DPS936 Course Outline

Course Code: DPS936
Course Name: Game Content Creation
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
In game development, 3D modelling tools are used to generate graphical content such as models and animations. This course will explore how content is created both interactively and through coding. Students will learn to create and alter 3D content using both means.
Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTP305
Mode of Instruction: Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
Learning Outcomes:
* Create models interactively using a 3D content creation tool
* Create 2d textures and materials for models.
* Implement algorithms that create 3D models
* Write scripts to extend 3D content cration tools
Topic Outline:
Interactive 3D Modeling
* Basics of a 3D content creation
* Optimizations for game modeling

Textures and materials
* Unwrapping
* How to create textures and materials

Procedural Modeling
* Model creation through the use of scripts
* Topics in Procedural Modeling
* Introduction to L-Systems (lindenmayer systems)
* Plugin creation
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:
Online reference material:
gimp.org for GIMP
python.org for Python
scriptspot.com for MAXScript
blender.org for Blender
Promotion Policy:
  • Achieve a passing grade on the final exam
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  • Achieve a passing grade on the overall course

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Assignments 60%
Labs 20%
Final Exam 20%

Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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