VISUALIZATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OBJECTS

Course ID: IAK-SE>VLAO
Course title: VISUALIZATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OBJECTS
Semester: 2 / Spring
ECTS: 4
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: Information Technologies, Computer Aided Design
Contact person: dr inż. Łukasz Pardela; lukasz.pardela@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The student after completing the course should acquire skills in the Autodesk 3d Studio Max 2019+ for the stage of creation of three dimensional drawings including modeling, materials, texturing to the stage of creating and light settings for commercial projects of visualizations of the landscape architecture objects in communication with client.
Full description: Practical and theoretical classes. Introduction to the Autodesk 3D Studio Max 2017+ and the user interface. Software environment characteristic. User's settings, navigation and user's tools. Working with files and objects inside the 3DS Max. Working with layers. Import and export of files from the AutoCAD and additional software. Real world measurements issues base on reference sources. Basics of modeling related to the landscape architecture details (shade structures, benches, railings, stairs, etc.). Basic modifications of the 3D objects. Terrain modeling. Material edition and custom shaders settings. Creating of materials, textures and UVW mapping. Lightning types and sources. Preparing cameras in scenes to maximize final scenarios. Rendering settings for landscape exteriors in Arnold and Mental Ray rendering modules.
Bibliography: Compulsory: 1. 2016 max Bible, Kelly R. Murdock, Helion Publishing, 2012 2. Autodesk 3DS MAX User Reference 3. Autodesk 3DS MAX Sample files Complementary/optional: WWW
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: W1 - Student has knowledge of the specific complex issues related to technological development. [AK_1A_W10]. W2 - Student knows the specific aspects of the technological development [AK_1A_W02]. Skills: S1 - Student is capable to use different techniques (including the graphic) [AK_1A_U07]. "
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes - two final projects 50%, where assignment 1 weight =50%, and assignment 2 weight = 50% + grade obtained at lectures (50%) with 60% of attendance.

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