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ARCH6087 - Manual & Digital Visualisation

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Title:Manual & Digital Visualisation
Long Title:Manual & Digital Visualisation
Module Code:ARCH6087
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: March 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: MARC O RIAIN
Module Description: This module further develops a students capacity to communicate ideas and concepts through freehand illustration using pens, pencils and markers. The module also introduces students to 3D visualisation using Sketchup and Photo manipulation using Photoshop
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognize and operate photoshop commands
LO2 Manipulate images using Photoshop
LO3 Illustrate 3 point perspectives through freehand techniques quickly and in sketch format
LO4 Iterate concepts and ideas using hand sketching on one page using pen and marker rendering techniques.
LO5 Demonstrate an ability to communicate interior spatial design proposals through 3D software.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Students enrolling in this modules should have an intermediate level of freehand sketching and orthographic drawing.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Freehand Sketching
Sketch of an interior room in 3-point perspective Develop concept sketches on a single sheet quickly, supported by marker rendering in Freehand sketches. Sketch people in various positions and perspectives in Freehand sketches. Develop a personal style for representing people in Freehand sketches.
SketchUp
Define create basic geometric forms, including polygons, arcs and use more advanced features such as the FOLLOWME tool and TEXTURE TWEAKER. Use Groups and Components to isolate geometry, know the difference between a group and a component and understand component inferencing behavior and how to edit a component. Create materials and use the materials browser and libraries. Understand how to apply SketchUp Styles. Use lighting, camera and style tools in Sketchup. Build an interior over 1 floor and apply materials in Sketchup. Export Visuals.
Photoshop
Understanding of advanced commands in Adobe Photoshop for architectural design presentation boards. Efficient use of layers and groups to manage information on canvas. Introduction to image manipulation and rendering (computer generated or hand Drawn) images in Photoshop to achieve realistic representation of materials, people and lighting within the scheme. Competencies developed in creating patterns to achieve realistic scaled materials. Vanishing point skills used to ensure correct skew is achieved with materials or imagery integrated. Lighting competencies further developed to represent daylight and artificial lighting – colour opacity, gradient, fill, lens flare, gaussian blur and soft edge brush. Using levels to improved scanned images. Colour management – Paint Bucket, gradient, opacity, modes, adjustments and fill.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Create a formal Sketch-up model of a Studio project from the previous semester. 5 40.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Montage people into visuals captured from your Sketchup model. 1,2 10.0 Week 6
Critique Create fast marker renderings in sketchbooks to develop ideas using markers, felt pens and colouring pencils. 3,4 20.0 Week 9
Project Create a presentation board for your studio project, demonstrating your sketching, 3D visualisation and montage skills, in a balanced and well proportioned board for your final studio project. 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Sketching and rendering tutorial 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Sketchup and Photoshop 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practice and application 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Sketching and rendering tutorial 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Sketchup and Photoshop 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Practice and application 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alan Hughes 2008, Interior Design Drawing, Crowood Press [ISBN: 1847970168]
  • Christina M. Scalise 2014, Interior Design Illustrated: Marker and Watercolor Techniques, Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 1609019172]
  • Daniel Tal 2013, Rendering In SketchUp, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 047064219]
  • Stephen Kliment 1984, Architectural Sketching and Rendering: Techniques for Designers and Artists, Whitney Library of Design
  • Peter Bauer 2012, Photoshop CS6 For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 1118240103]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 3 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 3 Mandatory

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