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.
- 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
Katie Watton is a Building Content Specialist for all BIM and architectural CADLearning products from 4D Technologies. She specializes in the development of Autodesk Revit and BIM 360 training solutions, and is a regular contributing author to The Blast magazine. Katie earned her Associate's Degree in Applied Science from ITT Technical Institute. Before joining 4D Technologies, Katie worked as a BIM Specialist for a Houston-based BIM consulting firm. During that time, she helped numerous design firms implement Revit. Katie also assisted in the modeling process and trained several staffs on modeling best practices. She has also worked with design firms on multi-disciplinary coordination to help expedite construction. In addition to helping design professionals, Katie’s teaching experience includes a Revit class at the University of Houston, as well as Revit and BIM 360 classes at Autodesk University.
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.
As an AEC Consultant for 4D Technologies, Jason Boehning is passionate about helping organizations build a more productive workforce, simplify workflows, and standardize processes to achieve better outcomes. Jason is also the Building Content Manager for all building design and construction CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, driving BIM content and developing on-demand learning materials for Autodesk software, including Revit, BIM 360, and Dynamo. Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. Since 2012, he has made a career of teaching building professionals how to use digital tools to increase productivity for sustainable design and construction. Jason speaks at events and conferences all around the world. He is a repeat, top-rated speaker at both BILT North America and Autodesk University. Jason is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP Mechanical, and Revit MEP Electrical. He also served as an Autodesk Revit Mentor All-Star for Revit users.