Course Title: Create 3D digital models

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: COSC5978C

Course Title: Create 3D digital models

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Job,  ph. 9925 4036,   chris.job@rmit.edu.au

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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create 3D digital models.

This unit is a prerequisite for:
• CUFANM401A Prepare 3D digital models for production.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFANM303A Create 3D digital models

Element:

Clarify work requirements

Performance Criteria:

1. With reference to production documentation, clarify requirements and purpose for 3D digital models
2. In consultation with relevant personnel, clarify work flow sequences to ensure that production schedule deadlines are met
3. Select software that best suits the type of production and delivery platform for which 3D digital models are being created
4. Gather and analyse reference materials to help with visualisation of 3D models
 

Element:

Create 3D digital models

Performance Criteria:

5. Use software features to block out models to determine correct proportions in relation to reference materials
6. Manipulate software features to apply basic lighting and shaders as required
7. Ensure that models' topology allows appropriate deformation, as required
8. Progressively refine and check integrity of models until they meet design requirements
9. Submit models to relevant personnel for comment on whether production requirements have been met and make final adjustments as required
10. Render and output models in required format and submit to relevant personnel by agreed deadlines
11. Make back-up copies of files and complete workplace documentation according to enterprise procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


3D modellers working on relatively simple projects apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. From reference material and established designs, they create 3D models using whatever software is applicable to the production.


Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include:

  • This course is delivered face-to-face
  • Online video tutorials
  • Class time will be predominantly for working on assessment projects.  These rooms are fitted
    out with suitable computers and software
  • Most project work will be based on projects undertaken in other courses
  • The first project will be the creation of a 3D model required in the "Soft furnishing solutions" project
    (this is to be created in Revit Architecture 2014)
  • The second project will be the creation the the entertainment unit as oulined in "soft furnishings"
    This will included the creation of a "how to manual"
  • Some assistance will also be given in class on request for the "Studio Practice 1" project
  • Group discussion during class time encouraged
  • Self directed learning
  • Quizzes may be included in class and/or out of class

This subject will commence in week 2 using "Revit Architecture 2013".

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach.  Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-
directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either a individuals or with other students.  This may
include workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

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1Orientation week - no formal Revit class  
2

Setup:
Forwarding emails, mobile number update, gmail, "H" drive, copy software to USB for home installation, blackboard overview, google calendar overview, new printing setup

Software Hardware:
Software required vs hardware (at home)

Assessable projects:
Overview of the 2 assessable projects for this course discussed

Class work this week:
We will be inserting a floor plan into our new Revit drawing, tracing walls, inserting windows and door, setting up internal elevations and a perspective, then getting the drawing ready for printing
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4 & 2.7End week 7 Revit class
3

Tutorial:
Annotation, detail lines, hiding lines, dimensioning

Class work:
Application of these commands to the current project
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7. 
4Tutorial:
Use of drawing, editing, setup and printing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
These commands to be used in continuing with Project 1
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7. 
5

Tutorial:
Use of drawing, editing, setup and printing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
These commands to be used in continuing with Project 1
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7. 
6Tutorial:
Use of drawing, editing, setup and printing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
These commands to be used in continuing with Project 1
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7. 
7Tutorial:
Use of drawing, editing, setup and printing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
Continue with project and submit by the end of class
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7.Project 1 Submission required in class this week
8Project 2:
Project 2 to be introduced - "How to" manual

Tutorial:
In-place families vs external families discussed
Methods of creation demonstrated

Class work:
Commencement of this project
Hand drawn sketches of furniture piece to be commenced in class and finished ready for hand in
next week
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7 
9Tutorial:
Use of drawing, editing, setup and printing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
Continue with the "how to family" and manual
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7Sketch of furniture due at start of class
14th AprilMID  SEMESTER  BREAK (2 weeks)  
10

NO Revit Class this week - Self directed learning
Continue at home with your project

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7. 
11

Tutorial:
A number of family drawing and editing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project

Class work:
Continue with project 2, both the model and manual
 

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 & 2.7 
12

Tutorial:
A number of family drawing and editing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project. Materials will also be discussed during this session for rendering

Class work:
Continue with project 2, both the model and manual
 

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7 
13Tutorial:
A number of family drawing and editing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project. Lighting will also be discussed during this session for rendering

Class work:
Continue with project 2, both the model and manual
 

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7 
14

Tutorial:
A number of family drawing and editing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project. Rendering will also be discussed during this session in greater detail

Class work:
Continue with project 2, both the model and manual

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7. 
15Tutorial:
A number of family drawing and editing commands explained in greater detail as required for this project.

Class work:
Continue with project 2, both the model and manual
Work should now be finalized ready for hand-in next week
Good time to also do a check plot
Filled in proforma she

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7. 
16

Tutorial:
This will be a help session on tidying up your submission - no formal topics scheduled

Class work:
Complete work and hand in as per brief

1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7.Project 2 submission due at end of Revit class this week
17No Revit class - Assessment & Moderation Week  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

*   PDF notes will be made available in Blackboard in this course
*   M4V’s will also be made available in blackboard files will be supplied in this course
*   For additional tutorials, students will have free access to the online Lynda tutorials.
    This site can only be accessed through the following site:
     http://iplogin.lynda.com/home/ViewCourses.aspx


References


Other Resources

Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you have access to to either "Revit Architecture 2013" or "Revit Architecture 2014"
on a PC at home.  Note, files worked on in Revit 2014 are not backward compatible (with Revit 2013).
Revit can be downloaded from RMIT and burnt to DVD - or copied to a 4Gb USB thumb drive.

Note, there is currently no Mac version of Revit.

Also not mandatory, but highly recommended is a memory stick for backing up of class work (4Mb size min)


Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• creation of 3D digital models that:
   •  demonstrate efficient use of geometry and attention to detail
   •  meet design requirements
• collaborative approach to work
• ability to meet deadlines.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard

During week 2 to 9 inclusive, you will be required to:

  • Create a 3D model an apartment based on a project briefed to you in "Soft Furnishings"
  • The 3D model will be created by inserting the AutoCAD drawing in Revit and tracing it to form the walls.
  • Doors, wall, floor and ceiling will then be drawn
  • From this, internal elevations, sections and perspectives will be generated
  • These views will then be setup on drawing sheets, annotated appropriately and printed as required
  • The files will then be digitally saved and submitted  This will be due at the end of your week 7 class
  • This will be a summative assessment, however verbal feedback on progress will be given throughout the project

Note, in order to "emulate the workplace" as well as minimise your workload this year, this project will be the base for
both CAD and Soft Furnishings.

During Weeks 8 to 16 inclusive, you will be required to:

  • Select a piece of furniture to model and render in 3D (preferably the "entertainment unit"
  • Submit a hand drawing plan and 2 elevations of your furniture clearly labelled and dimensioned - this will be due at the start of your week 9 class
  • Create a fully parametric "family" (block) of this piece of furniture in Revit
  • Create a manual on how you created the model (so the creation can be followed by a novice)
  • A final plan, elevations, section and rendered perspective (with lights and materials) is also to be made and included in the manual
  • This will be due in your week 16 class
  • This will be a summative assessment, however verbal feedback on progress will be given throughout the project

Demonstration of the above without assistance will render you competent in this course
Your final submission will along with your progress throughout the course will govern
the "degree" of competency according to the list below:

CHD   -   Competent with High Distinction
CDI     -   Competent with Distinction
CC      -   Competent with Credit
CAG    -   Competent with Achieved - graded

NYC    -   Not Yet Competent
DNS    -   Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevatant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

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