Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)


This unit is an introduction to the techniques, frameworks and processes comprising 3D modelling and 3D imaging. Foundations of 3D aims to give students an understanding of 3D modelling by developing skills in 3D model creation for a variety of contexts, including 3D prototyping, 3D visualisation and 3D modelling for games and animation. Students will communicate their knowledge of 3D theory through the production of designs that demonstrate geometrical modelling, texture mapping, virtual lighting techniques, camera positioning, and rendering procedures.


At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the different applications of 3D design over a range of digital media;
  • an appreciation of the commercial imperatives of the 3D working environment;
  • an understanding of the simulated spatial environment and taxonomy of the 3D discipline;
  • a practical understanding of the issues involved in the 3D development process;
  • an appreciation of 3D modelling and 3D imaging as a unique medium in the context of digital graphic creation;
  • developed the skills to design, create and detail 3D models and scenes for various outputs;
  • the ability to evaluate and assess techniques used in the 3D creation process;
  • developed the skills to manage and implement efficient 3D modelling production workflows.


In-semester assessment: 100% (includes 30% in-class/tutorial tests)

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Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


FIT2015, DIS1911

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