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Industrial Design Courses

3D Modeling 1.1

Course No. IND 303  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert

This course focused on introducing students to 3D digital modeling for the industrial design profession. It employs a surface modeling approach using Auto Desk Alias Design software to create multiple class driven projects. Study consists of a lecture/demo format in a computer lab environment. In class work will emphasize key modeling concepts and will be supplemented with student-driven projects intended to develop practical application strategies and skills. Junior standing is required for registration of this class. Offered junior fall.

3D Modeling 1.2

Course No. IND 304  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 1.1

This course is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling (IND303) course with an emphasis on an expanded knowledge of surface modeling techniques. An emphasis will be placed on surface continuity and transition, in addition to exploration of organic forms. Students will acquaint themselves with the process of preparing and exporting files for output. Rapid prototyping will be introduced with and opportunity to created physical parts using an on site three-dimensional printer. Additional methods and resources for rapid prototyping will also be introduced. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 1.1). Offered junior spring.

3D Modeling 2.1

Course No. IND 403  Credits: 3.0
Faculty D. Ed Covert
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 1.2

This advanced digital modeling course offers the option to continue surface modeling using Auto Desk ALIAS (for students interested in automotive design) or Solid Works to for those interested in gaining exposure to solid modeling (for students interested in product design). The ALIAS option will include advanced methods for exterior surfacing, while the Solid Works option will focus on the user interface and basic solid modeling procedures. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 1.2). Offered senior fall.

3D Modeling 2.2

Course No. IND 404  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) 3D Modeling 2.1

This is a continuation of the fall 3D Modeling course (IND403) with an option to continue Auto Desk ALIAS Automotive (for automotive design) or Solid works (for product design). The Auto Desk ALIAS Automotive option will focus on advanced presentation rendering techniques for automotive design including key frame animation and rendering procedures. Projects will culminate in fully modeled exterior or interior design presented as a finished animation of students own design. The Solid Works option will focus on surface modeling techniques and the differences and advantages of combining solids with surface modeling techniques. Areas of study will include surfacing tools loft and boundary and continuity options for curvature and 3D sketching. Additionally advanced editing techniques will be explored. (prerequisite: 3D Modeling 2.1). Offered senior spring.

3D Modeling for Transportation 1.1

Course No. IND 454T  Credits: 3.0

This course is the first in a two-course sequence focused on 3D Modeling for transportation design. It is essential for transportation designs students to develop and translate 2D design concepts into accurate 3D models. This course is intended to provide a foundation in 3D modeling specific to the transportation industry. Students will learn the basic modeling strategies and techniques focused on vehicle interiors. Studio lab time will include lectures, demos, in-class exercises, outside projects and one-on-one instruction. Required of senior Transportation Track students. Offered fall.

3D Modeling for Transportation 1.2

Course No. IND 455T  Credits: 3.0

This course is the second in a two-course sequence focused on 3D Modeling for transportation design. Instruction is focused on advanced 3D modeling specific to the transportation industry. Students will learn modeling strategies and techniques focused on vehicle exteriors. Studio lab time will include lectures, demos, in-class exercises, outside projects and one-on-one instruction. Required of senior Transportation Track students. Offered spring.

Advanced Automotive Design Language 2.1

Course No. IND 452T  Credits: 3.0

In the first semester of Advanced Automotive Design Language course, students will learn how to develop design language based on brand literacy, how to use form languages to communicate functional ideas and how to develop new design language based on observation of trends. Course phases were set to help students build up understanding and skills step-by-step from proportion, to vehicle architecture, to detail refinement and material/color trim. Students will place emphasis on developing automotiverelated form-giving methods and design communication through sketching, rendering, physical modeling and verbal/ visual presentation. Studio time will include formal lectures, demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Required of senior Transportation Track students. Offered fall.

Advanced Automotive Design Language 2.2

Course No. IND 453T  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Haishan Deng

In the second semester of Advanced Automotive Design Language course, students will learn how to develop high quality vehicle design by balancing proportion, function, aesthetic, brand language and trends. Course phases were set to help students build up understanding and skills step by step from proportion, vehicle architecture to detail refinement and material/color trim. Students will place emphasis on developing automotiverelated form-giving methods and design communication through sketching, rendering, physical modeling and verbal/ visual presentation. Studio time will include formal lectures. demos, one-day assignments, work time and one-on-one instruction. Required of senior Transportation Track students. Offered spring.

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