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 digital media. This will allow the student to create simple and complex 3D rendered models which adhere to industry standard expectations.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply fundamental theories of 3D computation, modelling and rendering to creative practice;
  • be able to apply a range of 3D modelling and rendering techniques in response to a range of creative briefs;
  • be able to demonstrate the practice of producing 3D images to industry standards;
  • be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the software and hardware employed by industry to create 3D models and renders; and
  • be able to critically reflect on the creative potential of 3D modelling and rendering.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to 3D Space
  • History, theory and practice of 3D computer graphics
  • Design and technical creativity
  • Modelling
  • Materials, Textures and Shading
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Industry standard workflows

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of VFX105 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Foundations of 3d graphics (questionnaire)
3 x foundation 3d objects
3 x ready-to-render 3d models
3 x fundamental photorealistic 3d scenes

Special Resources

Students will require access to an industry standard 3D Modelling and Rendering software suite.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.