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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cool Class

Architectural Design, Visualization and Presentation - Cal State University

Found this link on CGArchitect today. It looks like an interesting class for anyone wanting to improve thier architectural visualization and presentation skills. Best of all they are using Revit and 3dsMax.

Here are the details:

Class: Architurectural Design, Visualization and Presentation with CAD & 3ds max 7
Date: Monday – Friday May 16 - 20Time: 9:30 - 5:30. Subject to change based on the needs of the teacher and students.
Cost: $1495.00. Check, cash, and credit cards are accepted.
Certificate: YES
Location: Advanced Media Production at Cal State Long Beach. Parking included.
Lab Time: YES. 10 hours included and times must be approved by AMP staff.
Teacher: Roger Cusson, Former Discreet Learning Product Manager, Discreet Training Specialist, Caddie Award winner
Registration: Call Pia Maffei directly at 800-929-8155 or 951-587-8245.

Description: This instructor lead class is a mix of instructor led theoretical content reinforced by practical hands on exercises. Should time permit students will develop their own architectural models and presentations. This style gives the students the confidence to complete their own presentations once they leave the classroom. You learn the following:
· The 3ds max User Interface, and the Architectural CAD software of choice, in this course we will use AutoCAD and Revit.
· Developing Architectural Models in CAD
· Importing and / or linking of CAD Models into 3ds max, through DWG and or 3ds formats
· Creating Materials for Architectural Scenes
· Advanced lighting such as radiosity and Still Image Rendering suitable for Print and Web
· Creating animation in Architectural Presentations, walk throughs, fly arounds and moving elements


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