Introduction to 3D Modelling and Rendering - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Modelling Exercise (30%) , Assignment 2 - Texturing Exercise (30%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

In this unit, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering in a digital environment. You will work on a set project which will facilitate the education of both the theoretical and technical fundamentals of 3D design.

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

  1. observe and identify visual nuances of 3D object properties and forms
  2. demonstrate an understanding of modelling, texturing and rendering theory
  3. apply technical and theoretical understanding of 3D fundamentals in set projects.
  • Assignment 1 — Modelling Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Texturing Exercise (30%)
  • Presentation — Project Presentation (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to 3D
23D Modelling Basics
33D Modelling Details
4Alternative Modelling Methods
5Texturing in 3D
6UV Unwrapping
7Texturing in Photoshop
8Lighting in 3D
9Advanced Lighting Techniques
10Render Engines
11Rendering and Presentation Techniques
12Render Assembling - Creating a Video File

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Study Guide
  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective 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 Co-Op textbook list.

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