to focus solely on those aspects of the software that lend themselves to your specific workflow. This class will focus on the specific workflow of using 3ds Max software to generate high-quality still images and animations of building models created in Revit software. We will look at file linking and importing options, overview materials, and compare the new Raytracer Renderer (ART) with the mental ray rendering engine, and we’ll look at global illumination and photometric lighting, rendering output, keyframe animation, and the use of video post to combine animation sequences. In short, this class will teach you how to stop going down rabbit holes and get the job done! This session features 3ds Max and Revit. AIA Approved
- Understand the various options for importing and linking Revit models into 3ds Max
- Understand the differences between the ART and mental ray rendering engines
- Learn how to work with photometric lighting and materials
- Learn how to create a keyframe animation and use Video Post to combine animation sequences
With a background as a registered architect, Matt Dillon has over 30 years of experience in Autodesk Architectural applications, and is an Autodesk Certified Instructor at an Autodesk Authorized Training Center. In addition to assisting customers implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit Platform products, Dillon has also consulted with Autodesk, Inc., development staff in product design and usability for AutoCAD Architecture software. A published author, Dillon was one of the recipients of Autodesk's Distinguished Speaker Award in 2010, and he has been a highly rated instructor at Autodesk University since he first began presenting in 2000.