SFA-48 Object Visualization

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
2nd Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+1L | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader:
conf. Andreea Iosif
Teaching Staff:
Mihai Chisărău
Learning outcomes:
This series of courses and practical seminars illustrate the fundamental means of describing and visualizing forms using a specialized rendering software. By the end of the course the students will have acquired the skills necessary to compose, light, texture and render a scene with the focus on presenting a design product in an efficient and professional manner.
Module 1
1. Introduction and interface,
2. Basic modeling and editing notions including modifiers;
3. Cameras and lights – basic notions and common settings;
4. Material Editor and structure. Shaders;
5. Test – a simple model.
Module 2
6. Individual theme launch – The presentation of a design product. Each student will choose a design model which will be presented through visualizations by the end of the semester;
7. Project work – import, scaling and positioning;
8. Composition study of light. Natural and artificial three-point lighting techniques;
9. Project work – final lighting and assessment of work;
10. Texturing. Common material properties;
11. UV mapping of objects and sub-objects;
12. Project work, final texturing and assessment of work;
13. Project work. Test rendering and post-processing;
14. Final presentation and final assessment with interactive feedback on digital projection
Teaching Method:
Hands on computer work with guidance and theoretical explanations using digital projection.
Weighted average of the tests (25%) and final examination (75%)
The final grade is conditioned by at least 2 feedback sessions with the teacher.
Autodesk Suport: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support
"Learning 3DS Max" from Autodesk Learning Channel (youtube.com):

•Jeremy Birn, "Digital Lighting and Rendering", New Riders Pub, 2013
•Michael Brightman, "The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut", Wiley, 2018
•Gordon Grice, "The Art of Architectural Illustration", Rockport Pub, 1996
•Neil Leach "Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands", Ruairi Glynn, 2009