From Digital Models to Technical Drawings (DA4250.01)

Farhad Mirza

The historian Robin Evans thought of technical drawings as an “intervening medium” between object and thought. By protracting the distance between thoughts and the objects they produce, what alterations can be made in the process? What previously invisible things do we see? Do we also lose some control? This course is about understanding the technical drawing not only as an instrument to guide fabrication, but also as a means of producing knowledge.

Through a series of digital modeling and drawing exercises we will gain an understanding of the limits of a single drawing and, in turn, the creative possibilities that these limits offer. Proficiency with Rhino 3D, and basic skills with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are recommended for this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous experience with digital modeling (Rhino or Maya), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (or other similar vector / pixel-based image manipulation software). And / or permission of the instructor (email
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
Th 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Digital Arts , Fully In-Person