Course Title: Create 3D digital models
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: COSC5978C
Course Title: Create 3D digital models
School: 320T Design (TAFE)
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:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Chris Job, ph. 9925 4036, firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren O’Donoghue, ph. 9925 4819, email@example.com
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
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
Clarify work requirements
1.1 With reference to production documentation , clarify
Create 3D digital models
2.1 Use software features to block out models to
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:
- In class computer based exercises
- Creation of a 3D model based on and running consecutively with your 1st sem. "Soft furnishing solutions" project
(this will be executed using AutoCAD 2012)
- Creation of a 3D model based on and running consecutively with your 1st sem. "Studio Practice 1" project
(this will be executed using Revit Architecture 2012)
- Group discussion during class time encouraged
- Self directed learning
- On-line quizzes
This subject will commence in weeks 1 to 5 using AutoCAD 2012. For the remainder of the semester we will then use
"Revit Architecture 2012" so as to give an all rounded knowledge of drafting programs in preparation for current industry.
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.
For the weekly training schedule, refer to blackboard - "Weekly notes" (located in the folder entitled:
"Create 3D digital models - COSC 5978C
PDFs and MP4 files will be supplied in this course
Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you have access to to either "AutoCAD 2011" or "AutoCAD 2012"
on a PC at home. Access to "Revit Architecture 2012" is also recommended. Note, files worked on in Revit 2012 are
not backward compatible (with Revit 2011).
Both AutoCAD and Revit can be downloaded from RMIT and burnt to DVD - or copied to a 4Gb USB thumb drive.
Note there is now a windows 32 bit version of the software (for "Windows XP", "Window 7, 32 bit").
There is also a 64 bit version specifically for "Window 7- 64 bit"
There is also now a AutoCAD Mac version (no Revit Mac version available). However, if you intend on loading the Mac
version of AutoCAD at home, be aware the interface and operation may be a little confusing
At RMIT you will be using the PC version (not Mac).
Also not mandatory, but highly recommended is a memory stick for backing up of class work (2Mb size min).
Class exercise notes will be available in blackboard for you to download
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.
During week 1 to 5 inclusive, you will be required to:
- Create a 3D model of a building based on a project briefed to you in "Specify Soft Furnishing Solutions".
- Using an existing floor plan supplied to you, alter and set up scaled floor plan for printing
- Create a number of internal elevations of the building
- Create a number of "internal perspectives"
- Create a piece of joinery which is to be included in the elevation, plan and perspective
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. Hence in Week 7, the combined hand-in will be less.
During weeks 6 to 8 inclusive we will be starting learn using Revit Architecture 2012.
During Weeks 9 to 16 inclusive, you will be required to:
- Create a 3D model of a building based on a project briefed to you in "Studio Practice 1"
- Given a floor plan, set up the drawing for printing both a site plan and floor plan
- Create a item of joinery in 3D and create both plan and elevation views
- Create an internal elevation with minimal rendering and lights
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 based on the "assessment matrix" (see below)
Refer to the "Assessment Tasks" folder located in the folder entitled "Create 3D digital models".
The file is called "assessment matrix"
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