Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: GAME-1336 (Section: 71, CRN: 92242)
Introduction to 3D Game Modeling
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Instructor Information
Instructor Sarita Medhekar
Email medhekarsv@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6390
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 114
Office Hours TU - TH 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
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.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Study Material provided by the Instructor. You will also need a flash drive or a cloud account to save work onto.
Additional Materials/Resources Software download information.
Required Software - AutoDesk 3DS Max 2019 or  2022.
Software Link - 3DS Max - https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/3ds-max
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 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.
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 to use into a software product.
4. Explain ethical practices within the computer field.
5. Identify procedures for security risk management in the computer field.
Lecture Topics Outline 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
12. Blender software (optional) 
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1: Lab Work.
Week 2: Lab Work
Week 3: Lab Work
Week 4: Lab Work
Week 5: Lab Work 
Week 6: Lab Work
Week 7: Lab Work
Week 8: Midterm Project
Week 9: Mid-term Exam.
Week 10: Lab Work
Week 11: Lab Work
Week 12: Lab Work 
Week 13: Lab Work
Week 14: Lab Work
Week 15: Final Project
Week 16: Final Exam
Schedule is subject to change

Final Exam Date December 5, 2023 - 10:0 AM   Through  December 5, 2023 - 11:0 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Lab Work - 10% , Midterm Project - 30% Final Project - 30% Exam - 30%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 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. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. 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.  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. Software Requirements: 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. Classroom Etiquette: 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.

Attendance Policy 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.
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
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Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student 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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381