3D Fundamentals - DIGM3400

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Luma Tabbaa checkmark-circle


This is a practical module which covers the steps for integrating computer-generated elements. Each workshop includes hands-on training in 3D design and compositing software. The module covers 3D modelling and texturing as well as digital camera and lighting techniques. The module introduces the basic 3D design production techniques using the appropriate industry-standard software.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 130
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Indicative reading

• Derakhshani, Dariush. 2015. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons.
• Palamar, Todd. 2015. Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons
• Fridsma, Lisa and Brie Gyncild. 2020. Adobe After Effects CC classroom in a book. San Jose, California, USA: Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• Christiansen, Mark. 2014. Adobe After Effects CC: visual effects & compositing studio techniques. Peachpit

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Create 3D models using appropriate industry standard tools.
2. Texture, light and render 3D models using appropriate industry standard tools.
3. Composite a 3D model using current industry standard techniques using appropriate tools.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Use Information and Communication Technologies.
2. Present and communicate their creative and technical work in a timely manner.
3. Identify gaps in their knowledge and skills, critically reflect on their performance and find strategies to fill those gaps.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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