ARCT5580 Key Texts—Virtual
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit explores the use of computer visualisation as a representational medium of unbuilt works of architecture. It focuses on modelling and representing light, texture, surface and site. It introduces animation, techniques in post-production and the composition of renderings and animations with live footage and other computer graphic material.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of virtual modelling, rendering, animation, virtual reality environments and outputting (printing, animation formats); (2) learn physical model making, robotic milling and laser cutting; (3) understand the transmission of instructions between virtual and real techniques in an interactive design process; and (4) produce precisely detailed models of compositional and constructional complexity.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) storyboard and drawing set: interim folio and (2) animation: final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Rene Van Meeuwen
- Contact hours
- 36 (workshops: 12 x 3 hours per week)
- Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
Reading materials are provided for enrolled students online.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.