Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
3 D - MODELLING IIIDE175

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: ID4, KID2. Course coordinator: Andreas Hopf, andreas.hopf@design.lth.se, Industridesign. Prerequisites: IDEA10 3D Modellering och rendering. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 5. The number of participants is limited to 18 Assessment: The grades awarded are either “pass” or “fail”, depending on attendance, participation and completion of home assignments. Further information: The course contains lectures and individual computer supervision. Home page: http://www.ide.lth.se.

Aim
To learn more about the applications and practise the use of essential 3D design software.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to model and render their own projects. They shall be more confident in the use of Alias AutoStudio so as to integrate it fully in their daily design workflow.

Contents
The course commences with a brief revision in the use and application of 3D software in the industrial design profession. The operation of the modular user interface of Alias AutoStudio is explained and practised in more depth (menus, icons, hotkeys, functions, etc.). Various types of complex curves and surfaces of higher degree are practised, based on the remodelling of a product in 3D. The concept of “continuity” will be introduced. Issues like surface accuracy and model quality are revised as well as modelling strategy (“where to start”) and data transfer. Renderings shall be produced based on the finished model and higher quality rendering shall be achieved including revision of topics such as choice of resolution, scene setup, camera setup, lighting setup, colours, materials and the mapping of graphics and textures.

Literature
Relevant websites, online user-forums and printed manuals.