Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Description
Instructor
Scott, Andrew
Discipline and Number
ATEC 4374 Section 001
Day
M Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Digital Fabrication

Description of Course:

This course explores the relationship between digital fabrication tools and contemporary artistic practice. Students learn how to use the computer as a tool for design and fabrication. In this class students will learn how to prepare files for various outputs as real world objects.
Students explore their own personal artistic visions using digital fabrication tools and computer software programs designed for the development of three-dimensional forms, spaces, objects, sites and processes. Students develop a critical basis for the evaluation of their use and explore the possibilities and implications of digital fabrication tools and processes.
A historic, theoretic and practical understanding of digital fabrication technologies will provide the foundation for students understanding of these tools and their implications for modern artistic practice. An understanding of the relationship between digital fabrication tools and various computer software programs designed for developing three-dimensional forms, spaces and objects will be gained.
Students should have a basic understanding of 3d computer modeling using nurbs and polygons. A understanding of photoshop and illustrator will help them meet the objectives of this course.

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Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should have a basic understanding of 3d computer modeling using nurbs and polygons. Prerequisites: ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging and ATEC 3317 Modeling and Texturing I. ARTS 2381 3D Design Foundations recommended but not required.

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