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3DS MAX for Architectural Visualization

3ds Max is one of the current state of the art tools for architectural visualization, industrial design, animation filmmaking and game design. This beginner-level course helps you to start your career in 3D architectural visualization. You will learn in this course how to create compelling, attractive photo-realistic renders and animations of your building, interior, product or scene.

You will learn the key concepts and explore the process involved in preparing, rendering and animating your 3D model. You will also learn how to light, texture and render using the standard tools inside 3ds Max. This course will help you start creating 3D models, work for architectural visualization firms or architect houses. You will also learn how to use the Internet as a platform to sell your 3D models.

This training course is designed for users with no or little experience in 3ds Max and teaches students the 3ds Max tools essential for creating architectural renderings and animations. In this training course, the instructor covers every major component of the 3D design visualization process, from modeling to production, with special emphasis on tools that provide users the greatest efficiency in producing visualizations. This class avoids advanced topics such as inverse kinematics, reactor, space warps, etc. to allow more time to be devoted to those areas of the program which serve as the foundation of most visualization projects. Students will learn countless tips and tricks that maximize productivity and efficiency that normally takes many years in a production environment to earn.

AutoDesk Authorised Training Center (ATC) in Singapore


All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Tertiary Courses after achieved at least 75% attendance.

Funding and Grant Applications

Click the links below to apply. Note that you need to register the course first.

For Singaporeans: SkillsFuture Credit

For Company: SSG Training Grant

For NTUC Members: UTAP

Course Code: CRS-N-0035312

Course Booking

$298.00 (GST-exclusive)

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.

Course Details

Module 1: Understanding the 3DS MAX User Interface

  • Getting Started
  • Navigating the 3ds Max Interface
  • Add Objects to the Scene (standard & extended primitives)
  • Transforms
  • Quad Menus
  • Understanding the Modifier Stack
  • Manipulate Viewports with viewport controls
  • Viewport Right-Click Menu

Module 2: Modeling an Interior Space

  • Setting Up Units
  • Importing a CAD Drawing
  • Building the Room
  • Poly-modeling
  • Adding More Objects to the Scene
  • Finding and Importing Objects
  • Creating New objects
  • Spline-modeling
  • Object Cloning
  • Object and Scene Organization
  • Managing Project Folders

Module 3: Assigning Maps and Materials to the Objects

  • Working with the Material Editor
  • Standard Material
  • Shaders Parameters
  • Basic Parameters
  • Understanding Maps
  • Adding Materials to Objects
  • Understanding Bitmap Texture Maps
  • Understanding Mapping Coordinates
  • UVW Map

Module 4: Lighting the Interior Scene

  • Understanding the Types of Lights
  • Standard lights
  • Editing the lights
  • Light parameters
  • Ambient Light
  • Adding Shadow Effects
  • Simulating Daylight
  • Understanding Indirect Illumination
  • Simulating Interior Lighting

Module 5 (Optional): Cameras and Animating

  • Understanding the Cameras
  • Target Camera
  • Free Camera
  • Editing the Camera Parameters
  • Editing the Camera Location using Viewport Tools and Transformations
  • Animating the Camera

Module 6: Rendering, Postproduction and Presentation

  • Understanding the Render Setup Dialog
  • Render a Scene
  • Postproduction in Adobe Photoshop
  • Render Animation
  • Postproduction in Adobe After Effects

Module 7 (Optional): The Next Steps

  • TurboSquid and online marketing
  • How to learn more

Course Admin


This is a beginner course. No prior knowledge of 3ds Max is required

Software Requirement

Participants need to bring their laptops with Autodesk software installed on their laptops for the training. If participant does not have the laptop and software, we can provide spare laptops with licensed Autodesk software

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers who want to learn how to bring their designs to life.
  • 3D Enthusiasts who are new to 3DS Max.
  • Any other individuals interested in pre-visualising architectural spaces, models, 3D prototypes for post-sale or to evaluate their impact, finish or lighting.
  • Any individuals interested in making money with architectural visualization or 3D modeling.


3DS Max TrainerSven J Norris received his BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff in 2000 and completed his Masters in Computer Arts at
Thames Valley University (now University of West London) in 2002. He has worked as a freelancer, contractor and full-time employee in industry within the fields of new media, designing and development where he created screen-based experiences and content for companies and agencies including Arc Worldwide, Leo
Burnett Group, Reuters, McKinsey & Co, and Tidal Wave in England. Sven spent 7 years as Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design & Media (ADM) in Singapore and was the area coordinator for Interactive Media for some of this period.

Most recently, he has founded an independent design studio Vithereal Pte. Ltd. focusing on 3D Visualization, Product Design and Web Development while
continuing to teach as an Adjunct Lecturer at the above-mentioned ADM in Singapore as well as a degree program in NTU’s Electronic Engineering faculty.
He teaches and practices in the areas of:

  • Web Development
  • Game Design
  • User Interface Design
  • 3D Visualization
  • Product Design

3DS Max TrainerJason is a freelance designer with a big passion for creating 3D Interactive walk-through and have 4 years of experience in Interior design industry with a large spectrum of skills.My passion for design and visualization has always pushed me to keep learning and constantly trying to improve my Skills.I come equipped with a huge arsenal of knowledge and experience with an array of software, technologies and methodologies.

