GPH 250| Digital Modeling I
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  GPH 250 | Digital Modeling I  
Course description:
  This course is an intermediate level exploration of digital modeling, emphasize on teaching essential principles of modeling.
It introduces different modeling methods such as Poly, NURBS, SubDiv, explains their Pros and Cons.
It covers different types of models found in production and the workflows used for generating those models, such as environments, organic modeling, and non-organic or prop modeling.
1) Students will learn intermediate to advanced skills in modeling by producing complex representations of natural form
2) Students will learn the principle of scenographics as applied to 3D environments.
3) Students will learn the analytic tools of modeling, which are based on understanding the underlying geometry of the modeling environment.
Required printed resources:
  SketchRecord or NoteSketch
Optional Books:

Instant Maya PDF File & other Learning Tools from Alias


Digital Modeling

Digital Texturing & Painting--By Owen Demers
It is a book on the art of painting texture maps.  The first half of the book is focused on ways of seeing and studying materials as an artist. The second half of the book goes into a more hands-on approach, covering steps of assembling the texture maps for a real 3D animation project.
Digital Lighting & Rendering Digital Lighting & Rendering--By Jeremy Birn
Digital Lighting & Rendering draws together lighting techniques from Hollywood cinematography and photography, and shows how they apply in high-end 3D graphics production.
Your final grade will be based on:
Weekly Assignments
Mid-term Project & Presentation
Final Projects & Presentation
In class participation
  A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F <60%
  Plus and minus scores will be assigned at the high and low ends of each of these ranges at the instructor's discretion. (No A+ or D-)
  Assignments will be posted weekly to the course website, you must follow Assignment Instructions.
  Late assignments will be penalized 10% for each day that they are late (including Saturday and Sunday) and under no circumstances will they be accepted more than three days late.
  Assignments will be shown in class each week. You must be present to answer questions about your assignment, failure to do so will result in a reduced grade.

Attendance is mandatory. However, if you are absent from class, you are responsible for understanding the material and for finding out about any announcements made in that class.

  Failure to attend mid-term and final critiques will result in a failing grade on your final project.