In my post the other day called Finding Civil at Autodesk University 2010, I mentioned you can find a lot of Civil Visualization classes on the Design Visualization track at Autodesk University. Today, I want to highlight some of these goodies- this is your chance to learn something very few people have yet mastered! (And impress girls/guys at parties with your fly arounds and drive throughs.)
Learn more about the Civil Visualization Extension for Civil 3D and 3DS Max Design here: www.autodesk.com/civilvis
The first class you’ll want to sign up for is DV228-3 Delving Deeper: Mastering the Autodesk® Civil Visualization Extension with Bruce Harfield and Marion Landry. Bruce is the creator of Dynamite VSP (which became the Civil Visualization extension this past spring) and well known for his work at 3AM Solutions. Bruce taught at Autodesk University last year, and also authored the White Paper on the Autodesk Civil Visualization Solution (pdf - 2797Kb).
Marion is a visualization and 3DS Max Design expert here at Autodesk. I’ve worked with her on many projects, and she really knows her stuff. You might recall Marion from the What’s New in 3DS Max Design Dynamite VSP workflow video on youtube.
Marion passed me a Tips and Tricks video for rendering animated cameras with 3DS Max Design with Civil Visualization as a bit of a preview for some of the content in their class. This is the behind the scenes, under the hood, hard core class you’ve been craving. Hear it straight from the product experts.
The next class you won’t want to miss is from Remco Bastiaans, CV427-3 See How It's Done: Visual Road Design. I know Remco from his work with the Benelux Users Group. Check out some of Remco’s work on the Benelux Users Group visualization blog.
Remco and his friends are some of the most savvy Civil 3D users I have ever met. They produce some amazing, real, production projects with Civil 3D combined with 3DS Max Design. If you want to know what it takes to use the software in practice to impress your clients and stakeholders, Remco is your man.
See more of the work of Remco and the other Benelux Users on their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/C3DBenelux
A few other classes to round out your visualization education at Autodesk University:
3D Airspace Design in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011
What's New in Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011
Project Management Basics: How to Manage a Design Visualization Project