Provides Unparalleled HD Training for Architectural and Visualization Designers
LONDON - Jan. 12, 2009 - Enhance your architectural design and visualization skills with the new Autodesk® 3ds Max® course from Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the computer graphics industry. 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. For more information on Escape's "Visualization with 3ds Max" course, please visit
"This is an essential course for entry level students who want to learn more about the power of 3ds Max for architectural visualization and design," said Mike Merron, the course's creator and instructor. "Because this course is taught with Escape's online learning system, students are able to ask questions of Escape's tutors and engage with other like-minded students studying the course. By sharing and exchanging our collective expertise students are guaranteed a rewarding and unmatched learning experience."
The "Visualization for 3ds Max" course covers all the basics of 3ds Max, from modelling 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 modelled to a professional level.
Pricing and Availability
"Visualization with 3ds Max" contains more than 10 hours of HD video content and is available for GBP £249 (USD $399). No prior knowledge of 3ds Max is necessary; however, a basic knowledge of 3D and some familiarity with Photoshop is recommended. For more information on Escape's "Visualization with 3ds Max" course or to register, please visit
About Autodesk® 3ds Max®
Autodesk 3ds Max Design is the latest version of 3ds Max software that is specifically tailored to the needs of architects, designers, and visualization specialists. It allows them to explore, validate, and communicate their designs with impact, from early concept models to fully animated, cinema-quality presentations.
About Escape Studios
Founded in 2002, Escape Studios' strong industry alliances and world-class training make them the number one choice for achieving a successful career in the field of computer graphics. By providing both training and reseller support services on today's leading visual effects software and hardware, including Maya, Softimage, 3ds Max, modo, Renderman, Zbrush, Motionbuilder, endorphin, BOXX, HP and more, Escape is uniquely poised to solve technical or staffing requirements faced by today's leading production companies. Escape's strong recruitment arm with top studios enables its graduates, or 'escapees', to work on some of the industry's most high-profile projects such as The Golden Compass, 10,000BC, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix.
Escape Studios is headquartered in London, and recently opened a training and reseller facility in New York. For more information on Escape please visit