Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Industrial Design. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MID1. Course coordinator: Andreas Hopf,, Industrial Design. Assessment: 80% participation, homework completion according to the guidelines set by the teacher. Further information: The course includes group discussions and reviews. Individual work is done under supervision. Home page:

- Improve basic 3D modelling and rendering skills.

- Introduce advanced 3D modelling and rendering techniques.

- Provide an outlook to non-standard and open-source software.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Demonstrate the ability to identify the potential of non-standard and open-source software.

- Demonstrate the awareness of existing and emergent 3D workflows in terms of simulation (software), analysis (feasibility) and realisation (production).

- Demonstrate the competence to evaluate the applicability and interoperability in mixed software environments.

- Advanced modelling: Autodesk Alias Automotive and, if necessary Robert McNeel & Associates Rhino/Grasshopper, ParaCloud GEM, Texas A&M University Visualization Laboratory TopMod3D, etc.

- Advanced rendering: Bunkspeed shot and/or Next Limit Technologies Maxwell Render.

- Outputting for digital fabrication technologies such as metal and plastics rapid prototyping, CNC-laser-cutting, -bending and milling.

and, if necessary

- Manufacturers’ online documentations, discussion forums and newsgroups.