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ARCH11-113: Design Communication: NURBS Modelling

Description

This subject introduces students to the world of digital design and visualisation using the software platform Rhinoceros and graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Rhinoceros is a robust, yet lightweight and affordable software tool based on NURBS (non-uniform random b-spline) geometry. As such, highly complex and detailed configurations are able to be modelled with extreme accuracy. Rhinoceros is the core software platform to send output through the university’s CNC router, robotics lab, and 3d printing rapid prototyping equipment. Course instruction will be focused upon creating expertise with basic Rhino commands and general strategies to efficient and productive 3d visualisation. Output will include 2d prints of modelled elements, and 3d output via the Architecture Fabrication Research Laboratory (AFRL). Design Communications: NURBS Modelling will integrate with assignments undertaken in Architecture Design Studio 2 and History and Theory: Ancient to Enlightenment.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeARCH11-113
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Credit10
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in May 2020: $5,010

Learning outcomes

1. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency with Nurbs modelling (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
2. Ability to rapid prototype one's work using the laser cutter and 3d printer (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
3. Ability to use design software effectively for representation of architectural ideas (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
4. Ability to output 3d models into other software (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
5. Ability to use design software effectively for exploration of architectural space (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
6. Develop understanding of key presentation techniques and methods (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 7.1 and 7.2).
7. Develop an awareness of significant precedents in the evolution of architecture as a discipline based in analog representation techniques to one that is digitally enhanced (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.2).

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  • Study Abroad Students

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