1st Bachelor in Computer Graphics Design

Graphic arts and design 3D

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ECTS Credits10,5
Number of Hours (h/year)120
Teaching staffBOUDRON, Thomas; BOUNAFAA, Mariama; CLAISSE, Nicolas
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows OS.

Aims and Objectives

Introducing the student to the concepts and techniques of image synthesis through learning the basics of Discreet Maya software.


Introduction to image synthesis; Maya interface; viewing and navigating 3D space; basics of creating and modifying objects; creating geometric primitives; selecting objects; transforms and transform tools; creating groups, copies and arrays; alignments and symmetry; creating shapes; nodes and hypergraph introduction; polygonal modelling; smoothing and NURMS subdivision; lights and cameras; environment and rendering, special effects; material editor, materials and maps; mental ray basics; UVW Unwrap.


Sybex, Introducing Maya 2008, Dariush Derakshani.

Sybex, Maya, Professional tips and techniques, Lee Lanier.

Sybex, Mastering Maya 8.5, John Kundert-Gibbs,...

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Laboratory work
Project or fieldwork

Lectures (60h.), laboratory work (60h.), projects.

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
Oral examinations
Projects or practical work
Continuous assessment

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