ICAGAM413A - Design and Create 3-D Digital Models


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Vocational Education, Training

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Fully Online

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13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:

$290.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$540.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and create 3-D models.


Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access


  • Portfolio (50%)
  • Project (50%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. clarify work requirements
  2. design 3-D digital models
  3. create 3-D digital models.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Clarify requirements and purpose for design and creation of 3-D digital models, with reference to production documentation
2Clarify requirements and purpose for design and creation of 3-D digital models, with reference to production documentation
3Select software that best suits the type of production and delivery platform for which 3-D digital models are being designed and created
4Gather and analyse reference materials to help with design and visualisation of 3-D models
5Design and sketch concept drafts of 3-D model
6Create concept art of 3-D model
7Create prototypes of 3-D model
8Use software features to block out models to determine correct proportions related to reference materials
9Manipulate software features to apply basic lighting and shaders as required
10Ensure that models' topology allows appropriate deformation, as required
11Progressively refine and check integrity of models until they meet design requirements
12Submit models to relevant personnel for comment on whether production requirements have been met and make final adjustments as required
13Render and output models in required format and submit to relevant personnel by agreed deadlines
14Make backup copies of files and complete workplace documentation according to enterprise procedures

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links
  • Simulations

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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