AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Beginner to Advanced Training


Course Code EDCVITAC20

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain qualification in AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Training Course is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Training Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

CADLearning® for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2014 helps you get started with tools for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, compositing and pre-production planning. You’ll learn how to apply materials and light scenes, animate cameras and objects, assemble short sequences, and avoid long render times.. 

This course is a full-featured course covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between. It is a video tutorial series of over 18 hours with 282 video tutorials. As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases. And for instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. 


Course Highlights

  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Datasets and drawing files included.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Learn anywhere anytime at your convenience


Advantages of this Course

This course will help users to

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


Course Features

Your AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Beginner to Advanced Training Course:

    This course teaches design and documentation using AutoCAD which will help you to speed up your work with productivity tools and create stunning designs more efficiently.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Beginner to Advanced Training course is: Self Paced

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Key Topics

The AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Course is divided into following lessons:

  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Pre-Production and Planning
  • Module 3: Modeling
  • Module 4: Materials
  • Module 5: Lighting
  • Module 6: Rendering
  • Module 7: Cameras
  • Module 8: Animation
  • Module 9: Effects and Dynamics
  • Module 10: IK and Rigging
  • Module 11: Scripting
  • Module 12: Post-Production
  • Module 13: Program Interoperability
  • Module 14: Output
  • Module 15: Lighting Analysis
  • Module 16: Lighting Analysis - Lighting the scene
  • Module 17: Lighting Analysis - Scene Materials
  • Module 18: Lighting Analysis for Presentation
  • Module 19: Lighting Analysis - Render an Analysis

This AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Course will prepare you for following exam :
Autodesk Certification

CADLearning Courses help users prepare for Autodesk Certification exams and include video tutorials, exercise files and assessments for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of Autodesk's CAD, BIM and visualization software so they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize productivity.

This course contains lessons that are aligned to the specific learning objectives of the AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Certified User, Certified Associate and Certified Professional Exams and contains all of the training you need to help you pass these 2 exams.

Through the videos, CADLearnings professional instructors present key concepts and lessons; users are able to follow along in their own software using the exercise files that are included with each course. CADLearning subscription customers can take assessments online to track progress and gauge their knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Course and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows® XP, Vista, 7
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 1GHz Processor or faster
  • 1024x768 color display
  • Sound Card and Speakers
  • Up to 8GB hard disk space required for installation
  • DVD-ROM drive for install only
  • Mouse (or pointing device) needed for navigation
Home Study Support

Our video tutorial courses put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

For instant technical support use our powerful search function to quickly locate and view short 'how-to' lessons. Get answers to all of your first level technical support issues 'instantly' with this in-house resource.

As a flexible CAD training solution, you can sort the lessons and progress from beginner to advanced topics; or just review seldom used commands and added functionality of new releases.

  • No Internet connection is needed because you install and authorize CADLearning directly on your PC.
  • No CAD software required.
  • Train at home, at the office or on the road.
  • Easy-to-use, visual interface for following step-by-step tutorials while listening to an actual instructor.
  • Built-in Help Desk with powerful keyword search functionality that easily and quickly answers CAD questions and addresses unique needs as they occur.
  • Intelligent History that tracks completed lessons allows users to resume where they left off and easily view and manage individual professional development.
  • Datasets and drawing files are included in the AutoCAD training course.

Home Study Resources

Our training DVDs put the control in your hands. Use when wanted or needed to answer a question, and watch again and again as often as you need. A full-featured training course DVD-ROM covering beginner to advanced concepts, and everything in between.

What will CadLearning DVDs do for me?

In today's highly competitive world, organizations and individuals need to stay on top of their game. Our CADLearning DVDs empower users to:

  • Increase productivity by providing lessons and courses that improve competencies, enabling more to be accomplished in less time.
  • Maximize the quality of their work. CADLearning lessons keep users up-to-date on the latest design software, sharpening the skills and expertise that drive better results.


This AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 Course will prepare you for following certification:

AutoDesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

Students and professionals wishing to receive Autodesk Certification in Autodesk software can pursue two pathways.

3ds Max Certified User
Those who are relatively new to Autodesk software and want to demonstrate basic proficiency can seek to become Certified Users. Certification at this level helps demonstrate a commitment to academic success or career development.

3ds Max 2014 Certified Professional
Those who possess more advanced skills and can solve complex workflow and design challenges will, in most cases, pursue recognition as Certified Professionals. Certification at this level demonstrates the skills needed to stand out from the competition and pursue career advancement.

Possible Career Path

Computer aided design (CAD) technicians use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery. You could work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and manufacturing. If you are interested in industrial design and enjoy using software, this job could be just right for you.

To be a CAD technician, you will need to have good maths and IT skills. You will need to understand how things are made and built. You must also be a creative person. You could become a CAD technician by starting as an apprentice with an engineering or construction firm.

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 home study course:

  • 3DS Max 2014 Beginner to Advanced Training on DVDs
  • Over 18 Hours of training by a Certified Autodesk Instructor
  • 282 Video Tutorial Lessons
  • Exercise Files

You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.


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Further Information
Award Level: Training Course

Awarding Body: Autodesk

Format: DVD

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Professional Membership

About Autodesk Certification

Autodesk certifications provide reliable validation of knowledge and skills. These credentials can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility. The AutoCAD Certified User exam includes both academic and industry requirements designed to confirm that Autodesk® AutoCAD® software users have the skills necessary to continue their design careers.


What are the prerequisites for this exam?

There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.

Where do I take the exam?

The Autodesk AutoCAD exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.

What is the format of the exam?

The Autodesk 3ds Max Certified User Exam includes multiple-choice and performance-based questions.

What will I receive when certified?

When you earn an Autodesk User Certification, the certification will be viewable online using their Certiport test candidate ID. In addition, you can forward an electronic version to your peers or employers or print a copy for their records.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Most courses are for 12 months from the date of purchase and we actively encourage you to complete within this time frame.

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Course Outline

How is the Course Structured?

The AutoCAD 3ds Max 2015 Course is divided into following lessons:

Chapter 1: Getting Started

  • Learning Objectives
  • Launching 3ds Max Design
  • Configuring 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design
  • Customizing Mouse Interaction
  • Working with Standards
  • Setting Display Units to Architectural
  • Assigning a Project Folder
  • Configuring and Saving View port Layouts
  • Creating a Prototype File
  • Configuring the Default UI and Presets
  • Maximizing the Workspace
  • Synchronizing the User Interface and Default Presets
  • Navigating Menu Drop-Downs
  • Working with Toolbars
  • Managing the Ribbon
  • Managing Work spaces
  • Understanding Object Interaction
  • Navigating the Scene Using the View Cube
  • Accessing the Help System
  • Accessing Autodesk’s Online Portals

Chapter 2: Pre-Production and Planning

  • Pre-Planning the Production
  • Developing a Sketch-Style Storyboard
  • Examining a Sample Storyboard
  • Planning Scene Level of Detail
  • Understanding Level of Detail
  • Planning File Output
  • Outputting for Print and Web
  • Reviewing Still Image Types
  • Examining Animation Output
  • Reviewing Animation Output Types
  • Understanding Layers
  • Working with Layers
  • Previsualizing a Scene
  • Configuring in View port Previsualization with Nitrous

Chapter 3: Modeling

  • Modeling in 3ds Max
  • Understanding Shapes
  • Working with Spline Shapes
  • Working with Extended Splines
  • Saving Incremental Files
  • Cloning Shapes
  • Creating Outline Shapes
  • Attaching Shapes
  • Editing Closed 2D Shapes
  • Trimming and Welding Splines
  • Filleting a Vertex
  • Understanding Mesh and Poly Objects
  • Discovering the Editable Poly Object Type
  • Converting Object Types
  • Utilizing the Snap Tools
  • Learning to Use the Graphite Modeling Tools
  • Working with the Paint Deform Tool
  • Using the Conform Paint Tool
  • Understanding 2D and 3D Objects
  • Introducing Compound Objects
  • Working with ProBoolean
  • Using Shapemerge
  • Aligning the Road
  • Exploring More Editable Poly
  • Merging Objects
  • Working with Caddies
  • Modeling Windows
  • Modeling Window Frames
  • Modeling Window Panes
  • Examining Modifiers and the Modifier Stack
  • Learning About Object Space Modifiers
  • Adding a Bevel Profile Modifier
  • Editing 2D Shapes
  • Stacking Modifiers
  • Editing Modifiers
  • Understanding World-Space Modifiers
  • Applying the Map Scalar Modifier
  • Understand Object Painting
  • Painting a Scene
  • Discovering AEC Objects
  • Building with AEC Walls
  • Adding a Door
  • Installing Windows
  • Working with Containers
  • Inheriting Container Contents
  • Modeling - Best Practices

Chapter 4: Materials

  • Introducing Materials
  • Understanding the Slate Material Editor
  • Creating Schematic Materials
  • Working with the Standard Material
  • Discovering the Arch and Design Material
  • Adjusting Shaders
  • Editing Reflectivity
  • Assigning a Material
  • Using Map Patterns
  • Simulating Geometry
  • Incorporating Displacement Mapping
  • Setting Transparency
  • Calculating Map Sizes
  • Creating a Tile Map
  • Determining Map Coverage
  • Adding a UVW Map Modifier
  • Working with Unwrap UVW
  • Working with Multiple Materials
  • Discovering the Multi/Sub-Object Material
  • Setting Material IDs
  • Editing Material IDs
  • Assigning a Multi/Sub-Object Material
  • Understanding Blend Materials and Masks
  • Using a Blend Material
  • Masking with Materials
  • Understanding Substance Textures
  • Working with Substance Textures
  • Baking Textures - Render to Texture
  • Painting a Texture with View port Canvas
  • Working with Vector Graphics
  • Discovering Material Libraries
  • Understanding the Autodesk Materials Library
  • Using an Autodesk Library Material
  • Creating a New Library

Chapter 5: Lighting

  • Differentiating Standard Lights versus Photometric Lights
  • Understanding Direct and Indirect Light
  • Discovering Daylight
  • Placing a Daylight System
  • Adjusting Location
  • Adjusting the Physical Sky
  • Understanding Photometric Lights
  • Enabling Streetlights in a Scene
  • Changing Photometric Light Presets
  • Understanding Indirect Light
  • Calculating Indirect Illumination
  • Working with Final Gather
  • Setting Final Gather Bounces
  • Working with Sky Portals
  • Discovering Photon Mapping
  • Configuring Interior Night Lighting
  • Using Photometric IES Web Files
  • Enabling Photon Mapping
  • Creating Object Lights
  • Understanding Image-Based Lighting
  • Creating a Simple Image-Based Lighting Setup
  • Rendering Image-Based Lighting with Mental Ray
  • Rendering Image-Based Lighting with iRay

Chapter 6: Rendering

  • Introducing Rendering
  • Rendering Still Images
  • Understanding Still Image Resolution
  • Rendering Still Images
  • Setting Render Presets
  • Understanding Still Image File Types
  • Choosing Still Image File Types
  • Rendering Animations
  • Understanding Image Resolution for Animations
  • Setting Animation Resolution
  • Understanding Animation File Types
  • Creating a Preview Animation
  • Rendering Sequential Images
  • Using the RAM Player
  • Saving with Animation Codecs
  • Discovering iRay
  • Visualizing Realistic Lighting with iRay
  • Rendering with the Quicksilver Hardware Renderer
  • Editing a Scene Using iRay in Active Shade

Chapter 7: Cameras

  • Understanding the Camera
  • Discovering Traditional Camera Shots
  • Identifying Effective Camera Distance
  • Changing Viewer Distance
  • Discovering Depth of Field
  • Adding Depth of Field to Control Focus
  • Understanding Camera Angles
  • Adjusting Camera Angles
  • Discovering Composition Essentials
  • Understanding the Rule of Thirds
  • Implementing the Rule of Thirds
  • Discovering Diagonals
  • Establishing Diagonals
  • Using Camera Clipping Planes
  • Establishing Perspective Match for Compositing
  • Using 2D Pan and Zoom

Chapter 8: Animation

  • Understanding Animation Concepts
  • Identifying Controllers and Controller Types
  • Discovering Object Animation
  • Exploring Key frame Animation
  • Key framing a Moving Object
  • Editing Key frames Using the Dope Sheet
  • Understanding Path Animation
  • Animating on a Path
  • Understanding Velocity Control
  • Applying an Ease Curve
  • Discovering Camera Animation Basics
  • Separating Camera Position and Rotation Control
  • Animating a Dummy on a Path
  • Linking a Hierarchy
  • Retiming an Animation
  • Simulating a Population
  • Modifying a Population Simulation

Chapter 9: Effects and Dynamics

  • Understanding Particle Effects
  • Creating a Particle Flow
  • Creating a Particle Flow Fountain
  • Creating the Fountain Pillar Particle Flow
  • Incorporating Collisions into the Fountain
  • Discovering 3ds Max Dynamics
  • Simulating Rigid Bodies
  • Simulating with Forces and Constraints
  • Creating a Tearable Curtain
  • Using Render Effects
  • Activating Mental Ray Camera Glare
  • Adding a Volume Fire Effect

Chapter 10: IK and Rigging

  • Discovering IK
  • Rigging a Mechanical Assembly
  • Introducing the Character Animation Toolkit
  • Creating a CAT Rig
  • Understanding Biped
  • Animating a Biped Walking Up Stairs
  • Working with the Skin Modifier
  • Using Weight Tables with Biped and Skin

Chapter 11: Scripting

  • Understanding MAXScript
  • Creating Scripted Objects
  • Adding a Macroscript to a Button

Chapter 12: Post-Production

  • Introducing Post-Production
  • Discovering the Concept of Short Scenes
  • Discovering Video Post
  • Using the Video Post Queue
  • Indicating Change of Time or Place
  • Adding a Cross Fade Transition
  • Using Image Layers
  • Understanding Scenes Layering
  • Rendering with Passes
  • Discovering Autodesk Composite
  • Compositing Multiple Layers
  • Remapping Color Output

Chapter 13: Program Interoperability

  • Understanding Program Interoperability
  • Linking versus Importing
  • Linking to an AutoCAD Model
  • Applying Materials to an AutoCAD Model
  • Rendering a Linked AutoCAD Model
  • Linking a Revit Model
  • Rendering a Linked Revit Model
  • Importing an Inventor Assembly
  • Introducing Civil View
  • Initializing Civil View
  • Importing a Civil 3D Model
  • Understanding the Civil View Explorer
  • Placing Road Marking Objects
  • Adding Signs and Vehicles to the Layout
  • Rendering the Civil View Scene

Chapter 14: Output

  • Considering Final Output
  • Understanding Scene States
  • Setting Up Scene States for Rendering
  • Understanding Batch Rendering
  • Configuring a Batch Rendering Queue
  • Outputting Still Images
  • Understanding Print Resolution
  • Controlling Print Size
  • Exploring Gamma Correction
  • Setting Gamma Correction
  • Creating Special Image Types
  • Discovering the Panorama Exporter
  • Creating a Panorama File
  • Outputting for Cinema
  • Saving Open EXR Files

Chapter 15:Lighting Analysis

  • Introducing Lighting Analysis
  • Using Lighting Analysis
  • Identifying Lighting Analysis Integration
  • Introducing LEED Certification and 3ds Max
  • Discovering the Lighting Analysis User Interface
  • Working With the Lighting Analysis Assistant
  • Identifying Issues for Lighting Analysis
  • Understanding 3D Lighting Design

Chapter 16: Lighting Analysis - Lighting the scene

  • Creating a Ground Plane
  • Discovering the Daylight System
  • Adding a Daylight System
  • Configuring the Daylight System
  • Exploring Skylight Portals
  • Adjusting Exposure Control

Chapter 17: Lighting Analysis - Scene Materials

  • Understanding Scene Materials
  • Identifying Scene Materials
  • Creating a Material for the Ground Plane
  • Adding Beige Wall Paint Material
  • Adjusting the BRDF Function Curve
  • Exploring Window and Frame Materials
  • Using the Multi-Object and Sub-Object Materials
  • Adding an Autodesk Material Glazing for Windows
  • Applying an Autodesk Material Metal for the Window Frame

Chapter 18: Lighting Analysis for Presentation

  • Understanding Lighting Analysis for Presentation
  • Using the Lighting Analysis Assistant
  • Incorporating Light Meters
  • Configuring Lighting Analysis Image Overlay

Chapter 19: Lighting Analysis - Render an Analysis

  • Rendering a Complete Analysis
  • Adjusting Exposure
  • Configuring Final Gather
  • Setting Common Rendering Settings
  • Rendering a Final Image
  • Grabbing a View port Image

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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the AutoCAD 3ds Max 2014 home study course is £248.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £199 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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Complete the enquiry form opposite with the details of the course you are interested in and a specialist advisor in your chosen subject will call you back at your requested time.

Alternatively, talk to a Course Advisor through our Live Chat facility to the right hand side of this page, you can call us on local rate 0844 357 1110 or call us free on Skype. 8.00am-8.00pm seven days a week.

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call 0044 705 006 2221, use Live Chat or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

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Easy Payment Plan

Easy Payment Plan

Are you looking to spread the cost of your course? Pay a deposit online and then spread the balance over four monthly payments.

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to get started on your chosen course. Simply download the instalment agreement below, complete in full and return the signed agreement to accept the terms and conditions as set out here. Upon receipt of this agreement we will dispatch your course materials, tutor contact details, study guide and student portal login information within 48 hours.

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Business Customers

Business Customers

Home Study Expert delivers high-quality online and paper based distance learning training services. Transform the skills of your employees and improve business performance and profitability.

Discover the benefits of learning with eDistance Learning and see how we can help your company. Call 0844 357 1110 or fill in the contact form below.

Once we understand what your business needs are, we can offer you expert training and funding advice. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, everyday.

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Price Match

Price Match

When you enrol with us we want you to know you're getting the best course with the most comprehensive support structure at the best price. We're proud to offer you our Price Match Guarantee.

It's simple. We're so confident that we're offering you a fantastic deal - we'll refund the difference if you find the exact same course on any other UK website within 7 days of your purchase.

To request a price match refund, please fill out the form below including: the name of the website where the product is cheaper, your full name, telephone number and email if available. You will receive an automated acknowledgment of your request, and we will review the details and reply to you via email within three business days.

Upon our acceptance of your refund request, please allow 14 days for delivery of your refund which will be credited as a second transaction on your credit or debit card. The time taken for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card statement varies so the amount may not show on your next statement.

Please note: to avoid potential abuse and to enable us to honour our price-match refund guarantee to genuine customers, the acceptance of all refund requests is ultimately at the discretion of Home Study Expert, who will at all times act reasonably and in good faith.

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Award Level Training Course
Format DVD
Study Time Self Paced
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
£248.75 £199.00
£199.00 deposit + 4 monthly payments of £39.80 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Ex Tax: £199.00

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