He pride himself on being able to learn, master and innovate using nearly any software handed to him. From Blueprints in UE4 to data driven modelling applications like Autocad to 3D modelling packages like 3Ds Max and Maya. I revel in the challenge of mastering the unknown and making it work.

3DS Max Studio TrainerJyoti Chopra has professional experience in teaching Autocad, 3DsMax and Revit in a recognized teaching institute. She has been rAutoCad teacher with 4 years of experience in teaching designing principles and introducing students to designing softwares. She hhas experience as Architectural Designer performing design, simulation and drafting of various residential and landscape projects in Singapore. Her skillsets are AutoCAD, Revit, 3Ds Max. Adobe Photoshop and Furniture Design, Graphics, Sketching and 2D/3D Simulation. She is also Autodesk Certified Professional (Autocad)

3DS Max trainerCharlie Chan graduated from Nanyang Academic of Fine Arts last mid-year. Under the major of Interior & Exhibition Design. Currently, He has been working in an architectural firm as an interior designer. He is familiar with AutoDesk software, as He used them both in school and work.

3DS MAX Studio TrainerJavad is a new media artist, animator and scholar. He studied Engineering and Animation and is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Art, Design & Media in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has years of experience in 3D modeling with 3ds Max and has collaborated in 3D visualization projects with various architects and architectural firms. He was previously an instructor, teaching 3ds Max courses. As a scholar he presented several papers at animation conferences around the world, including the Society for Animation Studies Conference at USC in Los Angeles, USA. He has also published several articles in academic journals in the past five years.

3DS Max TrainerMr Boey Seng Heng is a freelance programmer who has collaborated with the UK Pilot Airplane Stimulation Program on various 3D Graphics and Sounds projects used to train their pilots. He volunteers at the Singapore Science Centre where he teaches children on the topic which he is assigned to.

Digital Graphics DesignerXavier specialises in Games Art Design. He's not only proficient in 3D modelling softwares such as zBrush and 3Ds Max but also on digital painting and texturing using other softwares such as 3D coat and Substance painter.He also have strong knowledge on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator due to his design education background.

3DS MAX Studio TrainerA serious gamer himself, Nash Lin is actively learning through his gaming sessions as he strongly believes in having fun in the process of learning. Through these games he played, Nash developed a strong passion towards the Computer Graphic (CG) art and gaming industry.

After graduating from his Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia from SAE/Middlesex University, Nash gained vast experience in his CG careers with Atomic Gaming, Temasek Polytechnic. He is involved in games/application concept, storyboard and animation, developing educational game and more.

Some of the innovative projects includes animation trailer, slot machines, multi-touch screen games. Nash is also involved in creating interactive digital media projects for other industries such as Toyota Tsusho, Home Team Academy, etc.

With the huge amount of experience obtained, Nash shared his experience as a lecturer at various schools. He has taught in SAE, First Media Design School, Singapore Polytechnic, The Art People, teaching multimedia subjects such as animation, web design, motion graphic, drawing and game design.

Nash finds great interest and passion in teaching. He developed his own animation curriculum as he wants to share his effective and fun learning process with his students.

Customer Reviews (3)

Might Consider Review by Course Participant/Trainee
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3. How do you find the training environment
Ive attended an earlier course (SketchUp) with you and believe I went away with better knowledge of the software. I left the SketchUp course equipped with the basic skills to start and get better at it over time.

However, I was not impressed with my recent attendance for 3DS Max. It left me with more Questions and we were not able to complete every module properly due to technical issues. I have no doubt the trainer has good experience. But we were restricted by different software versions.

I assume the trainer was using Tertiary Infotech issued laptop installed w/ the latest 3DS Max software. The trainer however is more familiar with an older version of it. Plug-ins for camera, surface materials, rendering could not be used by him nor us due to different versions. Another student also came with a laptop not installed with the software and some considerable time was needed to set it up for him.

There were many times we paused either to resolve technical matters or allow the trainer time to familiarize w/ a different 3DS Max version.

I felt I did not leave the course equipped with necessary skills to do my own hands-on. If the students had known what to prepare (i.e installing the right 3DS Max version) the course would have run smoother and be better equipped by the end of it. Im contemplating attending the 2-day Rhino course but worried if we end up facing similar issues and not having the proper skills after paying the course fee. Appreciate your response. (Posted on 11/13/2019)
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Nil (Posted on 9/17/2017)
Overall experience is very good Review by Course Participant/Trainee
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3. How do you find the training environment
Inform the students, prior to course date, which version of 3DS max to install to avoid some minor problems like I cannot open the sample file because it's created using version 2017 and I am using 2016. But this is just a small thing. Overall experience is very good. (Posted on 6/9/2017)

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