Escape Studios is offering a new Autodesk 3ds Max course. Taught and
created by award-winning architectural and design visualization
artist Mike Merron, “Visualization with 3ds Max” is delivered through
Escape’s proprietary online learning system and contains more than 10
hours of HD video tutorial content.

Developed for burgeoning artists and architects, including AutoCAD,
Revit and Microstation users, “Visualization with 3ds Max” provides
an introduction to 3ds Max and will help students develop the
necessary skills to move into the realm of design visualization, says
Mike Merron. For more information on Escape’s “Visualization with 3ds
Max” course, please visit

The “Visualization for 3ds Max” course covers all the basics of 3ds
Max, from modeling and texturing to building shaders and textures for
wood, concrete and glass, with the help of Adobe Photoshop.
Additionally, high-powered renderer mental ray will be introduced to
light a provided interior, simulating both day and night.

Different ways to quickly model building exteriors will also be
demonstrated, creating various assets such as a designer chair and
hand spray tap. By the end of this online class, students will have
the ability to use 3ds Max, Photoshop and mental ray to render a
complete visualization of an office with all assets modeled to a
professional level, says Merron.

“Visualization with 3ds Max” contains more than 10 hours of HD video
content and is available for US$399. No prior knowledge of 3ds Max is
necessary; however, a basic knowledge of 3D and some familiarity with
Photoshop is recommended.