Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (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 successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • deploy 3D design applications over a range of digital media;
  • navigate the simulated spatial environment and taxonomy of the 3D discipline;
  • interpret issues involved in the 3D development process;
  • use 3D modelling and 3D imaging as a medium of digital graphic creation;
  • design, create and detail 3D models and scenes for various outputs;
  • evaluate and assess techniques used in the 3D creation process;
  • manage and implement efficient 3D modelling production workflows.


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

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • One hour of lectures
  • One 3-hour studio

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours of personal study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


FIT2015, DIS1911

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