Course syllabus

Ytmodellering, rendering och 3D
Surface Modelling, Rendering and 3D

MMKF25, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Elective for: M4-pu
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim for this course is to give the basic insights into the use of advanced computer aided tools for 3D product modelling. From a product idea a computerized model is made (product modelling) of a physical object by surface modeling, 3D scanning and printing. Product simulation gives an insight to the use of real time simulation (Virtual Reality, VR). The created product models give possibilities to simulate the relations between man, product and environment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must



The course includes parts of 3D product modelling by surface modelling, scanning, product simulation, modelling and Rapid Prototyping in 3D.

The computerized surface modelling (Rhino och Maxwell studio) deals with the following areas:

Other areas are:


The computerized product simulation deals with the following areas:


The 3D scanning part includes some basic 3D scanning methods; scanning objects and exporting the data to a computer program.

Rapid Prototyping part includes creating a 3D print from a computerized product model to a physical object.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination will be made individually based on passed tutorials and tasks. The 3D scanning and printing is accomplished by a compulsory practice.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: MMK010/MMKA15 Manual and Computer Aided drafting in Mechanical Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MMKF20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Per Kristav,
Director of studies: Elin Olander,
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