Advanced Techniques for Visualization (CAID) 7.5 Credits

Avancerad 3D-visualisering
Second cycle, D7005A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2013 Sp 1 - Spring 2015 Sp 4
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Syllabus established
The syllabus has been confirmed by the Department of Human Work Sciences 2007-02-28

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 20 Jun 2013

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

Good knowledges in the software StudioTools by Alias/Wavefront and Photoshop.

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
The student should have knowledge how to use digital tools to archive photo realistic pictures of products or environments. The student should also have knowledge about advanced lightning and texturing together with different advanced rendering techniques.

Description on how to construct advanced materials. Construction of custom textures. Lectures of advanced lighting, and various rendering techniques and visualization exercises.

The following topics are covered:
  • Basic modeling of polygon surfaces
  • Repetition of Nurbs-modeling
  • Texturing and creating your own textures
  • Keyframe animation
  • Image-based lighting
  • Mentalray material and rendering
  • Non-photorealistic rendering

Lectures, where theory is mixed with exercises. The course requires a lot of time spent on individual work, and therefore have a fair amount of tutorial sessions. Exercises and assignments are carried out in the programs Autodesk Automotive, Autodesk Maya, Adode Photoshop and Adobe Premiere. The programs are provided on the school computers. To give an idea of ​​the course objectives and scope of the course begins with a demonstration of previous students' work. The course can be held in English as a supervised reading course.
All assignments are presented to the whole class where feedback is given. Final submission is made after the exam period, so students have the opportunity to improve their work based on the feedback given.

The course have a differentiated grade scale U, 3, 4 and 5. For exchange students the ECTS grading scale is used. Passing the course requires attendance at presentations and performed visualization exercises and project work..

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration,not later than two days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms

Dennis Pettersson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andersson, Berglund, Wikberg och Håkansson; Alias – ytmodellering, animering, och visualisering.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

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