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DM4B:3D Studio Max II - Rendering


This is a second level course for individuals already having a basic knowledge of 3D Studio MAX. Note that this course will focus more on the rendering or animation aspects based on students' incoming skills or interests. 3D Studio will be used to generate photo-realistic architectural renderings and simulate fly-by or walk-through, and is widely used for motion-picture special effects. Techniques of lighting, creating atmospheric effects, placing cameras, choosing materials and setting their properties, and applying textures will be covered, as will aspects of model and camera motion. Students may use provided building models for their rendering and animation assignments or may work from models they have built in previous CAD classes. Assignments will culminate in a finished rendering or short animation project due at the end of the course.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * VS658
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: DM4 Elective, BDS-DC: Concentration Elective, BID: DM4 Elective, BLA: DM4 Elective, MArch: DM4 Elective, MID: DM4 Elective, MLA: DM4 Elective
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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