Learning AutoCAD - 3D Modeling and Rendering

Learn to model, navigate, and render anything you can imagine in the most popular design software in the world.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2013 English

Course Description

This is a hands-on course where you will be involved in the 3D modeling process from the beginning.  You will learn to turn an idea into a model which can be visualized and even printed using 3D printing technology.  If you are a student in any design field from engineering to interior decorating, this course is for you.  If you're a long time user of AutoCAD that has always wanted to delve into new areas and commands that have intrigued you for years, this course is for you.

This course requires about 5 days to complete, by working through the examples and applying the material to your own ideas.  The best method for approaching the course is to have a personal project in mind that you can apply this to.  When you're done, please don't forget to share a link to the final renderings or 3D model!

What are the requirements?

  • This course requires an installation of Autodesk AutoCAD, for which a free trial is available from the Autodesk website.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to model anything from a small part to a large assembly using Autocad.
  • You will understand the principles of lighting and rendering.
  • You will understand and learn to control the cameras, and navigate the 3D environment.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Anyone interested in visualizing their ideas.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Modeling Techniques
Learn how to control and navigate 3D space.
An exploration of how to create lofted geometry.
Creating complex models of simple things using compound modeling techniques.
Modeling a floor plan from the ground up.
Section 3: Lighting, Rendering and Data Import/Export
This lecture covers cameras, lighting, and materials.
Importing/Exporting File Formats
Section 4: Conclusion
Concluding Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Schroeder, Senior Civil Designer, Instructor

Andrew is an award winning Designer and Instructor with over 17 years experience using AutoCAD.  Andrew's stong technical background in drafting and CAD has lead him to work in the fields of civil design, environmental, geospatial and architecture.  He currently teaches design and AutoCAD at the University of the Fraser Valley. Andrew has interests in woodworking, geospatial 3D, cartography and process optimization. 

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