SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 5:00:15 AMAPTECH 87 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 87Title:  CAD RENDERING & MODELING  
Full Title:  3D Modeling and Rendering Using CAD
Last Reviewed:9/14/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled.504 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 113.75 

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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Computer-generated 3D modeling and rendering using AutoCAD and related software programs. Topics include: Advanced modeling/editing techniques, material assignment and editing, architectural lighting, image captured and editing.

Course Completion of APTECH 57

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A comprehensive study of AutoCAD's 3-dimensional modeling and rendering capabilities. The student will construct, view and render computer generated 3-D models and produce photo-realistic image files.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 57
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate proficiency creating and editing 3D models within the AutoCAD software program.
2.   Establish, analyze, adjust, and utilize environmental settings, architectural materials, and interior and exterior light sources within the AutoCAD software program.
3.  Produce photo-realistic still images from 3D CAD files.
4.  Generate printed hard copies from rendered still images.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Construct wire-frame, surface, mesh and solid 3-D models within AutoCAD.
2.  Save and restore material assignments, lighting, exposure, sun
   and sky, and environmental settings within AutoCAD.
3.  Create distant, point, spot, linear, and photometric lights.
4.  Create a walk-through of a rendered model.
5.  Produce accurate daylighting simulation of sun, sky, ground, and
   cloud cover components.
6.  Utilize a library of background images.
7.  Produce still images.

Topics and Scope
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I.   3-D modeling in AutoCAD
    A. Wire-frame
    B. Surface
    C. Mesh
    D. Solids
II.  Introduction to AutoCAD's render software interface
    A.  Loading models
    B.  Camera viewing
    C.  Interface for materials, lighting, and environment.
    D.  Raytracing and settings
III. Material  assignment
IV.  Material editing
V.   Lighting fundamentals
    A. Point, spot, and distance lighting
    B. Photometric lighting
VI. Environment
     A.  Sky and clouds
     B.  Fog
     C.  Background images
VII. Capture of still images
     A.  File types
     B.  File resolution
VIII. Plotting of still images
IX.   Walk-through animation from a 3D CAD model

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1. Reading, approximately 10-25 pages per week.
2. Four projects:
  a. 3D CAD work that generates photorealistic still images (3).
  b. 3D CAD work that generates a walk-through animation (1).
3. Quizzes (2-3); final exam.

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%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because 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
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 75%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
True/false, Completion, 3D CAD work
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  AutoCAD: A Problem Solving Approach: 2013 and Beyond. Tickoo, Sham. AutoDesk
2.  AutoCAD and Its Applications: 2014. Shumaker, Terence, et al. Goodheart-Willcox

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