Introduction to 3D Modeling: Point, Curve, Surface, Solid (VA2117.01)

Farhad Mirza

This course explores methods of translating found or imagined shapes into digital three-dimensional objects. Students will study how sub-division, approximation, and discretization can be used to separate forms into their component parts. Coursework will focus on how systematic breaking-down of form reveals qualities that can be intentionally altered, thus changing their properties. Through exercises that explore part-to-whole relationships students will be introduced to Rhinoceros—an industry standard 3D modeling program—and learn how to create inputs for 3D printers and laser-cutters. By the end of the course, each student will have completed a digital model, a set of orthographic drawings, and a physical model.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
Tu 4:10-6:00
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
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