AR-413 / 3 credits

Teacher: Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language: English


Summary

This course explores visual strategies and techniques for creating apparent reality. The course concentrates on the field of 3D computer graphics and the production of still lifes as computer-generated images (CGI).

Content

Keywords

Image-based representation, photography, photorealism, digital image technology, 3D computer graphics, rendering (CGI), Cinema 4D, still life, the real and the imaginary

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

  • basic knowledge of English
  • basic knowledge of image-processing and 3D modelling techniques
  • (laptop to work with during course days)
  • (Cinema 4D software installed on computer)

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Investigate and interpret the visual environment
  • Test visual faculties of perception and expression
  • Prove analytical and critical thinking skills in examining image-based representations
  • Describe the visual laws of photorealistic images
  • Identify the concept, potential and limits of 3D computer graphics and propose analogue alternatives
  • Perform 3D modelling, texturing and rendering with the program Cinema 4D
  • Take into consideration the basic principles and elements of image design
  • Create professional computer-generated images

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

  • lectures and workshops
  • practical work (individual): exercises and reviews of selected work

Expected student activities

  • interest in (digital) image technologies
  • personal commitment and active participation

 

Assessment methods

  • based on practical work (intermediate exercises and final work)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

  • Bibliography provided during the course

 

Websites

Videos

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Constructing the view: still life
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Constructing the view: still life
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13   AAC132 
13-14    
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Thursday, 12h - 14h: Lecture AAC132