3D Animation (7882.5)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles of 3D graphics and animation;
2. Be able to critically analyse applications of 3D in a range of media;
3. Synthesise 3D models, textures and animations for real-time and pre-rendered use;
4. Construct a simple animated scene in 3D using lighting and rendering techniques;
5. Work in small teams to produce creative 3D materials; and
6. Be able to synthesise these skills to produce short creative works.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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Please consult the unit web site for a list of resources by week. There is no required text for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Late assignments (that is, assignments submitted after an agreed due date) will be marked on a pass/fail basis only, and will not receive feedback. Assessment items submitted more than one week late without prior arrangement (see extensions, below) will be deemed to have not been submitted, and a fail grade of not complete (NC) will be entered for that assessment item.
Students may apply for extensions to assessment items up to three days before to the due date of the assessment item. Extension applications must be made to the unit convenor (not your tutor) by email sent via your student email account. If it is not sent from your student email account it may be ignored. Extension applications submitted less than three days before the due date of the assessment item will be refused.
The extension application email should contain:
- a subject line beginning with the words "extension request";
- your name, id number, the assessment item and your tutorial;
- a clear and concise explanation of the reason that the extension is required, and why you feel that obtaining the extension would allow you to submit on time;
- a proposed new submission date;
- copies of any supporting evidence (medical certificates, letters from employers, and so on); and,
- evidence of any work completed on the assignment to date, if possible.
Your lecturer will endeavour to respond to extension requests within 2 working days of receiving the email. Extensions are given at the discretion of the lecturer and decisions will be based on the merits of each case. Early applications, those that request shorter time periods, and those which can demonstrate progression towards the assessment item will be looked upon more favourably than late applications or those with little or no evidence of engagement with the material. Attendance and evidence of engagement with the unit may also factor into the decision to grant an extension.
Extension decisions are final and may not be appealed. Students should not assume that an extension will always be granted, and until permission is granted, should assume they must meet the original deadline (or accept the late submission penalties as described above).
Failed assignments and resubmission
In this unit, all assessment items will have a marking rubric published on the web site well before the assignment is due. This allows you to check your assignment and see where its weakenesses are, giving you more control over your grade. We also encourage all students to consult with their tutor or lecturer about their assessment tasks to make sure that they are on the right track.
Resubmission of failed assessment items will be possible at the discretion of the lecturer. In these cases, students should provide a clear explanation of why they failed and what they can do to address this in a resubmitted assignment. The point here is that we want students to be able to demonstrate that they have met or exceeded the assessment criteria and hence the learning outcomes of the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
There are no special participation requirements for this unit. However, the unit does require a lot of study (up to 10 hours a week; see 6a, above). To develop the level of competency required to successfully complete the assessment items, students will need to put in significant effort each week.
Attendance at scheduled classes is STRONGLY encouraged.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have a strong grasp of basic computer skills, such as managing files. Additional skills with media production software such as video editing or image editing tools is strongly recommended.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (178492)
- Semester 2, 2018, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (178493)
- Semester 2, 2017, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164935)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (164936)
- Semester 2, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (160651)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (160650)