Term: Fall 2009
Meeting Time: R 11:30pm \u2013 2:15pm
Phone: 214.952.0966 (for emergencies only)
Email:to d d . fech ter @ utd allas. ed u
Office Hours: By appointment
An intensive, advanced modeling course focusing on complex 3D model creation. Students will create both
cartoon characters and realistic humans using advanced modeling techniques. Students will also learn to
model from reference images, some of which may contain nudity. Rigging and character set-up will also be
touched upon. This is an advanced course and will be treated as such. Material will be covered at a brisk
pace and students will be required to spend large amounts of time outside of class working on assignments.
The class is also taught with the assumption that students are already familiar with Maya and its modeling
Students must have completed the ATEC 3317 course and have a desire to learn more about the 3D
modeling process. Those not interested in modeling should not take this course. Students should also be
prepared to spend 10 - 20 hours per week outside of class working on assignments.
Archive materials (cd, dvd, flash drive, etc..)
Students must demonstrate satisfactory achievement of course objectives through fulfillment of course
assignments and by contributing to class discussions and critiques. Course assignments will require
students to use software and equipment available at the ATEC computer labs. Course evaluation will be
based upon the following.
A 135 - 150
B 120 - 134
C 105 - 119
D 90 - 104
F Below 90 is failing
Week 13 (Nov. 12): Final Model
Week 14 (Nov. 19): Final Model
Week 15 (Nov. 26): Thanksgiving, No class
Week 16 (Dec. 3): Final Project Model Due
Make-up Exams: Makeup exams are available only to students who have a legitimate excuse for missing
an exam, such as illness, scheduled job interview out of town, athletic team event out of town, death in the
immediate family, etc. If you know in advance that you must miss an exam, give a written notice to the
instructor in advance, and bring documentation to support your anticipated absence. If you miss an exam
unexpectedly because of last minute illness or accident, submit a note to the instructor when you return to
campus (or as e-mail attachment if you will be away for some time) with documentation of your situation.
consideration. In order to be eligible the student must have turned in the completed assignment on its
original due date and fulfilling all specified requirements. Revisions should be based upon class critique
(2) absences are allowed as personal or sick leave for this semester. Students will receive one letter grade reduction for three (3) absences. Students who accumulate four (4) absences or more should withdrawal from the course due to four (4) absences resulting in a failing grade ("F ") for the course.
the instructor and to your peers. Arriving to class more than 15 minutes late twice will be counted as one
(1) absence. Every additional late arrival will result in one (1) absence. Students may leave early with
instructor's permission; however, such occurrences should be very infrequent.
track of the goals and deadlines and to present the work to the class and instructor on the specified dates.
Late assignments may or may not be accepted based upon the discretion of the instructor and the situations
While the instructor or a guest is lecturing or demonstrating, you should be listening to the lecture or observing the demonstration, instead of emailing or web surfing. Not paying attention to lectures or demonstrations will affect your grade directly or indirectly.
The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations for the
orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and each student
organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which govern student conduct and
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