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TITLE I.S. Graphics - Applied 3D Modelling in I.S.

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Computer Information Systems

DESCRIPTION The study-unit addresses 3D Computer Graphics Modelling & Animation which utilizes a three dimensional representation of geometric data stored within a computer.

The topics include the usage of pre-prepared models for the creation of scenes and short movies, 3D figure design and textures. The creation of virtual 3D landscapes is now also feasible. These environments can feature human images, animals and other characters.

A 3D image is rendered for displaying onto a 2D screen. This rendering may be for later display or even real-time viewing.

The unit covers pre-production and post-Production where enhancements can be made using 2D software.

Study-unit Aims:

The unit will give the students the opportunity to learn how to create realistic environments and how to create 3D models using different packages. The unit will also give the students the ability to touch up renders in post-production using other packages and knowledge of how different software inter-operate to create an end-result.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Understand the concepts and issues involved in 3D design;
- Gain knowledge on the functions of 3D modelling software;
- Understand the process of rendering 3D scenes and post production tasks.

The project submission will contain reflective and self-assessment components.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Use 3d modelling software to express/rationalise their design ideas in practice;
- Build their own 3D Models, whilst utilising various packages;
- Create textures, 3D renders and do post-production;
- Create animated 3D renders;
- Present their work on a pc or on video sites like Youtube.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Les Pardew, Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio to Create Beautiful Art , Publisher Course Technology, PTR, ISBN-13: 978-1598638165.
- Lecture notes and website.
- A number of academic and most cited papers are to be followed by students.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture, Practical and Project

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 20%
Examination (3 Hours) Yes 80%


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