Amplified Realities is a foundation course in Maxwell Render for Rhino, with some coverage of Adobe Photoshop. Maxwell Render is a professional software platform used by artists, designers, architects, and animators for the creation of images, films and animations from 3D models. Students in this class will learn how to specifically tailor 3D-models for rendering, set-up lighting, design environments, create/edit materials and textures, and further develop rendered images in Photoshop and Illustrator. The class will culminate in a series of final images developed through a professional workflow, moving seamlessly from Rhino to Maxwell to Photoshop to print. Some experience in Rhinoceros or another 3D-modeling software is encouraged but not required.