Digital Effects - EL340

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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4 15 (7.5) MR B Epsley







This is a practical module which covers the steps for integrating computer-generated elements within a photographic back-plate. Each workshop includes hands-on training in visual effects and compositing software. The module covers 3D modelling, texturing and animation as well as digital camera and lighting techniques. The module introduces the basic visual effects production pipeline 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
30% Camera and light matching
70% Integrated CG Model.

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

(a) Create 3D models using polygons and NURBs using 3D modelling software
(b) Texture, light and render 3D models using appropriate software.
(c) Composite a 3D model into a photograph using compositing software.

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