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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have already completed MPI203.

Assumed Knowledge

VFX102 or CCI100

Incompatible Subjects


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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.