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The Whole 9 Yards: Visualization Workflow from AutoCAD to 3ds Max

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    In the real world, a single program just can’t do it all when it comes to sketching, massing models, final design, animation, and rendering of architectural models. This class will discuss the workflow for using multiple Autodesk products in a production environment. Discover the ins and outs of this workflow, starting with an AutoCAD sketch, going to a FormIt massing model, and on to Revit software for final design—then using 3ds Max 2019 software and Arnold to render the final animation. Learn methods for creating models in FormIt and discover how it affects working with Revit downstream. Review the Revit-to-3ds Max linking process and how to render photo-quality images. Use Physical Materials and the Sun Positioner to simulate outdoor lighting. Learn photographic techniques and composition to create compelling images. Utilize the Physical Camera controls to adjust scene exposure and depth of field. Get ahead of the competition by learning how to create your renderings using photographic composition in a streamlined workflow.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the connections between AutoCAD, FormIt, and Revit for an optimal design workflow
    • Learn how to properly link a Revit model into 3ds Max 2019 for use with the Arnold renderer
    • Learn how to create and configure the Sun Positioner and camera exposure
    • Learn how to place cameras and create simple fly-through animations of the Revit design