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Generating Conceptual Architecture Using Digital Design Techniques in 3ds Max

by Micha Koren

Throughout these lessons we'll look at how to generate architectural forms in 3ds Max from various inputs such as graphical data, images, video, audio, and simulated forces. Software required: 3ds Max 2012, Vray 2.0, AutoCAD 2014, Photoshop CS3.

What you'll learn

Throughout these lessons we'll look at how to generate architectural forms in 3ds Max from various inputs such as graphical data, images, video, audio, and simulated forces. We'll then be applying the results to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, giving it a radical avant-garde facelift. By the end of this training you'll have gained knowledge and confidence to use this digital design process in your own projects. On a technical level, you'll also be comfortable using splines, surfaces, physical displacement, animations, wire parameters, animation constraints, controllers and wind simulations. Software required: 3ds Max 2012, Vray 2.0, AutoCAD 2014, Photoshop CS3.

About the author

Micha Koren is a designer and 3D Artist. His family roots are in the Czech Republic even though he has lived most of his life in South Africa. He regularly travels between Europe and Singapore while managing international 3D visualization projects done with teams of artists in Asia. He completed his postgraduate degree in Architecture and has since been collaborating with architects in South Africa, France, Spain, and Singapore. Today his focus is on finding new ways of visualizing architecture ... more

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