3Ds Max + V-Ray (3Ds Max PRO in 6 Hours)

by Udemy

3ds Max intro course: 3Ds Max and V-Ray for creating 3D architectural imagery, from beginner to advanced



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22h 14m

Course Details

Online 3ds Max + V-Ray: 3ds Max PRO in 6 hrs course by Udemy



Chaos Vantage | Easily turn any rendering into a professional level animation

This new section goes over all the basics of Chaos Vantage (all the settings) and culminates with a demonstration of how archviz artists can use it to quickly and easily animate their projects. It is so easy to learn, but so powerful in enhancing workflows to be more efficient and streamlined, especially for animation. *Includes project downloads


*Course Updates 08/2022 - New videos added for latest Vray features, including Cosmos and all the free Vray assets. 


*Course Updated 09/11/2020 - A complete revamp of the course to bring it up to speed with the newest software. Includes an entire new project from start to finish with various professional model / texture downloads for your use in learning.


*I'll be your technical support - I answer questions every day in the discussion area, and I always respond to your private messages.  In these advanced computer programs, you will inevitably run into technical problems.  I am always here to answer all your questions and help you troubleshoot.  You can't find another course anywhere that gives you this much training, from a practicing professional, who is also at your beckon call to help, for such a reasonable price. 


About This Course:

When I first made this course, it was to fill a void that I noticed in the arch viz industry. There are not a lot of tutorials out there that help you to learn arch viz from the beginning in a professional way, using the PRO software and a PRO workflow.

So, I created this course, and I never could have imagined how popular it has become! It has also evolved a lot since that first time I published. Here are some key things to know:


Original Course

  • teaches 3ds Max and V-Ray from the very beginning

  • follows a project from nothing, all the way to the end

  • demonstrates the exact workflow that I use daily as a practicing professional (thus the PRO part)

  • uses my UI setup, shortcuts, etc (all downloadable for your use)

  • shows you everything you need to know to create a basic project

  • uses 3ds Max 2011, so as long as you have any version after that, you should be able to follow (updates have been made where necessary to account for changes all the way up to most current versions)

  • contains 6 Hrs of video from start to finish


Additional Content:

  • brings you up to speed with the latest versions of the software and fills in the gaps where they exist

  • more advanced techniques (i.e. HDRI lighting, etc)

  • more advanced and complex projects 

  • currently two additional projects to follow along with, including an advanced interior and exterior.

  • much higher production quality than original videos

  • awesome new content being added regularly to make you aware of new techniques, software updates, etc.

  • new projects coming soon


About 3ds Max and V-Ray:

Knowing how to use these two programs together is a valuable skill. Seriously, I taught myself how to use these programs many years ago, and now I get paid quite well for my expertise. 

3d is not just my hobby, it is also how I support my family.  You can learn, and start a career in 3d too.  Everything you need to get started is in this course.  I will take you through 3ds Max and V-Ray from the very beginning, and by the end you will be well on your way to creating your own images and filling up your portfolio with polished work. 

Keep in mind, you do not typically need formal training to get a job in 3D.  What it takes is an awesome portfolio, so let's get started on yours. 


Some Questions To Ask Yourself: 

  • Are you currently in a job you do not enjoy?Jobs in 3d are seriously fun and rewarding!

  • Are you an architecture student who feels overwhelmed sometimes trying to learn complicated software just to present your design properly? This course can get you up and running QUICK!  Plus, you'll learn it the right way, from a pro.   

  • Are you a SketchUp user who is no longer satisfied with the modeling / rendering capabilities of SketchUp, and are ready to take your 3d skills to the next level? SketchUp is great at what it does, but it falls short when it comes to making flashy, photoreal images.  Also, bring your sketchUp with you, then learn to import it into 3ds Max and render with V-Ray, the best render engine out there.   

  • Are you a practicing architect that needs a better way to portray your designs to clients? You've come to the right place.  I am an expert at just that.   

  • Maybe you're a gamer who wants to create your own game assets?  Even you should learn 3ds Max.  It is the industry standard for video games, and I personally have used it for asset creation for my unity 3d games.     


Course Structure (Original 6 hrs of instruction)

  • For absolute beginners, I will show you how to get the software as a free trial and start finding your way around.  I will also go over how to customize your UI for a professional workflow, because why learn the slow way to do things, right?  I'll also share with you my custom UI files.  Of course, you can skip all of this if you are more seasoned.

  • Next we will start with the basics of modeling.  I will show you different techniques, and we will begin to work on our project.  Again, files will be provided if you want / need them.

  • With modeling down, we will go into V-Ray and start playing with lighting, materials, cameras, render settings, etc.

  • Finally, we will learn how to enhance our images with Photoshop.  I give some great post-processing tips in this course.

  • By the end you will be able to create architectural renderings on your own with a completely professional setup and workflow.  Then it is your turn to start practicing your skills, creating beautiful work, building a portfolio and landing a job.

  • After the initial object: once you have completed your first project and learned the basics, I will then move into more advanced techniques (also, there is fully professional interior V-Ray project coming soon that students will be able to learn along with -- this is for more advanced users, or people who are ready to move on from the initial 6 hrs of instruction)


How Will This Course Benefit You? 

If you are a beginner, this class will be a great overview of how to get up and running.  It will cut out all the stuff you do not need and show you exactly the workflow necessary to work like a pro. 

If you are a veteran user, take this course to polish your V-Ray skills, and also to streamline your workflow.  I show so many tips and tricks that I use everyday to pump out arch viz projects fast and on budget.  There is no need to sacrifice quality and creativity if you can fly through the project quickly and on budget.  I'll show you how. 


Coming Soon:

If you feel like you have mastered the basics, I have now added more advanced / obscure techniques that can really help your images to stand out, and much more will be coming soon, including a professional V-Ray interior shot that is completely photoreal.


Ready To Sign Up? 

What are you waiting for?  If you're still not sure, check out the preview videos.  Also, check out my profile to the left and see some of my portfolio.  Cool, right?  Wan't to make some of your own images?  Let's get started.  6 hrs is all you need to get started, then take the skills I share and practice, practice, practice. 

Remember, I will provide the files and download links that you need for everything.  My models are included.  Come with nothing, leave with a finished project and a great knowledge base. 

Start Your Love Affair With 3d Today! 


Who this course is for:

  • Design professionals who want to learn 3D

  • Architecture students

  • SketchUp users looking to advance their skill set

  • Anyone with a vague interest in 3d

  • Draftsman who are interested in learning rendering

  • Architects

  • Current 3ds Max users who want to learn how to work with Vray

  • Gamers who want to learn to model their own game assets (especially architectural ones) in 3ds Max.

  • Online Branch

    Online, Online, Online
  • Teacher's Name
  • Adam
  • Teacher's Experience
  • Adam Zollinger - Digital Artist & Instructor - 3ds Max / V-Ray / Photoshop - 4.5 Instructor Rating - 13,809 Reviews - 136,074 Students - 22 Courses
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Teacher's Nationality
  • N/A

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