Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: GAME-1336- Section: 71
Introduction to 3D Game Modeling
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|Description||Architectural spaces and modeling in a real-time game editor. Includes techniques for building, texturing, and lighting a game level to function in realtime.|
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pre-test/post-test.
1. The student will analyze the pros and cons of a level including balance and emotional impact (PSLO 1) measured by embedded test questions.
2. The student will evaluate existing architectural spaces for game aesthetics (PSLO 2) measured by projects
3. The student will create original game environments using existing game engines and tools (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
4. The student will utilize existing graphics rendering and implement it into a game environment (PSLO 3) measured by projects.
5. The student will individually produce a digital game environment presentation (PSLO 4) measured by projects.
1. Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
2. Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
3. Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material
1. Utilize basic software development terminology and concepts.
2. Apply a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product.
3. Create computer graphics for inclusion into a software product.
4. Explain ethical practices within the computer field.
5. Identify procedures for security risk management in the computer field.
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Study Material provided by the Instructor.
You will also need a flash drive or a cloud account to save work onto.
1. Introduction to 3ds Max Interface - Instructor Material
2. Architectural Modeling - Instructor Material
3. Introduction to Materials - Instructor Material
4. Textures - Instructor Material
5. Cloth Simulation - Instructor Material
6. Landscape - Instructor Material
7. Introduction to Lighting - Instructor Material
8. Rendering - Instructor Material
9. Character Modeling - Instructor Material
10. Object Modeling - Instructor Material
11. Introduction to Animation - Instructor Material
Software download information.
Required Software - AutoDesk 3DS Max 2019
Software Link -
3DS Max - https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/3ds-max
For each week there will be lab-work.
Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7 and Week 8
Lab work will be on following topics
1. Syllabus review, pre-test, Blackboard and Self Service Banner
2. Introduction to 3ds Max Interface - Instructor Material
3. Architectural Modeling - Instructor Material
4. Introduction to Materials - Instructor Material
5. Textures - Instructor Material
6. Cloth Simulation - Instructor Material
7. Landscape - Instructor Material
8. Introduction to Lighting - Instructor Material
9. Rendering - Instructor Material
Week 9 and Week 10 ( Lab work)
Week 11, Week 12 and Week 13
1. Character Modeling - Instructor Material
2. Object Modeling - Instructor Material
3. Introduction to Animation - Instructor Material
Week 14 and Week 15 ( Lab work)
Schedule is subject to change
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2020 - 8:00 AM Through December 8, 2020 - 10:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Lab Work - 15% ,
Midterm Project - 30%
Final Project - 30%
Exam - 25%
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by e-mail. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office in person.
Homework assignments will be given each week.
LATE WORK is highly discouraged and will incur a 10 point penalty for every day it is late. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero. Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam.
Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the SECOND week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
No emailed work is accepted.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings.
A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.
Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment; a second incidence of academic dishonesty will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair.
Student IDs are required for the first exam. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered. No ID, No exam.
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses.
Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor in advance; surfing the Internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
No cell phones should be visible or heard during class. Again, you will be asked to leave the room for the remainder of the class. No blue tooth technology or recording of lectures in any format (unless approved by the instructor). No charging of cell phones in the classroom.
E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any return phone number.
Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development. A tardy is an absence for attendance purposes.
4 absences = one letter grade drop
6 absences = two letter grade drop
8 absences = automatic failure of class
Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
Assignments are due at the beginning of each class; student assignments coming in late will be assessed a penalty, even if the student arrives to class late and turns in work.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent from the previous class meeting.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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