Computerized Technical Illustration
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course will explore the basic system of technical illustration, the use of construction aids and grids, and special techniques in rendering and animation. The instruction will introduce students to 3D Solids modeling and rendering using the computer software (3D Studio VIZ R3) and animation techniques. This course is designed heavily around the use of 3D drawings. Students will learn to accurately portray any given object three dimensionally (both manually and using the computer).
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Understanding 3D work environment, object creation and modification, materials, lighting, cameras, rendering, animation, lofting, morphine, boolean operations, space warps, hierarchal links, inverse kinematics, and dynamic simulations.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Be able to accurately describe any given 3D part or assembly using computer-aided design tools and to analyze points, lines, and planes in 3D space.
2. Be able to accurately visualize and develop pictorial views wityh axonometric, oblique, and perspective view layouts.
3. Develop and place a wide variety of different types of materials to acurately and clearly depict any given part design.
4. Be able to describe and accurately apply scene lighting.
5. Be able to design a compound design of an object using boolean algebra applications.
6. Be able to develop and place cameras to visualize the composite scene.
7. Be able to create animated walk through of a building. Additionally, must be able to animate the mechanical function of any given compound assembly of parts.
REQUIREMENTS: Course policies:
This course has 3 lecture/lab periods for a total of 3 hours each week. Students are expected to attend the lecture periods. It should be understood that the prime responsibility for acquiring information and mastering the outlined material rests with the individual student. Information on the class subject will be presented in a variety of methods, such as lectures, overhead projector presentations, handouts, class room exercises, computer lab demonstrations, and homework assignments. If a student is absent from class without notification of the reason for the absence to the instructor, lecture materials will be the responsibility of the student to makeup. Any quizzes missed due to an unexcused absence will not be made up.

Honor code
The Brigham Young University Idaho honor code will be enforced. This applies to the dress code also. Wearing of inappropriate clothing/jewelry and hats in the building is unacceptable, and the student will be asked to make the appropriate changes.

Honesty !!!. Students may not trace each others problems nor turn in another students assignments for a grade. Should this happen, both students loose the points available for that drawing. Continued occurrence of this problem will result in the student being referred to student life. It is, however, encouraged for the more advanced students to help others achieve lesson assignment objectives. Group participation is acceptable on certain assignments.


Students will be graded upon their performance in the following categories:

Drawing assignments: assignments are given at the beginning of each week and are due in two weeks at the beginning of the first class period of the week (unless otherwise noted by the instructor). Please stay current with the assignments. If you find yourself falling behind or are having problems contact the instructor asap.

Quizzes: unannounced quizzes are given periodically through the semester. A quiz is given at the discretion of the teacher in order to determine the current status of the class. Point totals for the quizzes will be added to the overall course point total for the term. No makeup of quizzes will be allowed for unexcused absences.

Tests: there are two (2) major tests for the semester - a midterm and final exam. Makeup of tests is allowed, however, at a 10% reduction in grade.