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12/8/2021 5:17:23 AMAPTECH 168 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 168Title:  3D ANIM: INTRO TO VR  
Full Title:  3D Animation: Introduction to Virtual Reality
Last Reviewed:11/13/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled30.63
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled.756 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  61.25Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course introduces the process of creating virtual reality (VR) experiences based on computer-generated environments. Students will develop models and animations in Autodesk 3ds Max, and bring them into Autodesk Stingray to create interactive experiences.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of APTECH 43


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces the process of creating virtual reality (VR) experiences based on computer-generated environments. Students will develop models and animations in Autodesk 3ds Max, and bring them into Autodesk Stingray to create interactive experiences.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 43
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Create and export 3D models and animations from 3ds Max for use in virtual reality environments.
2.  Create interactive VR projects in Autodesk Stingray using digital assets imported from 3ds Max.
 

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During the course, students will:
1. Create and modify 3D models and animations in 3ds Max.
2. Unwrap models and apply mapping modifiers.
3. Set up Stingray projects.
4. Move geometry and animations from 3ds Max to Stingray.
5. Generate and apply basic materials, lighting and effects in Stingray projects.
6. Create and use custom VR controllers and components.
7. Deploy projects for VR platforms.

Topics and Scope
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I. Virtual Reality Overview
    A. Virtual reality versus traditional media
    B. VR hardware and software
    C. Presence and immersion
    D. Interactivity      
II. VR Experience Overview
    A. Interior walkthrough
    B. Interactive gallery
    C. Vehicle experience
    D. Required assets
III. Modeling in 3ds Max for Stingray
    A. Best modeling practices for Stingray export
    B. 3ds Max materials for Stingray
    C. Cameras
IV. Animating in 3ds Max for Stingray
     A. Object animation
    B. Multiple loop timelines
    C. Exporting animation from 3ds Max
V. Stingray Overview
    A. Project set-up
    B. Software interface
    C. Navigation
    D. Project creation
    E. Importing assets
VI. Building Environments (levels)
    A. Creating levels
    B. Placing and transforming objects      
    C. Testing levels
VII. Basic Materials
    A. Material masters and instances
    B. Material setup in Stingray
    C. Physically based shader effects
VIII. Lighting
    A. Basic lighting
    B. Shading environment and post effects
    C. Light FX and light baking
IX. Animation
    A. Object setup
    B. Animation Editors
    C. Previewing animation
X. Creating Interactivity
    A. Flow vs Lua scripting
    B. Visual programming with Flow
    C. Flow editors
    D. Physics actors
    E. Proxies
    F. Collision volumes
    G. Inputs and controllers
    H. Cameras
XI. Audio
    A. 3D positional audio
    B. Wwise audio
    C. Player proxy units
     D. Attenuation
XII. Deployment
    A. VR hardware setup
    B. Lua VR scripts
 
The above topics and scope apply to both lecture and lab course components in an integrated format.

Assignments:
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1. 3ds Max interior modeling project
2. 3ds Max animations (1-3)
3. Stingray interior walkthrough project
4. Stingray spline-based roller coaster
5. Deployment exercises (1-3)
6. Student-designed final Stingray project
7. Objective quizzes (3-4)
 
Assignments above integrate lab and lecture content.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
55 - 70%
3ds Max models and animations, Stingray projects, deployment exercises and student-designed projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
VR headset and controllers use and spatial navigation skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Final Project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Learning Virtual Reality. Parisi, Tony. O'Reilly Media. 2015
Instructor prepared materials

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