MACA 2520 - 3D Modeling & Rendering
Credit Hours: 4.00
Prerequisites: MACA 2510
MACA 2520 expands on modeling and rendering concepts taught in MACA 2510. Students gain a deeper understanding of the hows, whys, and whens of creating 3D models for animating, texturing, and rendering.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to model high resolution polygon models.
- Create rough polygon models.
- Refine rough models into highly detailed models.
- Work efficiently with proxy models.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to configure UV’s for their polygon models.
- Use the projection mapping tools to layout basic UV’s.
- Use the UV texture editor to refine UV’s.
- Create multiple UV sets to control texture placement.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use polygon tools.
- Create primitive polygon objects.
- Add additional divisions to polygon objects.
- Clean-up topology of polygon models.
- Mirror polygon objects.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create basic shading networks.
- Create shading groups dependent upon the type of material desired.
- Add 2d and 3d texture nodes to materials.
- Use utility nodes to better control the 2d and 3d textures.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to customize the interface.
- Create custom shortcut keys.
- Create custom marking menus.
- Backup and restore interface items.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to add customized lighting.
- Create a multitude of lights.
- Adjust controls of lights to gain appearance desired.
- Define shadow properties.
- Apply textures and advanced properties to control the lighting appearance.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to basic layout for creating quality modeling/rendering
- Advanced modeling concepts for creating a photorealistic scene
- Advanced texturing concepts for creating a photorealistic scent
- Utilizing render layers and compositing
- Modeling hard and soft surfaces
- Texturing hard and soft surfaces
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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