In this video-based one-day online course we will step into the world of Computer Generated Images (CGI). After we familiarized ourselves with the Software "3D Studio Max", we will model objects, assign textures, set up lights & cameras and of course render out the final image.


- stable internet connection

- a Windows Computer / Laptop with Mouse (a Touchpad is not sufficient). For Mac/Linux-Users: If you use a Windows-Emulator, it is possible to install 3ds max as well, but please try running the software before the workshop to check if everything works smoothly. Performance-issues can occur and we won’t have much time to fix software-issues during the course.

- Computer needs to have ~4GB RAM and 6GB free disc space

- Autodesk 3ds Max 2019 or 2020 Software preinstalled. Please download and install the software upfront, since it takes up to 30min or more.

Get a free academic License here (you need to register):

It is recommended to choose the English version, even if you could download it in your mother-tongue, so it is easier to follow the tutorials.

About the trainer
Christoph Hohmann (LMU)

Christoph is an experienced graphic designer who works for the LMU Faculty of Physics and the Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST). In the past years, he has contributed many wonderful 3D illustrations that became cover pictures in various scientific journals.