Arnold renderer training
3ds Max – Rendering with Arnold training

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Key details

Key details

Arnold rendering course teaching 3ds Max users the essential skills for producing photo-realistic 3D rendered scenes and animations.

Bundled with 3ds Max versions 2017 and later, Arnold is a high-quality, brute-force ray tracing renderer built for the demands of feature-length animation and visual effects movies. It simulates light accurately, and allows the breaking of physical laws to achieve artistic styles.

3ds Max – Rendering with Arnold training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Arnold rendering courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

Arnold training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of rendered images you want to produce.

Accredited Arnold training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our Arnold training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainers

Arnold training is hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors, with vast professional experience of a range of different renderers.

How will I learn?

Arnold training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Arnold.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Arnold, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Arnold training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following Arnold training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Arnold trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should have a good working knowledge of 3ds Max, i.e. be familiar with the techniques taught in our 3ds Max Essentials course. No prior Arnold knowledge is required.

Arnold version

Training can be based on any recent version of Arnold to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Arnold training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


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Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request 3ds Max – Rendering with Arnold course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request 3ds Max – Rendering with Arnold course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Course content

Course content

Introducing Arnold

Arnold rendering concepts

Arnold renderer setup

Performance, compatibility and optimisation

Creating and managing materials for Arnold






Using Arnold scene source

“Felt extremely comfortable to ask questions or mention issues that may arise. Good division of time to learn the necessities and breakdown to make following instructions more easy. Overall very good course to participate in and extend my knowledge of rendering softwares.”

Zoe M

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Remote training.