4.503 / 4.562
Advanced Visualization: Architecture in Motion Graphics

This course provides an opportunity to undertake a design and visualization project with an emphasis on the use of computer graphics animation and video production media. Students will be introduced to advanced visualization and video editing software, and explore the relationships between spatial design and its representation in motion graphics format.

The main target of the course is to exploit the sense of phenomena, event and movement in space. The class suggests the use of film theories as referential background for the creation of architectural motion graphics.

Technical topics include global illumination, radiosity rendering, texture mapping, montage, sound effect, key framing, motion tracking, motion dynamics, inverse kinematics, chroma keying, and virtual set. Additional exploration includes character animation and interactive game engine to limited scopes.

Final project is to design a place for architectural scenes and create a short film as its narrative.

Undergraduate students should sign up for 4.503 (U level credits). Graduate students should sign up for 4.562 (H level credits). Visit the course website for more details.