ART for 3ds Max training
3ds Max – Rendering with ART training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

Autodesk Ray Tracer (ART) course for 3ds Max users, teaching skills for producing photo-realistic visualisations of your designs in real environments.

The ART renderer is bundled with 3ds Max versions 2017 and later. ART makes it easy to produce photo-realistic visualisations of your designs in real environments. It is ideal for architectural, interior, product and industrial design renderings and animations.

Armada offers a two-day ART course, 3ds Max – Rendering using ART, that teaches 3ds Max users the essential skills for getting the most out of this exciting renderer.

3ds Max – Rendering with ART 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) ART 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.

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

Accredited ART training

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

Expert trainers

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

How will I learn?

ART 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 ART.

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 ART, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited ART 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 ART training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their ART 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 ART knowledge is required.

ART version

Training can be based on any recent version of ART 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 ART 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 ART 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 ART 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

Rendering controls

ART renderer setup

Using the 3ds Max Scene Converter

Working with lights

Creating depth of field

Configuring motion blur

Biased vs. unbiased rendering

Optimising for speed and quality

Understanding physical materials


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.