UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5580 Key Texts—Virtual

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: in-semester assignments. 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)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5580/SEM-1/2017
Note Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
Texts

Reading materials are provided for enrolled students online and in hard copy through the School Resource Room.


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