Subject details

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

  1. identify and analyse visual nuances of 3D objects properties and forms
  2. apply techniques of modelling, texturing and rendering
  3. synthesise and apply technical and theoretical skills of 3D fundamentals to a multi-phase project.
    • Introduction to 3D
    • 3D modelling basics
    • Theory: 3D modelling details
    • Alternative modelling methods
    • Texturing in 3D
    • UV unwrapping
    • Texturing in Photoshop
    • Lighting in 3D
    • Advanced lighting techniques
    • Render Engines
    • Rendering and Presentation Techniques
    • Render Assembling – Creating a Video File
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Chat Rooms
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Embedded Multimedia
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-DIG130

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Computer capable of running project-relevant animation software
  • OtherDetails -

    Relevant Animation Software (eg. Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, zBrush etc)

This subject was previously known as DIG130 Introduction to 3D Modelling and Rendering.

This subject introduces students to the foundations of 3D modelling, texturing and rendering in a digital environment. It enables students to work on a defined multi-phase project that encompasses the conceptual and technical elements that are fundamental to 3D design.

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  • Modeling exercise (30%)
  • Texturing exercise (30%)
  • Final project (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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