Faculty of Information Technology

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • First semester 2016 (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 should be able to:

  1. evaluate and assess techniques used in the 3D creation process;
  2. research, evaluate and implement 3D geometry, 3D texturing and 3D rendering techniques;
  3. develop and modify 3D models and 3D environments;
  4. design, create and detail 3D models and 3D scenes for diverse media.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • One hour of lectures
  • Three hours laboratories

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading, tute, prac and assignment expectations.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


FIT2015, DIS1911

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