Transform your ideas into 3D-rendered scenes with our beginner 3D visualization course. With technical and creative training from industry experts, learn 3ds Max software essentials, including hotkeys, along with 3D modeling, lighting, shading, and rendering fundamentals.
CG Spectrum brings you a job-focused study pathway to ensure you are well-positioned to enter the diverse field of 3D visualization—including architecture visualization, product visualization, industrial visualization, film, and games.
Expect training with personalized feedback and mentorship from professionals with years of industry experience. After completing this beginner's course, continue along the study pathway with the more in-depth Foundations of 3D Visualization Course.
In this introductory course, you'll learn the fundamentals of industry software 3ds Max and V-Ray, building 3D modeling and 3D rendering skills. You'll get to model, texture, and light digital kitchen items, blocking them out in a 3D virtual scene using physical cameras, and adjusting focal lengths to achieve better results.
Note: This short course is also the first term of our more comprehensive course, Foundations of 3D Visualization, so you’ll be one-third of the way through if you choose to continue your studies.
The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.
Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.
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Any student enrolling in this course will need to have basic computer literacy (i.e. knows how to use a computer and operate everyday applications such as email, Zoom, and Slack).
This short course is the same as the first term of our more comprehensive course, Foundations of 3D Visualization, so you’ll be one-third of the way through if you choose to continue your studies.
You will also need a computer that meets the minimum specifications—see the next question for more information.
You will need 3ds Max and V-Ray to participate in this course. Instructions on how to obtain an educational license for these programs will be supplied upon enrollment for the course.
The software and skills you will be learning in this course do not require a background in architecture.
What we teach you can definitely be applied to architecture, if you desire, and can help you work towards a career in architectural visualization (archviz), if that is your goal.
If you choose the 1-on-1 private mentorship option, then yes, you can decide to skip and adjust the pacing with your mentor.
Yes! 3D modeling is a significant part of 3D visualization, and we welcome modelers to our course.
If you have previous 3D modeling experience, you may not need to take the Introduction to Visualization Course and could enroll straight in term 2 of the Foundations of 3D Visualization Course. However, the intro course may still be beneficial if you are unfamiliar with the software we teach (3ds Max and V-Ray).
Term 2 is currently not available to start in July; you will have to wait until later in the year (please reach out to our admissions team for more details).
This short course will get you started on your journey as a 3D visualization artist, but in a competitive industry, continuing your studies with terms 2 and 3 of the more comprehensive Foundations of 3D Visualization Course will better prepare you for a job and help increase your employment opportunities.
The Foundations course covers more complex techniques and includes personalized career services and 1-on-1 time with our Career Development Manager which can help when applying for junior positions in architectural visualization, production visualization, and other roles across a range of industries.
Discover more about the different roles in visualization, including software and salary expectations on our careers page: