Welcome to Prototype Basics!

Unit Outline

It is expected that in this four week unit you will learn:

  • Learn the basics of 3D modelling, terminology
  • The basic tools of Autodesk Maya
  • How to build your first model.
  • How to export your model.

Assessment will be based on:

#1 – Understanding Modelling – Learn the proper techniques, terminology, and concepts around 3D modelling – 50 marks (based on correct completion)

#2– Learning the Basics of Autodesk Maya- Learning the basic functions of the panels, tools, options, and effects – 60 marks (based on correct completion)

#3 – Applying Techniques– a minor Project to test out the techniques you learned – 50 marks (based on correct completion, teacher observation, and a final presentation rubric)

#4 – Reflection/Review – a review of the unit for major components, a reflection on what you learned, and observations on other student projects –30 marks (based on correct completion)

All work is expected to be uploaded to your blog and when asked, to the teacher hand-in folder.

Week 1 – 2

#1 – Intro to Modelling– create a Word document and upload it to your blog.

#2 – Maya Tutorial – complete the tutorial and post on Unit 1 page your results.

Week 2-4 –

#3 – Common Object– create your interpretation of a common object and upload work to your Unit 1 page on your blog.

Examples that may interest you.

Week 4 –

#4 Reflection-Review – answer these final questions, create a reflection, present your Common Object model, and “snip” comments left on other student blogs

Marking Rubrics

Presentation Marking Guide

PowerPoint Notes for the assignments:

Introduction to Modeling