Course Title: Create 3D digital models

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: VART6468C

Course Title: Create 3D digital models

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5382 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

Course Contact Email: robin.blood@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 75

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create 3D digital models that meet technical and design specifications.

It applies to individuals who clarify production requirements and produce 3D models under supervision, but may have responsibility for planning their own work. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models

Element:

1. Clarify work requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify requirements and purpose for 3D digital models with reference to production documents

1.2 Clarify workflow sequences in consultation with relevant personnel to ensure production schedule deadlines are met

1.3 Clarify with relevant personnel the modelling technique that suits production requirements

1.4 Discuss and select digital modelling software with relevant personnel that suits production delivery platform and modelling techniques

1.5 Gather and analyse reference materials to help visualise 3D models 

Element:

2. Develop 3D digital models

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use software features and apply modelling principles to block out models based on reference materials

2.2 Adopt safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for extended periods of time

2.3 Use software features and geometry to shape models and apply various effects as required

2.4 Check that models’ topology allows appropriate deformation as required

2.5 Refine and check integrity of models progressively until they meet design requirements

2.6 Confirm with relevant personnel that models have not infringed copyright

2.7 Test models to identify faults, and modify as required

2.8 Demonstrate models to relevant personnel for feedback, and make adjustments as required

Element:

3 Finalise 3D digital models

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review 3D models to ensure creative solutions meet design specifications

3.2 Discuss and confirm with relevant personnel additional requirements or modifications to 3D models and undertake necessary amendments

3.3 Render and output models in appropriate format and submit to relevant personnel by agreed deadlines

3.4 Make back-up copies of files, and save and store 3D models using standard naming conventions 


Learning Outcomes


In completing this unit, students would be able to generate 3D models that can be apply in creating prototyping to computer generated model for marketing and presentation purposes.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create 3D digital models that meet technical and design specifications.


Teaching Schedule

 

Teaching Schedule
Week No.ClassDescriptionElement(s)
1IntroIntroduction to Surfacing and what will be covered1,2
2Use of basic toolsBasic surfacing process and tools1,2,3
3Surfacing theorySurfacing theory - In class step by step example1,2
4Additional toolsLooking at additional surfacing tools2,3
5Working from imagesModelling surfaces from images and additional tutorials1,2
6Reverse engineeringDeconstructing surfaces1,2
7Surfacing theoryDrill assessment preview looking at the theory required1,2,3
8Surfacing theory and application Applying surfacing theory required to replicate existing objects1,2,3
Mid Semester break
9Assessment 1 handed out"Drill assessment" handed out1,2,3
10Working on assessment 1Working on "Drill assessment" and additional theory/tutorials1,2,3
11Assessment 2 handed out"Own surfacing assessment" handed out1,2,3
12Working on assessment 1Inclass feedback for "Drill assessment"- appling changes1,2,3
13Assessment 1 SubmissionAssessment 1 Gate - inclass feedback1,2
14Assessment 2 SubmissionAssessment 2 Gate - inclass feedback1,2,3
15Assessment 1 Re-submission"Drill assessment" submission1,2,3
16Assessment 2 Re-submission"Own surfacing assessment" submission - Re-submissions, in class feedback and consultation 


Lesson plan may be subject to changes throughout the semester 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

EXAMPLES
- Practical tasks, a major project
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of a design journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence
 

 The RMIT student charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf

 


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Replicate existing product via surfacing (Drill)

Task 2: Complex surfacing model


Assessment Matrix

Task 1

Surfacing rubric non scoring Surfacing rubric non scoring

CriteriaRatings

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeSurfacing theory Understanding of Surfacing theory and ability to apply it to your modelling process.  
  EXEMPLARY Very strong understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered also considering optimal approaches and applying all of this successfully.   ACCOMPLISHED Strong understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered also considering optimal approaches.   DEVELOPING Good understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered   BEGINNING Show an understanding of the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types.   NOT SATISFACTORY Little or no evidence of attention being given to the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types.
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeModel accuracy Accuracy of the surfaces of the model when compared to the original.  
  EXEMPLARY Model with a high level of accuracy to the form of the original throughout.   ACCOMPLISHED Model with a form that is quite accurate to the reference object in most areas.   DEVELOPING Model with a high level of accuracy to the form of the original in most areas.   BEGINNING Model with a form that is close to the reference object in most areas.   NOT SATISFACTORY Models not accurate to the reference object
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeSurface quality Surface quality and continuity and control or transitions  
  EXEMPLARY Very clean surfaces and a high level of continuity throughout all the desired areas   ACCOMPLISHED Clean surfaces with good continuity where required.   DEVELOPING Fairly clean surfaces with generally good continuity where required.   BEGINNING Reasonable surface quality and attention paid to surface continuity.   NOT SATISFACTORY Surface quality poor or no consideration of surface continuity.
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeModel Detail Model complexity and the resolution of details.  
  EXEMPLARY Produce to a high level of accuracy detail and with details well resolved and thought out.   ACCOMPLISHED Moderately complex models with details well resolved and thought out.   DEVELOPING Relatively simple models with details well resolved and thought out.   BEGINNING Relatively simple model produced including details   NOT SATISFACTORY Models too simple or has to many inaccuracies/simplifications to be a useful model.

 

 

Task 2

Surfacing rubric non scoring Surfacing rubric non scoring

CriteriaRatings

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeSurfacing theory Understanding of Surfacing theory and ability to apply it to your modelling process.  
  EXEMPLARY Very strong understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered also considering optimal approaches and applying all of this successfully.   ACCOMPLISHED Strong understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered also considering optimal approaches.   DEVELOPING Good understanding of surfacing principles shown - with the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types being considered   BEGINNING Show an understanding of the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types.   NOT SATISFACTORY Little or no evidence of attention being given to the correct construction of surfaces and the choice of surface sizes and types.
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeModel accuracy Accuracy of the surfaces of the model when compared to the original.  
  EXEMPLARY Model with a high level of accuracy to the form of the original throughout.   ACCOMPLISHED Model with a form that is quite accurate to the reference object in most areas.   DEVELOPING Model with a high level of accuracy to the form of the original in most areas.   BEGINNING Model with a form that is close to the reference object in most areas.   NOT SATISFACTORY Models not accurate to the reference object
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeSurface quality Surface quality and continuity and control or transitions  
  EXEMPLARY Very clean surfaces and a high level of continuity throughout all the desired areas   ACCOMPLISHED Clean surfaces with good continuity where required.   DEVELOPING Fairly clean surfaces with generally good continuity where required.   BEGINNING Reasonable surface quality and attention paid to surface continuity.   NOT SATISFACTORY Surface quality poor or no consideration of surface continuity.
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeModel Detail Model complexity and the resolution of details.  
  EXEMPLARY Produce to a high level of accuracy detail and with details well resolved and thought out.   ACCOMPLISHED Moderately complex models with details well resolved and thought out.   DEVELOPING Relatively simple models with details well resolved and thought out.   BEGINNING Relatively simple model produced including details   NOT SATISFACTORY Models too simple or has to many inaccuracies/simplifications to be a useful model.

Other Information

Teaching schedule may vary according to students and task requirements

Information is correct at time of publishing.

 

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