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Undergraduate Course: 3D Computer-Aided Design Visualisation (DESI10116)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will take students through the basic principles of a computer 3D drawing package, which will include three-dimensional computer modelling, rendering and animation. It will investigate the role of 3D computer drawing and rendering as a solution for persuasive medium of design visualization and communication. Students will use skills learnt to produce realistic 3D representations of projects.
Course description This course involves students attending weekly lectures and workshops where they will be taken through the various stages and commands of a 3D drawing package, through a series of small project-based exercises relevant to their own practice. Weekly tasks will engage students in practicing taught elements to improve their skills.

Students will be assisted in determining a project, relevant to their discipline, that they can develop over the course using the skills taught. At the end of course, students will be able to draw and render their own project using relevant 3D drawing programmes to support their own design ideas.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Sketch book and printouts/general project printing (approx. 30).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principal features of 3D computer design
  2. Apply taught professional skills and critical understanding to the successful development of a 3D-rendered project
  3. Show a knowledge and understanding of applying 3D computer design in a fully resolved design project
Reading List
Obermeier, Barbara & Padova, Ted. Photoshop Elements for Dummies. John Wiley, 2016

Kelby, Scott. How do I do that in Photoshop: The quickest way to do the things you want to do right now. Rocky Nook, 2016

Cardoso, Jamie.3D Photorealistic rendering: Interiors and Exteriors with C-Ray and 3ds Max. Laurence King, 2014
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Design and specification of lighting scheme related to a design project.
KeywordsCAD,sketch-up,computer skills,visualization,modeling,lighting,rendering,animation
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rachel Simmonds
Tel: 0131 221 6130
Email: Rachel.Simmonds@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
Email: jane.thomson@ed.ac.uk
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