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ARCT5580 Advanced Architectural Animation

6 points
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Not available in 2022OnlineOnline timetabled
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) storyboard and drawing set: interim folio and (2) animation: final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Craig McCormack
Unit rules
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.

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