University of Oregon - Department of Architecture - ARCH 408/508 Cheng, Summer Term '98

Computer Modeling and Rendering Workshop

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3 credits
Prerequisites: Arch 222/610 or equivalent
M W 13:00- 16:50 283 LA, June 22 - July 15


Prof. Nancy Cheng
204 Pacific Hall - 346-3674 tel -
Summer Office Hours: Sat 3pm

Course Description

We can now imagine environments that were inconceivable without the computer visualization. This is an intensive workshop for exploring what new forms and spaces can be discovered with 3D modeling using:

Boolean operations
Trimming and Stitching
Meshes, Derivative Objects, Complex curves

Examine alternative rendered versions by using material attributes, scanned image maps and procedural textures. Try out lighting scenarios and find the most effective views.

Course Objectives

To develop proficiency in describing and manipulating complex space and form

To create and study new types of inhabitable form

Course Requirements

Timely submission of exercises

Class participation


Evaluation Criteria

70% In-class exercises & assignments
30% Class participation & quizzes
Late assignments cannot be accepted.

Required Software & Manuals

All students must have primary access to a graphics personal computer and the required software and manuals: Autodessys FormZ 2.9.5. Manuals and a temporary license (good through Aug '99) can be ordered for $158 from the Architecture Office. Order before June 5 for timely delivery.

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edited June 21, 1998 by nywcheng