124a su14 Project

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Students will explore the 3D digital workspace through the investigation and representation of several Case Study Houses. Working individually, students will complete weekly exercises that will incorporate digital and hand drawn methods to produce produce a rigorous set of drawings and renderings.
Assessment objectives

Assessment objectives include:

  • Ability to draw orthographically and clearly represent graphic information through line weight and line type using 3D tools.
  • Ability to use 3D modeling tools to create an accurate an accurate 3D model from 2D drawings.
  • Ability to work across digital programs in post-processing to produce final presentation documents.
Exercise Type Project
Evaluation Criteria
High Pass
Clear and precise drawings using linetype and lineweight correctly to clearly express graphic information. Drawings are dimensioned and scaled correctly. A tight 3D model with a high level of craft and attention to detail. Renderings contain a high attention to detail with accurately rendered textures, shadows, linework, and post processing. Presentation boards are composed well, emphasizing each drawings relationship to the others, creating a cohesive project narrative.
Drawings are graphically clear and contain a variety of lineweights and linetypes. 3D model shows good level of craft and detail. Renderings use hand drawn materials, shadow, linework, and post processing. Drawings are composed well for final presentation, although drawings, Renderings, or both contain some issues.
Low Pass
Drawings lack diversity of lineweight and linetype and are difficult to read. Drawings are scaled and/or dimension incorrectly. 3D model lacks attention to detail and organization with low levels of craft. Renderings are basic, showing little evidence of texture, shadow, linework, and post post-processing. Final presentation is unorganized and unclear. Several issues are found in both 2D and 3D representation.
Drawings are graphically illegible and/or incomplete, with no lineweights or linetypes. Drawings are scaled incorrectly with insufficient information. 3D model has no detail and no organizational hierarchy. Renderings are incomplete and have no texture, shadow, linework, or post processing work. Presentation is unorganized, or student does not pin-up for final review.
Uses Tool(s) Tool:Rhino v4.x , Tool:Illustrator CS5 , Tool:Photoshop CS5 , Tool:Drafting Board , Tool:InDesign CS5 , Tool:Plotters and Printers
Uses Workflow(s)

Case Study Buildings

Each student will be assigned one of the case study houses from the list below and will work on their assigned house from Week 1 until the Final Review.
  • Case Study House #8 - Eames House - Charles and Ray Eames, 1949
  • Case Study House #20b - Bass House - C. Buff, C. Straub, D. Hensman, 1958
  • Case Study House #21b - Walter Bailey House - Pierre Koenig, 1958
  • Case Study House #22 - Stahl House - Pierre Koenig, 1960

Schedule + Deliverables

Week 1 - June 27th
  • Collect information on assigned case study house
  • Scan information and import into Rhino, scaling appropriately
  • Trace plans and sections in Rhino with accuracy
  • Create appropriate Rhino Layers for Lineweights and Linetypes

Week 1 Course Page

Week 2 - July 4th (Attendance Optional)
  • Review 2D orthographic drawings traced in Rhino
  • Create 3D model from 2D drawings in Rhino
  • Create appropriate Rhino layers for materials

Week 2 Course Page

Week 3 - July 11th
  • Review 3D model from Week 2
  • Export 2D Orthographic drawings and Perspective Views from Rhino to Illustrator
  • Apply appropriate lineweights in Illustrator

Week 3 Course Page

Week 4 - July 18th
  • Review Illustrator Drawings from Week 3
  • Set up render environment in Vray for Rhino
  • Create renderings with sunlight system for shadows

Week 4 Course Page

Week 5 - July 25th
  • Review Renderings from Week 4
  • Hand draw materials for render textures
  • Scan and edit materials in Photoshop
  • Apply textures to digital model

Week 5 Course Page

Week 6 - August 1st
  • Review renderings with texture mapping added from Week 5
  • Begin fine tuning renderings with post processing
  • Bring in entourage to renderings (people, furniture, etc.)
  • Begin to finalize drawings

Week 6 Course Page

Week 7 - August 8th
  • Pin-up and review layout for final presentation
  • Practice verbal presentation for final review
  • Finalize all drawings and renderings

Week 7 Course Page

Week 8 - August 15th FINAL REVIEW
  • Drawings plotted in presentation format
  • Pinned up and prepared for presentation

Week 8 Course Page