Design Integration Laboratory
Spring 1995 -
Monday evenings, 7pm-10pm - 204 Pacific Hall - Kevin Matthews
Special Topics in Architectural Computer Graphics
R a d i a n c e
Design - Simulation - Presentation
The course will cover the preparation, production, and output of still
and moving computer rendered images with accurate diffuse
lighting effects from natural and artificial lighting, as well as
realistic material patterns and textures. Primary focus will be on the use of
ray-tracing software technology in support of sophisticated
architectural design and design comprehension.
Solid working knowledge of DesignWorkshop® is required,
as is a willingness to learn Unix operating system commands.
Successful completion of Architecture 199-Matthews, A222,
or A422/522-Matthews will be accepted as a prerequisite. In lieu of any of
these courses, approval of instructor is necesary. All students will
be expected to have AAA MS-Mail e-mail accounts by the being of the term.
Graduate students should sign up for a personal account on
Darkwing through the Computing Center. Undergraduate students
need to register with the instructor by e-mail to receive account authorization.
The course will involve lecture, readings, individual and group project assignments.
A substantial final project will consitute a large protion of the grading basis.
Students will need access to the following items to accomplish the work in this course:
- Application Software
- DesignWorkshop® PPC and Universal (3D modeler)
- BBEdit Lite (text editor) (available on Architecture Forest, in the Architecture Support area)
- A Macintosh with a functioning MacTCP connection to the campus network
- Netscape (available on Architecture Forest, in the Architecture Support area)
- Fetch (available on Architecture Forest, in the Architecture Support area)
- NCSA Telnet (available on Architecture Forest, in the Architecture Support area)
- Architecture MS-Mail account
- Computing Center Darkwing account
- Reasonable interest in technical details of computer graphics
- several spare brain cells
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