- July 16, 2020
MCD4730 – Foundations of 3D Assignment 1 – Trimester 2, 2020 Modelling a Found Object Submission Guidelines This is an individual Assignment; group work is not permitted. Deadline: Sunday Week 4, 11:55pm. Weighting: 20% of your final mark for the unit. Submission Instructions: A zip file containing your Maya project folder, your PDF documentation, and your PDF renders. Your tutor may ask you to model part of your assignment in class to determine that you have completed the work yourself. Failure to do this to an acceptable level will result in you being referred to the Subject Leader for plagiarism. Late Submission: • By submitting a Special Consideration Form • Or, without special consideration, you lose 5 marks per day that you submit late (including weekends). Submissions will not be accepted more than 10 days late. This means that if you got Y marks, only Y-nx5 will be counted where n is the number of days you submit late. Marks: This Assignment is marked out of 100 marks and is worth 20% of your total unit marks. Plagiarism: It is an academic requirement that the work you submit be original. If there is any evidence of copying (including from online sources without proper attribution), collaboration, pasting from websites or textbooks, Zero Marks may be awarded for the whole assignment, the unit or you may be suspended or excluded from your course. Monash Colleges policies on plagiarism, collusion, and cheating are available here. Brief This assessment requires you to faithfully re-create a real-world object in 3D virtual environment. Throughout the course of the assessment you will be required to: find an appropriate physical real-work object, model it in 3D, apply basic materials and lighting, and render the final finished object. You will present your object as 3 different 3D renders/images that have been carefully curated to illustrate your chosen object in the best possible light. You are also required to document your process throughout the entirety of the assessment and include said documentation in your assignment submission. Object Selection It is a requirement of this Assessment that you choose an actual physical object that you own or have access to which you can hold and move and analyse to assist your modelling process. It’s also important that you choose an object that is not too difficult or not difficult enough to pose a meaningful modelling challenge. It is required that you get your object approved by your tutor and post your object on the Assignment 1 forum within the second week of the assessment (in this case, the Week 3 class) before you can start the modelling process. Small items at home, miscellaneous trinkets, souvenirs, children’s toys, small collectables – these kinds of objects usually make good subjects for this assessment. Phones, USB flash drives and car keys are unoriginal ideas that are unlikely to be approved. Deliverables Submissions for this Assignment should contain the following items: a. A Maya project folder with 3 scene files. This should contain 3 progressive scenes showing the progression of your work, as well as a progression of your materials, and lighting techniques. b. Three JPEG renders in a 2-Page PDF Document This should include: o 1 Full-Page Image o 2 Half-Page landscape images, on a single place. The Full-Page image should show the whole object clearly and cleanly. The two similar images should aim to be more artistic and illustrate the image in creative and interesting ways. c. Documentation as a PDF Document. Your documentation should contain references, screenshots, analysis, and meaning descriptions of your technical decision-making process with the aim of illustrating your process for this assignment. Submission is via Moodle. All submitted items must be named in a clear and logical way and compressing into a single .zip file, which should be named with the Assessment number and your name. The maximum total file size for this submission is 100MB Assessment Criteria Your submission will be graded on the following broad categories: A. Submission Requirements Adherence – Maya Project Folder, Correct Renders and Project files. B. 3D modelling procedure and geometry. – Modelling accuracy & interpretation – Clean and efficient geometry – Understanding of modelling techniques C. Texturing, UV mapping and colouring techniques. – Application of Materials – Understanding of Lighting Techniques – Quality of Shadows D. Presentation and composition of your scene. – Overall quality & visual impact of render – Use of camera to adequately illustrate object – Understanding of scene composition E. Written and Visual documentation. – Object Analysis (Posted on the Moodle forum) – Modelling – Materials – Lighting/Shadows – Camera Composition/Rendering Late Penalties Any submission received after the due date without a prior arranged extension will receive a 5 marks reduction to their final mark per day late for a maximum of ten days (50 mark reduction in total). Submissions received more than 10 days after the due date without a prior arranged extension will not be accepted. Software Limitations You MUST use Maya to Model your Assignments. Assignments that are modelled using software other than Maya, will receive a 0 for the Modelling components.