Module Title:   3D Foundation

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-4061D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Year

Module Occurrence:   E

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Computing, Informatics and Media (Creative Technology)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Jason Theaker

Additional Tutor(s):   Mark Spevick

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop students` ability to create photo realistic 3D assets to a professional standard using industry standard software and techniques.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Students taught through direct instruction and supervision of tutors. Tutors also support practical work and self directed study. Additional support is provided via a VLE.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   40.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   80.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   80.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(i) critically evaluate and select tools and techniques to create 3D assets in a production environment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(i) use complex production software tools and techniques to create professional standard 3D assets.
(ii) create a 3D objects for use with a professional production setting.
(iii) texture, light and render 3D objects for use with a professional production setting.
(iv) composite a realistic 3D object into a still image.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

(i) communicate effectively.
(ii) manage time to complete given tasks to a specified deadline.

  Coursework   60%
 
  Composition of a 3D Model
  Laboratory Report   40%
 
  Logbook (2000)

Outline Syllabus:
The user interface (GUI)
NURBS modelling
Polygonal modelling
UV mapping
Texturing/surface techniques
Materials
Lighting
Rendering


Reading list

Autodesk User Guide [http://download.autodesk.com/global/docs/maya2014/en_us/index.html]

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2013 (Autodesk Official Training Guides), Dariush Derakhshani, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-1118130568

Version No:  2