Course Overview


Spring term: Thursday 23 January – 26 March 2020


10 Thursday evenings 18.00-21.00


David Speare



This course is designed for those new to the world of 3D computer modelling or those who want to refresh or hone their skills; ideal for architects, interior designers, design professionals, those interested in animation and those wanting to explore their potential.

3D Studio Max is an industry standard three-dimensional modelling, animation and rendering application. It enables the user to create, render in a variety of materials, and animate virtually anything. It is widely used in engineering, product design, architecture, film and animation.

During the course, you will be introduced to the basics of 3D Studio Max, perfect for those who are new to this area, or those who wish to refresh their skills in 3D modelling and visualisation. Starting with the basic layout of the program, you will then learn the processes of creating basic objects and the modification tools that can be used on them, moving onto creating models with the editable poly modelling tools and then the animation tools within the program. From the modelling and animation of objects you will move on to the creation of materials and basic application as well as the use of lights.


  • Methods of Modelling – Using and understanding the different methods of modelling within 3D Studio Max which can be applied to Architecture, Product Design, Organic Modelling and other areas including creating models to take to other programs
  • Animation techniques – Including character animation and further camera animation
  • Material application – You will explore and expand on your understanding of the Unwrap UVW mapping system