VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering (8)


This subject is designed to give students a fundamental working knowledge and understanding of 3D modelling and rendering in a computer environment. This will allow the student to create simple and complex 3D rendered models which may be used in animations or multimedia, on and/or off line products, or for proto-typing work in another medium.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VFX105
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

VFX102 or CCI100

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have already completed MPI203.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the theory of 3D computation, modelling and rendering
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the practice of producing 3D images for internet, television, movie or related graphic design
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the software and hardware employed in the 3D industry
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the creative potential of 3D based multimedia


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • History, theory and practice of 3D computer graphics
  • Introduction to 3D Space
  • Design and technical creativity
  • Modelling
  • Materials, Textures and Shading
  • Lighting
  • Digital Cinematography
  • Rendering
  • Specialist software


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.