Course syllabus

3 D - Modellering II
3 D - Modelling II

IDE175, 4,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Elective for: KID2, MID1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

After the course, the students will be able to model and render their own projects. They shall be more confident in the use of 3D Design and rendering software so as to integrate it fully in their daily design workflow.


The course commences with a brief revision in the use and application of 3D software. The operation of the modular user interface of 3D Design and rendering software is explained and practised in  depth (menus, icons, hotkeys, functions, etc.). Various types of complex curves and surfaces are practised, based on the remodelling of a existing product in 3D. Issues like surface accuracy and model quality are revised as well as modelling strategy (“where to start”) and data transfer. High quality renderings of the finished model will be achieved by choosing the right resolution, scene set up, camera setup, lighting setup, colours, materials and application of graphics and textures.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The assessment is based on attendance, participation and completion of home assignments.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 18
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 5.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Hopf,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course contains lectures and individual computer supervision.