Throughout this tutorial we will look at the modeling techniques for creating various architectural facades. By the end of the course, you will gain the knowledge to handle any style of architecture from contemporary to organic. We will also look at how to use CAD plans in 3ds Max, and we will cover exciting topics such as animating movable objects on the facade and even creating planting using real-time growth plugins. To finish off, we will learn how to quickly set up optimized lighting, and camera and render settings so that you can achieve quick renders and impressive results. Software required: 3ds Max 2012, V-Ray 2.0, Photoshop CS3, gw::Ivy plugin by Guruware.