2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Teaching 3D Modeling and Design

Godwin, Wayne         (252) 328-2358
      Assoc. Professor
      East Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Art 3442 Products and Environments Samples of student work from Art 3442 will be shared at the poster session. Form•Z is the primary software package for Art 3442 Products and Environments. The class is structured to include the study of three dimensional modeling and virtual reality as a design tool. The class has worked in the reconfigurable advanced visualization environment (RAVE) for the past two years. Students in the class create three-dimensional models in Form•Z that are translated with NuGraph software and viewed in the RAVE virtual reality (VR) system. This system provides an environment in which the students can see the models they create in 3d stereo with interactivity and real time animation. Projects in Art 3442 are developed to allow for personal growth and development through self-exploration and discovery. Four problems are presented in the 14-week class with each project focusing on a different design process. In addition to individual development, social dynamics are developed through group projects. A multidisciplinary approach to digital media and industrial design are developed through a balance of process, product, and professional development. The class is the students’ first exposure to Industrial Design within the curriculum.

Session type:
Poster session (all day, 45 minutes interactive)

Time slots:
P2 - Fr 2:45 - 3:30


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