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MACA 1070 - Rendering

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

(3 credit hrs prior to Fall 2005)

MACA 1070 covers final art rendering techniques in black and white and some color. It familiarizes students with a variety of media and mixed media including markers, prisma pencils, and ink. Problems include analyzing the pattern of reflections, light and shade, and the description of surface development on a variety of materials including chrome, sheetmetal, plastic and glass.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate observational skills for greater rendering accuracy (value relationships, angles, negative spaces).


  1. Illustrate a value grid.
  2. Reproduce imagery through light and form.
  3. Assess value percentages.
  4. Scale and grid photo reference.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to use indication techniques to stress line, mass, texture, value, color, composition in relation to rendering.


  1. Create highlights.
  2. Create form shadow.
  3. Create cast shadow.
  4. Create core shadow.
  5. Create reflected light.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to render his/her own 3-dimensional products on a 2-dimensional surface.


  1. Exchange textures.
  2. Utilize basic reference.
  3. Design new products.
  4. Complete solid industrial renderings.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply light, shadow, texture, and color as it relates to form.


  1. Design a comprehensive rough.
  2. Use visual indication techniques.
  3. Render 3-dimensional shapes.

• 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction
    1. Classroom etiquette
    2. Attendance policy
    3. Departmental codes
    4. Materials
  2. Basic Rendering
    1. Marker blending
    2. Value Grids
    3. Gradations
  3. Texture objects
    1. Photo reference
    2. Light and shadow
    3. Organic
    4. Manmade
  4. Chrome objects
    1. Logo
    2. Automotive
    3. Science fiction
  5. Texture Swap
    1. Render swapped textures
  6. Industrial Rendering
    1. Object design
    2. Object illustration
    3. Object indication
    4. Object rendering

Primary Faculty
Busch, Matthew S
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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