ALL OUR COURSES ARE HELD IN ITALIAN.

IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO HAVE GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUACE
(WRITTEN AND ORAL, AT LEAST B2 LEVEL)

MASTER IN 3D ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Course in 3D modeling, Architectural Visualization and Photorealistic Rendering for Architecture and Design.

The Master in 3D Architecture and Design is a complete course that forms Professionals of 3D Architectural Visualization.
The course in Digital Architecture is for architects and architecture students, surveyors and designers who want to specialize in the creation of photorealistic rendering. Our goal is to form professionals who are autonomous in the management of 3D photorealistic visualization of both interior and exterior designs.

The advent of the digital age has posed new global challenges in the world of Architecture, which require professionals able to match theoretical knowledge and technical and production techniques.

Our Master in 3D Architecture and Design aims at teaching all necessary skills to exploit the full potential of the most innovative digital tools for the design and visualization of Architecture.

Students learn to manage the entire production workflow in order to meet the deadlines and results agreed on with the client: from the analysis of the architectural project to the photography and composition, from 3D modeling for architecture and design in 3DS Max to the basic principles of optimal lighting and rendering in V-Ray. The final stages of the course show how to add vegetation to the scene using Forest Pack, followed by compositing and post-production with Photoshop. All of which provides key knowledge to the achievement of high levels of Photorealism in the finalized project.

The didactic programme alternates theoretical lessons with practice sessions, during which the students are closely followed by their teachers in order to optimize the workflow and the production time.

Furthermore, working closely together with their teacher in workshops, students acquire the technical skills required in the world of professional 3D Architectural Design.

Our Master in 3D Architecture and Design is also available in online mode.

You will be able to attend our lessons either in presence or from home, actively participating thanks to the tools offered by digital platforms.
Thanks to the constant supervision of the teachers and the revision of the assigned tasks, students will be able to complete the didactic programme in order to become professionals in 3D Architectural Visualization also via internet.

PRE-REQUIREMENTS

Basic IT knowledge,
AutoCAD 2D

START OF COURSE

Start date: 26 January 2022
Duration: 7 months + summer or winter holidays
(Limited enrolment course – places available)
ONLINE

CERTIFICATION ISSUED

Official Autodesk Certification
Official Vray Certification, Chaos Group
The Rainbow Academy Diploma
Certification of Attendance

TEACHING METHOD

Rainbow Academy is the only Italian reality that blends formation and work, being part of a proper International Production Industry.
It is a perfect mix of workplace reality: that of the Rainbow group together with the expertise of its teachers, all established professionals who guide their students towards the creation and completion of their own productions. The lessons are delivered following a method that simulates the experience of a real Production Studio, as in important American companies.
Our students experience all the production stages first-hand, and complete work that is later featured in their own Portfolio or professional Reel.

GOALS AND SKILLS

The course in 3D Architecture and Design gives our students all the necessary skills to become true Professionals, both technically and artistically prepared. To achieve this students are introduced to a wide range of software applications and useful techniques to help them become good entrepreneurs and professionals. This immediately enables them to manage complicated personal projects, and understand and choose the best production workflow for each client.

CAREER OPPORTUINITIES

This educational path provides students with the tools needed for the professional presentation of an architectural or interior design project, and for the appropriate communication of their ideas to clients. The digital representation of a design is one of the most delicate and decisive stages in this job.
The course in 3D Architecture and Design forms Render Artists, specialized in 3D architectural visualization.

DIDACTIC
PROGRAMME

PHOTOGRAPHY AND COMPOSITION

Starting from the basic principles of photography, our students learn how to manage exposure and the rules of composition that render scenes more harmonious. There is also an in-depth analysis of textures for Architecture and 360-degree panoramic imaging.

  • Basic principles
  • Angle of view, depth of field, aperture and hyper-focal distancing
  • Image lighting and exposure
  • Image composition and balance
  • Image quality and size
  • Photography of textures for architecture
  • Photography of 360-degree panoramic images
  • Photography and the concept of CG HDRI
  • HDRI and Back-plates
  • Photography of textures and handling of 360-degree panoramic images in HDRI for CG use

3DS MAX: MODELING FOR ARCHITECTURE AND THE DESIGN OF OBJECTS

This module focuses on teaching the use of 3D Studio Max and all its tools.

  • The interface of 3D Studio Max
  • The tools needed for modeling and scene management
  • Definition of a modeling project starting from CAD
  • Import/Export and formats of technical inter-operability
  • Main techniques of architectural modeling
  • Prop modeling: scene objects
  • Management of architectural context
  • Materials, Maps and object mapping management
  • Proper workflow for the meeting of deadlines

V-RAY: LIGHTING, MATERIALS AND RENDERING

In the Rendering with V-Ray module, great attention is dedicated to the management of both interior and exterior lighting. A specific in-depth analysis is reserved for the treatment of 360-degree stereoscopic images.

  • The interface of V-Ray and its interaction with 3Ds Max
  • Rendering as a work tool
  • Camera shot framing techniques
  • Direct and indirect lighting and exposure
  • Natural and artificial light sources
  • Interior, exterior and still life lighting methods
  • Creation of basic and advanced architectural shaders
  • Setting up render elements for Compositing and Post-production
  • Time and quality management
  • V-Ray and 360° degrees stereoscopic images

FOREST PACK: VEGETATION AND SCATTERING

The creation of vegetation that gives coherence to an environment is a key element in the making of realistic and harmonious designs, which help the client get a clear idea of what the project is going to look like.

    • The interface of Forest Pack
    • Interaction with 3D Studio Max
    • Internal and external library management
    • Adding and managing vegetation
    • The layering of natural elements, scale, density and distribution maps
    • Vegetation and architectural context
    • Improving material components to optimize timing

 

PHOTOSHOP: COMPOSITING AND POST-PRODUCTION

Post-production and final compositing are the processes that render the scene truly photorealistic, which is what clients always want from professionals at this stage of a project.

  • Interface of Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital image management: format and file size
  • Use of drawing tools and photo retouching
  • Layers and layer masks
  • Fusion techniques and transform handles
  • How to create Seamless CG textures
  • Creation of a 360° degrees panoramic image in HDRI
  • Post-production of an architectural rendering, with the addition of natural elements, textures, vegetation, people and animals
  • Compositing and post-production for the improvement of the architectural rendering

CERTIFICATION

AUTODESK CERTIFICATION

Rainbow Academy is a certified Autodesk formation structure, both an ATC – Authorized Training Center and an ACC – Autodesk Certification Center.

At the end of the course, students will receive the internationally recognized official Autodesk Certification.

CHAOS GROUP CERTIFICATION: V-RAY

Rainbow Academy is also an Authorized Training Center for the teaching of V-Ray, certified by Chaos Group. Students will receive the Official V-Ray Certification.

RECAP MASTER

DURATION: 6 months | + summer or winter holidays

HOURS: 290 hours of theory, practice and workshop

CALENDAR: 3 times a week
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
h: 15:30 – 19:30
Online

SOFTWARE: 3ds Max, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop, Forest Pack

COST: €  4.050 (includes legal fees)