Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. MMK120 overlap following cours/es: IDEA10 och IDEA10. Compulsory for: ID2. Course coordinator: Prof. Robert Bjärnemo,, Maskinkonstruktion. Prerequisites: TNS100 Computer Tools and Techniques. Assessment: To receive a passing grade, the student must attend class, participate and complete the assignments. Home page:

To learn how to apply and practise the use of basic computer programs for 3D design.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

The course begins with a general introduction to the use and application of 3D programs in the industrial design profession. Use and navigation in the Alias Auto Studio module user interface is then explained and practised (menus, icons, keyboard shortcuts, functions, etc.) before the introduction of the NURBS modelling concept with curves. Students are given the opportunity to practise working with different types of curves and surfaces based on the remodelling of simple products in 3D.

Questions are devoted to surface precision and model quality as well as model strategy (“How do you start?”).

Basic renderings procedures are learned based on the final model including areas such as choice of resolution, scene design, camera settings, light settings, colours, materials and the addition of graphics and textures.

Relevant web sites, net based user forums and manuals that are determined in consultation with the instructor.