Introduction to 3D Graphics and Animation
Become a magician of the moving image as you learn to create, manipulate and transform visual and audio. Understand bitmap and vector graphics, 2D and 3D geometry, manipulation of 3D graphics, processing computer graphics, shading and more.
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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On successful completion of the subject, students should be able to:
- be familiar with the various applications of 3D Computer Graphics Imagery (CGI) within the “Information Technology” industry
- demonstrate the use of the Cartesian coordinate system, create 2D and 3D primitive objects and sub-objects using vertex, edge, face, and polygon
- create and demonstrate 3D models using polygonal modelling
- demonstrate the use of 2D spline objects and the manipulation of spline vertices (corner, smooth, Bezier, Bezier-Corner) to create 2D and 3D models
- create and demonstrate the use of materials and texture maps
- create and demonstrate animation, animate objects, lights, cameras and materials
- present and demonstrate their work
- Bitmap and vector graphics
- Processing computer graphics
- 2D and 3D geometry
- Nature of 3D graphics
- Use of vectors and matrices in graphics
- Geometric manipulation of 3D graphics
- Shading, animation, audio, and video
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This subject introduces the fundamentals of computer graphics, animation, audio and video; essential for digital content development for computer and video games, and eXtended Reality [XR] (Virtual [VR], Augmented [AR], Mixed [MR]) applications. Tools and techniques used for creation of visual and audio information are introduced.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Major Assignment Part 1 (30%)
- Major Assignment Part 2 (30%)
- Laboratories (10%)
- Open book timed online exam (30%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 26 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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