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In a constant effort to learn how to best develop CDAT (which means the best way for you to learn), this page will serve as a more specific resource to assist in AKS clarification.  Check the attachments below for assistance/clarification regarding your AKS.

How and what will we learn?
The focus of what will be on the Autodesk 3DS Certification list.  As of this edit, they did not update the 2014, but it should not be dramatically different from the 2013.

As for how, there are many options.  
  • Many of you have accomplished the site and it does cover all aspects of the certificate exam.  A good set of videos that teach the necessary skills
  • Autodesk has an excellent YouTube channel for 3DS Max.  Here is the link to the Getting Started series, and many of you can skip some of the very basics.  The Main Channel has so many other tutorials, fun for everyone!
  • Pacing:  we will be using the Certification guide for pacing.  Once we establish working software, etc., we will cover the Certification guide for lessons and assessments.  We will also correlate this to your AKS sheets.  Speaking of which, read below.

  1. Each PERSON should click on this link to get an AKS spreadsheet.
  2. While the spreadsheet is open, choose "File > Make a copy...", and name it "CDAT10 2013 AKS 3D Name" (and replace 'Name' with your name.
  3. Add as a person who "can edit" the sheet, using the blue "Share" button on the top right corner of your copy of the sheet.
  4. This will allow both of us to share your grades as they develop.  You will receive a Gradebook entry for each project or mini-project.  The grade will be the average from your spreadsheet, so you will know your grade without having to check the portal.
  5. While we can each edit the spreadsheet, keep in mind that it does track revision history, so students should never edit the grade column.
  6. An AKS grade can be replaced by an improved effort on later projects!
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