3D Modeling

Learn the 3D modeling techniques used in movies, visual effects, video games, cartoons, commercials, and animation! Using 3DS Max, you will work in this highly skill-based art form to manipulate and sculpt pure imagination into substantial forms. By the end of the course, you will have developed a portfolio of original projects that you can use when applying for an internship, higher education, or a job. Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared to take the Autodesk 3DS Max Certified User Exam.

Outcomes & Objectives


  • Create a portfolio of objects designed in 3D using 3ds Max programming


  • Identify and navigate the different areas of the interface
  • Identify and navigate the viewports
  • Use the navigation tools to efficiently design primitive objects
  • Make effective use of 3D space
  • Effectively transform objects in 3D space

Student Work

Here are some examples of past student work completed in this course:

 3D Modeling in Action

Hear more about 3D Modeling from the student, teacher, and Zulama trainer perspective.

Inside 3D Modeling

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Career Opportunities

Students who complete this course will be more well prepared for careers such as:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Animator, Multimedia Artist
  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Cartographer
  • Game Publisher, Designer, Developer
  • Geospacial Information Scientist and Technologist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Media-Related Career
  • Network Systems and Data Communication
  • Producer/Director
  • Software Engineer
  • Urban Planner
  • Video Game Tester
  • Web Developer