3ds Max – Beginners Course

This is a beginners course for you who work with animation and want to start using Autodesk 3ds Max. The program is both a modeling and visualizer and this beginners course gives you an understanding of how it is structured, what tools are available and how they are intended to be used.

3ds Max – Beginners Course


3ds Max is both a modeling and visualizing program. Shape geometry in 3ds and use data created in other programs. There are great opportunities to visualize still images and even animations completely without restrictions. This course focuses on both the creation of presentation material such as photorealistic product images and films.

The steps you will learn in 3ds Max beginners course include basic navigation in the program and its menus, modeling, import of CAD data, material or texture management, lighting, camera settings and rendering. This is a beginners course that provides an understanding of how the program is structured, what tools are available and how they are intended to be used.

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Course description

Target audience

Cadcraft’s 3Ds Max beginners course is aimed at those who want to learn how to use 3ds Max. The focus of the course is on how to take in CAD data from other programs. Then you can create different materials and scenes as well as illuminate and create materials with the goal of then producing images. Some simpler modeling and animation are included in the course.
General computer skills are required as well as a certain feeling for graphic design.

Objective with 3ds max beginners course

After the course, you must have sufficient knowledge to get started and work independently with 3ds Max.

The goal after completing the course is that you should be able to:

Understand how 3ds Max works, on a basic level.

User interface
Understand and navigate the interface according to your needs.

Create geometry, and edit and modify.

Manage CAD data in a good and easy way.

Use existing materials and create your own materials.

Create your own digital studios, HDRI lighting, etc.

Know the rendering settings.


The exercises are pedagogically structured. The focus is on the right methodology for you to learn from the beginning to model, handle materials, light and more, in an effective way.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in drawing technology is a requirement, which means that you must know what a drawing is and what it should look like.

Course material

We use course material that contains both theory and practical exercises. In some cases, we also supplement with our own examples and exercises. Cost for course material will be added.

Course content in 3ds max beginners course


  • Cadcraft
  • Autodesk and 3ds Max
  • General information
  • Purpose and goal

User interface

  • Review of interface and drawing environment
  • Make changes to the interface
  • Streamline the work surface


  • Review of modeling tools
  • Review of modifiers
  • Review of CAD management


  • Review of material parameters
  • Review of textures
  • Review of bumps, displacement, etc.


  • Review of basic functions
  • Review of animation methods
  • Review of rendering


  • Review of different rendering engines
  • Review of rendering settings


  • Purpose and goal
  • Course evaluation
  • Extension courses etc.


Loan of computer included
Lunch and coffee included
Cost for course material will be added (800 SEK)
Course duration: 2 days
Time: 09.00-16.00
Price applies excluding VAT

Interactive teacher-led distance education

Do you not have the opportunity to come to any of our offices? No problem! Through remote connection, you still get the opportunity to use the software on our powerful course computers and follow the exercises our course leaders go through. We recommend that you have two screens and a headset to be able to get the best out of our distance education. Contact us for more information!

Company-adapted course

Do you want the course to be company-adapted? No problem, we can adapt the content to your needs, goals and challenges. Contact us for more information and a quotation request!

Do you have questions about the 3ds Max beginners course?

Contact our education manager for more information and requests on how the course should be designed and adapted to your company’s conditions.

Katarina Espeling
+4673-88 35 195