Information Package / Course Catalogue
Advanced Computer Aided Design Applications
Course Code: ZPM509
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

To give detailed information about the AutoCAD, Artlantis, SketchUp ve 3DStudio Max material, coating, lighting, camera, rendering, and animation settings.

Course Content

Material editor, material types, properties of materials, creation and implementation of materials, kinds of light, and light features, the use of lights and shadows, the sun and the sky, camera types and, camera settings, Selecting a different rendering engines, V-Ray rendering settings, Mental-Ray rendering settings

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To compare the differences between software, advanced materials, lighting, camera, rendering, and animation settings of different Computer Aided Design
2.To evaluate material types and the properties of materials
3.To understand on the creation and implementation of materials
4.To compare the different types and properties of light,
5.To adjust light and shadow,
6.To adjust the camera,
7.Selecting and using different rendering engines
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Chiang, C.F., Alomar, D., Barrero, J., Rentas, F., User Manual: A Rendering Plug-In for Designers, V-Ray for SketchUp, 101 pages.
2.Legrenzi, F., 2010. VRay, The Complete Guide, second edition, 1052 pages
3.Derakhshani, R.L., Derakhshani, D., 2013. Autodesk 3ds Max 2014: Essentials, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, Canada, 396 pages.
4.Mental Ray Architectural and Design Visualization Shader Library, 2008. Document version 1.7.6, Mental Images, Berlin, Germany, 117 pages.
5.Mental Ray: Using 3ds Max and Mental Ray for Architectural Visualization, 2007. 35 pages.
6.Livny, B.,2008. Mental Ray for Maya,3ds Max and XSI, a 3D Artist’s Guide to Rendering, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 850 pages.
7.Smith, B.L., 2006. Foundation 3ds Max 8 Architectural Visualization, Friendsofed, USA, 546 pages.
8.Boughen, N. 2005. 3ds Max Lighting, Wordware Publishing, Inc. Texas, USA, 406 pages.
9.van der Steen, J., 2007. Rendering with Mental Ray & 3ds Max, Focal Press, MA, USA, 245 pages.
10.Cusson, R., Cardoso, J., 2007. Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and Mental Ray, Focal Press, MA, USA, 330 pages.
11.Çelik, E., 2006. 3ds Max 9 ile Görselleştirme, Değişim Yayınları, 693 sayfa.
12.Bonne, S., Anzovin, S., 2006. 3 ds max 7 Uzmanlar İçin (Çev. Koray Al), Alfa Yayınları, 880 sayfa.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction, scope and general information about the lesson
Week 2 - Theoretical
Study with materials, the material editor
Week 3 - Theoretical
Material types:-emitting materials, two-sided materials
Week 4 - Theoretical
The properties of materials: brightness, reflection, refraction
Week 5 - Theoretical
The properties of materials: transparency, roughness, swelling
Week 6 - Theoretical
The creation, reproduction, and implementation of new material
Week 7 - Theoretical
Types and properties of light, techniques of light adjustment
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Ambient lighting: the interior
Week 10 - Theoretical
Ambient lighting: outdoor
Week 11 - Theoretical
Characteristics of the sun and sky, hour and view of the sun
Week 12 - Theoretical
Light and shadow: shadow quality, shadow, color, depth of field
Week 13 - Theoretical
Physical camera, camera types and camera settings
Week 14 - Theoretical
V-Ray render
Week 15 - Theoretical
Mental-Ray render
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory144284
Lecture - Practice144284
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
3
2
OÇ-2
3
2
OÇ-3
3
2
OÇ-4
3
2
OÇ-5
3
2
OÇ-6
3
2
OÇ-7
3
2
Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue