Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED ID
Date of Decision: 2017-03-21
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.
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.
Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: The assessment is based on attendance, participation and completion of home assignments.
The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.
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.
The course overlaps following course/s: IDE175