3D Studio Max - Advanced Animation Techniques

Duration: 1 Day


This course is designed to advance the students ability for modelling within 3D Studio Max including the application of polygonal and curved surface modelling.


Delegates are required to have attended the 3D Studio Max Fundamentals course, or have equivalent knowledge.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Spline Animation for Cameras

  • Path creation for camera
  • Setting first vertex
  • Camera linking/control
  • Control dummies
  • Path constraints
  • Camera animation to paths

Spline Animation For Objects

  • Sub-Object creation
  • Object repetition for Spline animation
  • Path animation for objects
  • Object to path setup
  • Object animation

Creating A Model for Morphing

  • The base model
  • Creating morph targets

Assigning to the morpher

  • Target setup
  • Animating
  • Control morph model

Defining A Human Character

  • From box to boxcar to biped
  • Understanding the ‘character’

Further Animation types

  • Motion capture

Biped – Overview

  • Introduction
  • Basic animation
  • Forward and inverse kinematics
  • Loading in preset motions

Adding a ‘Skin Mesh’ to Skeleton (bones and skin overview)

  • Soft skinning
  • Physique
  • Deforming mesh skins via bone animation

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Public dates for 3D Studio Max Advanced

As with all our public courses, the programme agenda for 3D Studio Max Advanced follows the content applicable to the latest version of 3D Studio Max. Because the differences in the agenda are minimal, the 3D Studio Max Advanced dates should prove suitable in the great majority of cases. However, please call our account management team if you have any questions as to whether this course will meet your needs.

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