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Representation of Architectural Spaces with 3D Studio Max

A course by Phrame
Architects and 3D graphic designers specialized in architecture. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2016
, Architects and 3D graphic designers specialized in architecture

Learn to create photorealistic images of architectural spaces

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (446)
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Learn to create photorealistic images of architectural spaces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (446)
  • 10052 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 25 Lessons (4h 43m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

The Phrame Architecture studio works for important clients such as Acciona, Copcisa or the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and will teach you how to create high quality photorealistic images of an architectural space.

You will learn to use the 3D Studio Max program, its plugins, discover composition tricks, framing and how to integrate the project with Photoshop.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Modeling
  • U3
    U3. Composition and lighting
  • U4
    U4. Texturing
  • U5
    U5. Atmosphere
  • U6
    U6. Final adjustments of the scene
  • U7
    U7. Postproduction in Photoshop
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin by knowing the work of the Phrame team, their influences and what they are based on when searching for graphic references for their virtual spaces.

Below you will find some clues about 3D modeling when building the basic structure of a building (walls, pavement, ceilings, partitions). They will also guide you in the elaboration of carpentry work from scratch and create some details such as furniture to achieve a more realistic result.

Once the house is designed, you will create the environment closest to the house and a particular atmosphere.

At this point, it will be time to play with the composition and lighting of the final photo, the position of the camera and the basic VRAY presets to obtain fast images that allow light tests.

Later you will learn to texture the elements of the architecture and to define the environment by adding interior furniture (sofas, chairs, lamps, books, cups) to the scene.

Finally you will make the final retouching and postproduction in Photoshop to finish adjusting colors, contrasts, materials or adding people to the snapshot.

What is this course's project?

At the end of the course you will elaborate an image of the interior of a detached house located in a forest.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To architects, designers, photographers, animators and creatives in general with a basic level of 3D and interested in Architecture, Photography and Interior Design.

What you need

Basic knowledge of 3D Studio Max and Photoshop is required. In addition, during the course plugins like Forestpack, Relink or Quad Chamfer will be used and some are paid although they all have free versions.


10052 Students
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A course by Phrame

Architects and 3D graphic designers specialized in architecture

Phrame is a 3D visualization company that offers photorealistic images to architecture firms, interior design studios, and product designers, who has worked for such important clients as Acciona, the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill or Copcisa.

Their work always has a dreamlike character, a specific narrative, and a very advanced 3D programming technique in order that the images they create are beautiful aesthetically, tell a story, and transmit to the viewer the desire to be there and be part of of that space that does not exist yet.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Import of 2D drawings
    • Basic modeling
    • Curtain wall
    • Sliding joinery
    • Details
    • Environment
  • U3

    Composition and lighting

    • Concrete references
    • Positioning the camera
    • Basic VRay presets and general lighting
  • U4


    • Plugins
    • Texturing of architecture 01
    • Texturing of architecture 02
    • Texturing the environment I
    • Texturing the environment II
  • U5


    • Interior Lighting + Adjust lighting I
    • Interior Lighting + Adjust lighting II
    • Exterior Setting
    • Interior Setting
  • U6

    Final adjustments of the scene

    • Final presets and configuration of the elements
    • EXR import and general organization of Photoshop
  • U7

    Postproduction in Photoshop

    • General adjustments
    • Material adjustments
    • People integration and final adjustments
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Representation of architectural spaces with 3D Studio Max

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Representation of Architectural Spaces with 3D Studio Max. A 3D, Animation, Architecture, and Spaces course by Phrame Best Seller

Representation of Architectural Spaces with 3D Studio Max

A course by Phrame
Architects and 3D graphic designers specialized in architecture. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2016
  • 96% Positive reviews (446)
  • 10052 students