6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit introduces students to 3D modelling within art & design studio practices. It builds sequentially upon the skills and knowledge of 3D design and imaging by providing a focus upon the practice and potential of 3D computer-generated modelling for product design. Students explore the creation, manipulation, composition and output of digital 3-dimensional elements with increasing confidence and proficiency across a range of options and controls available through polygon and NURBS-based software applications and the understanding of production issues associated with their output (ie. rendering, rapid-prototyping, multimedia etc.)
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- skillfully and insightfully create, edit, manipulate, compose and output digital 3-Dimensional elements (ie. photorealistic renderings, surface models)
- explore the range of options and controls available through polygon and NURBS-based software applications and production issues associated with output (ie. rendering, rapid-prototyping, multimedia, etc) with increasing confidence and proficiency
- produce 3D models with an increased design intention and creative application
- demonstrate increased technical understanding of demands required across the development, application, creation and production of 3D computer-generated models
- display an increasingly personalized expression and sophisticated creative 3D design approach which can be pursued at an advanced stage in subsequent 3D imaging studios
- observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.
12 hours per week, including 4 contact hours (1 hr lecture plus 3 hours tutorial) and 8 independent study hours.
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