Course Title: Prepare 3D digital models for production
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: COSC5386C
Course Title: Prepare 3D digital models for production
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Arthur Michalopoulos
Phone: 9925 4111
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This course covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare 3D models for production using current 3D software that shows an integration of appropriate elements within an aesthetically unified design.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUFANM401A Prepare 3D digital models for production
1 Clarify work requirements
1 With reference to production documentation, determine requirements and purpose for 3D
2 Prepare 3D models.
5 Build and modify shaders to achieve required outcome.
3 Finalise 3D digital models
13 Test models to identify faults, and adjust as required.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to develop a concept from an idea into a 3D environment.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of
|Week||Class Content||Assignment due dates||Elements|
|Introduction to course
Modelling & UV mapping review
|2||Finalize Character model and textures||1,2,3|
|3||Joints, Hierarchies & Kinematics||Formative Assessment task 1|
Finalize character model
|4||Overall Joint Orientation for character rig||1,2,3|
|5||Lower body Set-up for character rig||1,2,3|
|6||Upper body Set-up for character rig||1,2,3|
|7||Final Rig Controls for character rig||1,2,3|
|8||Introduction to scripting|| Formative Assessment task 2|
Rig Set up
|9a||Blend-shapes for character model||1,2,3|
|9b||Binding & deformation for character model||1,2,3|
|10||Binding & deformation for character model||1,2,3|
|11||Setting up for animation for character model & scene||1,2,3|
|12||Setting up for animation for character model & scene Render and output for final scene|| Formative Assessment task 3|
Binding and deformation
|13||project work/review for animation project||1,2,3|
|14||project work/review for animation project||1,2,3|
|15||project work/review for animation project||1,2,3|
|16||project work/review for animation project|| Summative Assessment task 1|
Animation set up & final output
Blackboard as required, Internet
Overview of Assessment
Animation project: The project for semester 2 centres on the setting up of a character model to be animated. This character will be the final realization of the model from semester 1: Create 3D Digital Models.
Assessment tasks in this course are either:
Ungraded (formative) or graded (Summative)
NB: Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for a final (graded) assessment task
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive verbal feedback on all assessment from either your teacher or peer (student) feedback
NB: Both Formative and Summative assessments are COMPULSORY
Formative Assessment tasks (Details in specific assignment briefs; These are to be found on the course folder for Prepare 3D Digital Models For Production on Blackboard)
Formative Assessment task 1: Finalize character model
Due: Week 3
Formative Assessment task 2: Rig Set up
Due: Week 8
Formative Assessment task 3: Binding and deformation
Due: Week 12
Summative Assessment task (graded) (Details in specific assignment brief)
Summative Assessment task 1: Animation set up & final output
Due: Week 16
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC Not Yet Competent
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Special consideration policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;ompetency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessments.
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