Semester: 2 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Contact person: dr inż. Łukasz Pardela;
Short description: The student after completing the course should acquire skills in the Autodesk 3d Studio Max 2017 > 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 the Mental Ray module.
Bibliography: compulsory: 1 "3ds 2016 max Bible”, Kelly R. Murdock, Helion Publishing, 2012; 2. Autodesk 3DS MAX User Reference 3. Autodesk 3DS MAX Sample files - complementary/optional: 1. „Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray”, Roger Cusson i Jamie Cardoso, Wyd. Focal Press, 2007 2. WWW.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: Student has knowledge of the specific complex issues related to technological development, interactive spaces, interior and furniture design as well as innovative tendencies in the interior design. Student knows the advanced methods and techniques of studies and analyzes appropriate for defining guidelines for landscaping and a landscape architecture objects. Skills: Student is capable to use different techniques (including graphic and artistic), methods and tools. Student is able to exploit the analysis that are beyond the field frames of the landscape architecture field, and practically defines the needs and guidelines for the design and implementation of various industries at landscape architecture objects. "
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Assigment 1: weight = 25% Assigment 2: weight = 25% Examination assignment: 50 % Attendance at least 75% of the class. Treat 75% attendance as the minimum, not the maximum.

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