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The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
2nd Year, sem 1, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+2L | ECTS Credits: 3

SFA-23 | Virtual Modeling

Department: Study of Form and Ambience
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh Andreea Iosif
Teaching Staff:
Mihai Chisarau
Learning outcomes:
During this course the students will learn how to handle virtual modeling and use it in their current design activity, from creating a conceptual shape through to detailing it and creating the execution and detailing drawings.
1. Interface. Drawing precision;
2. Curves;
3. Surfaces;
4. Transformations;
5. Deformers;
6. Decomposition of a volume into planar pieces;
7. Detailing and laser / CNC milling mockup.
Practical work:
1. Visual control of a scene. Precise drawing exercises;
2. Common surface generation tools: Extrude and Revolve;
3. Curves and Surfaces: Sweep and Network;
4. Curves and Surfaces: Loft, BlendSrf;
5. TEST1: Building of a model based on strict sections;
6. Drawing over a reference image (Rietveld chair)
7. 2D stencil application on generated volume (Mace, part 1)
8. Orientation and alignment on curves and surfaces (Mace, part 2)
9. Deformers: iterations of steps on staircase;
10. TEST 2: model mockup for the final project (individual theme);
11. Project presentation–2D views, annotation and dimensions;
12. Project presentation–the physical model: Fabrication exercise using laser cutting (part 1);
13. Project presentation–the physical model: Fabrication exercise using laser cutting (part 2);
14. Final presentation: virtual model, physical model and drawing.
Teaching Method:
Hands on computer work with guidance and theoretical explanations using digital projection.
Weighted average of the tests (2 x 20%) and final examination (60%)
Bonus: max 20% for seminar activity
Penalty: 5% for each absence above 8 absences.
Discipline webpage:
YouTUBE channel: A. Iosif:
A.IOSIF, "Modelarevirtuală – caiet de laborator", Editura UAUIM, 2013
Illustration by Laura Cristea and Cristina Popescu
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