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3D Studio Max: Modeling
Course: CIS130DA

First Term: 2009 Spring
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   4 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Introduction to 3D modeling using 3D Studio Max. Emphasis will be placed on polygonal, solid, and surface modeling tools. Students will also understand concepts such as modifiers, sub-object editing, extruding, Booleans, lofting, lathing and compound object modeling. Introduction to basic lighting, texturing and rendering techniques.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the interface and navigation within the 3D Studio Max environment. (I, II)
2. Assemble a professional portfolio of computer generated three- dimensional art. (III)
3. Model and render three-dimensional images and animation, illustrating the illusion of space. (IV)
4. Create both realistic and non-representational objects using polygonal, solid, and surface modeling techniques. (II, III)
5. Create an environment using three-dimensional models. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to the 3D Studio Max Interface and Navigation
   A. View ports and configuration
   B. Movement and navigation tools
   C. Loading and saving files and projects
II. Creating and Transforming Simple Shapes and Objects
   A. Understanding the 6 major tabs
   B. Creating primitive objects
   C. Transforming objects
III. Three-Dimensional Modeling Techniques
   A. Polygonal modeling
   B. Solid modeling
   C. Surface modeling
   D. Sub-object editing
IV. Rendering and Presentation
   A. Rendering scenes and saving files
   B. Changing rendering settings and outputting to video
V. Synthesis, Exporting and Combining Scenes
   A. Assemble multiple objects in an environment
   B. Exporting objects
   C. Converting objects for use in other applications
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12/9/2008

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