A Nationally Accredited Educational Institution

Intermediate 3D Modeling

$425.00
28 Clock Hours 18 Days 28 AIA LUs

Location

Online Dates

Grading Option

Textbooks

Course Prerequisites

Computer Hardware Requirements

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Overview

This online 3D AutoCAD course is designed as a follow-on to CAD305, for you to learn more advanced 3D solids and surfacing modeling skills. The course is taught by a licensed architect. We will focus on modeling many props, which will be integrated into the 3D model created in CAD305. Creating cameras will be included as you develop your 3D presentation model.

This course is designed to help people integrate 3D into their professional portfolio.

The class continues the project which began in CAD 305, Introduction to 3D Modeling. In CAD 306 we expand our learning to create props for a scene; we model furniture, accessories, and introduce a camera into our model. We learn more about advanced 3D modeling techniques and workflow. We create around fifteen models, populate them into a site and then we create some presentation sheet files.

This class is real-world, project based and is incredibly helpful for people who already have a good understanding of AutoCAD 3D modeling, and who want to take better advantage of the software that they already know and enjoy so much.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop 3D models from 2D plan / elevation / section drawings
  • Create solids and surfaces using more advanced 3D modeling techniques
  • Acquire relevant, advanced 3D modeling skills
  • Assess the most logical workflow to complete the 3D modeling tasks

Intended Audience

The course is designed for (1) AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD LT users with less than 6 months professional experience, (2) current AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD LT users who have not had formal training and (3) current users who are not using the software efficiently.


Grading

Class participants will receive a grade based on their competency proven in the assessments (quizzes and tests) and their participation in the discussion forums.

Class grades will be determined by the total number of points achieved in the following categories:


Reading Assessments 10%
Discussion Forums 10%
Midterm 20%
Final 60%

Final grades are determined using the following scale:


Letter Grade Percent Grade Points
A+ 98 - 100 4.00
A 94 - 97 3.67
A- 90 - 93 3.50
B+ 87 - 89 3.33
B 83 - 86 3.00
B- 80 - 82 2.67
C+ 77 - 79 2.33
C 73 - 76 2.00
C- 70 - 72 1.67
D+ 67 - 69 1.33
D 63 - 66 1.00
D- 60 - 62 0.67
F 0 - 59 0.00

The weighted values will be summed into total points achieved.


Open Labs

Open labs are available for use in completing homework assignments and for additional "practice time" for all of our students who are within a convenient driving distance of our San Diego campus.

There is an additional cost for technical support setting up your computer system loading the Autodesk software, if you need that additional support. Please contact our Program Manager at 619-758-9300 or learn@vdci.edu to receive that information.


AutoDesk Certification Objectives

DRAW OBJECTS PROFESSIONALLY

  • Draw lines and rectangles
  • Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons

DRAW WITH ACCURACY

  • Use object-snap tracking
  • Use Coordinate Systems
  • Make isometric drawings

MODIFY OBJECTS

  • Move and copy objects
  • Rotate and scale objects
  • Create and use arrays
  • Trim and extend objects
  • Offset and mirror objects
  • Use grip editing
  • Fillet and chamfer objects

USE ADDITIONAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES

  • Draw and edit polylines
  • Blend between objects with splines
  • Apply hatches and gradients

ORGANIZE OBJECTS

  • Change object properties
  • Alter layer assignments for objects
  • Control layer visibility
  • Assign properties by object or layer
  • Manage layer properties

REUSE EXISTING CONTENT

  • Work with blocks
  • Manage block attributes
  • Reference external drawings and images

ANNOTATE DRAWINGS

  • Add and modify text
  • Use dimensions

LAYOUTS AND PRINTING

  • Create layouts
  • Use viewports
  • Set printing and plotting options

Certification / Accreditation

  • Autodesk Course e-certificate: The VDCI onsite and online courses are approved by Autodesk.
  • cadteacher/VDCI is an Authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC).
  • State of California Approval - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for both online and onsite learning.
  • National Accreditation - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). All of our courses are regulated and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Autodesk Professional Certification Exams: For many of their software programs, Autodesk offers User and Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and to become Certified Autodesk Professionals. As an Autodesk Certified Professional, you can enhance your credibility and can accelerate your professional development. Many employers insist on hiring Autodesk Certified Professionals.

Course Prerequisites

  • CAD 305 or equivalent training with instructor approval or three months working with 3D AutoCAD modeling in a professional environment.

Computer Hardware Requirements

Materials Required

Software

  • AutoCAD

Textbook

  • Mastering AutoCAD

Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.

If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.

Downloads

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.

Syllabus

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Discussion Forums

There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.

The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.

The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade.  Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

VDCI Student Lounge

The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.

Course Lessons

Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin modeling the furniture and props for a scene at the beach cottage.

  • PROJECT: Model Gustav Stickley Swing Seat
  • PROJECT: Model Gustav Stickley Card Table

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue modeling the furniture and props for a scene at the beach cottage.

  • PROJECT: Model Gustav Stickley Tabouret
  • PROJECT: Model Gustav Stickley Easy Chair

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue modeling the props for a scene at the beach cottage.

  • PROJECT:  Position Furniture into the Scene
  • PROJECT:  Model Wine Glass
  • PROJECT:  Model Soft Drink
  • PROJECT:  Model Plate

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students continue modeling the props for a scene at the beach cottage. Deliverable sheets are created.

  • PROJECT:  Model Flower Bowl
  • PROJECT:  Model Flower Arrangement
  • PROJECT:  Model Napkin and Napkin Ring
  • PROJECT:  Model Cutlery
  • PROJECT:  Position Props into the Scene
  • PROJECT:  Compose Presentation Sheets

Schedule

ONLINE

cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES

Quarter 4
Dec 07 - Dec 24, 2018 ONLINE
2019 Quarter 1
Jan 04 - Jan 21, 2019 ONLINE
Jan 25 - Feb 11, 2019 ONLINE
Feb 15 - Mar 04, 2019 ONLINE
Mar 08 - Mar 25, 2019 ONLINE
Mar 29 - Apr 15, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 2
Apr 19 - May 06, 2019 ONLINE
May 10 - May 27, 2019 ONLINE
May 31 - Jun 17, 2019 ONLINE
Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 3
Jul 12 - Jul 29, 2019 ONLINE
Aug 02 - Aug 19, 2019 ONLINE
Aug 23 - Sep 09, 2019 ONLINE
Sep 13 - Sep 30, 2019 ONLINE
Quarter 4
Oct 04 - Oct 21, 2019 ONLINE
Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019 ONLINE
Nov 15 - Dec 02, 2019 ONLINE
Dec 06 - Dec 23, 2019 ONLINE
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