3D Modeling Methodologies

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    3D Modeling Methodologies

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Technologies, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals –orCS1070
    Introduction to Information Systems 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    3D object manipulation. Modelling methodologies. Lighting and rendering effects. Camera manipulation. Textures creation and use. Dynamic animation. Characters creation and manipulation.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course is intended for students of the Digital Media Technologies of the IT major. It aims to provide in-depth experience of 3D modelling practices and applications. Object manipulation, lighting and rendering techniques, and specialized components, such as characters, are addressed at various levels.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of object manipulation
    2. Analyse modelling techniques.
    3. Construct 3D models with animation capabilities and use them to compose 3D scenes.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Classroom lectures, class discussions.
    • Laboratory sessions, involving training and practice in the creation of 3D scenes.
    • Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.