Ohio State University, Department of Art
Art & Technology Course Syllabus Fall Semester 2013
Location: Hopkins Annex, Room 180A, B and C & the Dimensional
Imaging Research Lab, Room 167
Days and Time: (Tues/Thurs 3:55PM - 6:40PM)
*1 Semester sequence; 2- 3 hr. labs per week; 3 credit hrs;
Repeatable to a max of 6 cr hrs.
Prerequisites: - Art 2500: Digital Imaging or permission
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Phone: (614) 292-5072, Art Department Phone.
Mailbox: Room 258 Hopkins Hall (Art Department Main Office)
Office Hours / Availability Outside of Class Time: before
or after class or by appointment.
of concepts, aesthetics, procedures and practice of sculpting
on the computer with 3D modeling tools for generation of
form, environment and character. Includes output to 2D and
3D rapid prototyping printers, laser cutters and CNC mill.
Produce conceptually interesting and formally compelling
Understand the principles of 3D computer modeling and sculpture.
Have fun and accept learning and creativity as your primary
Relate traditional sculpture principles of form, material
and site and utilize 3D modeling to virtually give rise
to an installation or sculpture
Offer intelligent and informed critiques.
Develop original ideas and concepts.
Develop an awareness of artist working in the field.
Develop and understand methods of rapid prototyping output
from your models.
demonstrate the ability to work with numerous 3D software
Student demonstrate an understanding of output methods and
file formats for various approaches
Students develop and display an ability to critically analyze
and discuss approaches to 3D modeling and artists working
to advance the field.
Students develop a unique creative voice and a personal
approach to using 3D software as an expressive tool
Students complete multiple 3D modeled projects and output
projects for display in the end of the Semester Art &
course will focus on conceptualization and research as a
driving force for realization of 3D modeled-environments,
installations, objects, sculpture and characters in the
virtual spaces of the computer. Pencil sketches will serve
as guides to translating designs into 3D and all will be
used for visualization, reification and further research
for final output. Our focus will be on appropriate techniques
for using and thinking about 3D software in preparation
for constructing environments, objects and for animation
studies and this course explore outputing 3D models and
physicalizing our virtual forms.
Various file formats will permit access to the CNC mill
and other rapid prototyping systems including the laser
cutter in the Dimensional Imaging Research Laboratory. Class
content will include software demos, discussions of artists
working in the field, development of concept, aesthetics
and the techniques and processes used in creating virtual
3D installation and physical sculptural objects. Instruction
will include lectures and video as well as in and out of
class reading assignments.
For this semesters course we will be using MAYA
and Sculptris for generating bump maps,
Adobe Illustrator for creating splines and Adobe Photoshop
for compositing when necessary.
The primary goal of this course will be for you to understand
the concepts and practice of utilizing 3D software as a
tool of ideation, workflow production and for testing and
visualizing conceptually driven works of art and invention.
A secondary goal will be to learn techniques of rapid prototyping
of your 3D forms and to learn about artists who are creating
and pushing the boundaries of how to utilize 3D software
in a fine arts context.
Final 3D designs may be printed out on ink jet printers
and at least one of your 3D models will be output utilizing
the Dimensional Imaging Lab and/or off campus facilities
such as Laser Reproductions in Columbus Ohio.
This class will also take a field trip to Laser Reproductions.
I believe in the power of the software manual. We will be
using these along with online learning resources.
Attendance is a must. A student may only be absent
from 3 classes without a letter of excuse. On the 4th absence
the class grade will be lowered by one full letter grade.
of class reading and writing assignments will also be required
and graded throughout the semester.
Homework assignments are due at the beginning
of class on the date they are due. Please do not
believe you can come to class and quickly render your assignments
and turn them in as this will constitute a late assignment.
Please back up all work. It is not an excuse
to come to class and say my computer crashed as in the digital
age you are expected to back all up.
Name your assignments with this convention.
John_Doe_1, or John_Doe_2 for each assignment.
Evaluation will be based on
The conceptual elegance of your ideas and the excellent
3D craft you use to express them.
2. The quality of class participation, including contribution
to critiques, discussions and in class presentations.
3. The quality of your completed assignments which demonstrates
the comprehension of class concepts, demonstration of your
effort in achieving your goals and the exploration of new
ideas in support of your personal artistic development.
4. Students must demonstrate satisfactory achievement of
course objectives through fulfillment of course projects
and by contributing to class discussions and critiques.
5. All projects will require students to work both inside
and outside of class. Assignments turned in late will be
decreased by 1/2 points for each day the assignment is late.
Example: 20 points will equal 10 after 1 day. 20 points
will be 5 points after 2 days late.
6. Participation in the End of semester Exhibition and Final
End of semester Show:
There is an end of the semester exhibition at the Hopkins
Hall Gallery and the hallway for all students in Art and
is scheduled for TBA and is a requirement for all
down of show is TBA
& Tech Exhibition Stochastic Ressonance" : Opening
Dec 3rd- Video screenings at 7 pm. Animation
screenings in Collaboratory. Location: Hopkins Hall Gallery
at The Ohio State University. Open hours tuesday 12-4.
& Tech Exhibition" is the semester
juried showcase of Art + Technology, which
displays, undergraduate and graduate students works in new
media, hybrid forms, video, holography, 2D/3D modeling/animation,
interactive robotics and algorithmic composition, sound,
digital imaging and web-based artworks.
week before finals: bring $4 to contribute to the refreshments
the final exhibition of your work the work must be professionally
presented - framed, performed and/or put on a pedestal.
any other installation needs, please check with the professor
at least two weeks before the end of the semester exhibition.
will be responsible for bringing what you will need for
the installation of your work including extension cords,
gaffers tape and special hardware. There are some pedistals
available but you should think about this in advance.
to be appointed to the set up crew, food crew or breakdown
and clean up crew.
work should be removed by finals week or it will be discarded.
OSU Offices closed:
Class participation = 10 points
and Writing Assignments / Homework = 10 points
Assignment 1 = 5 points
2 = 10 points
3 = 15 points
4 = 20 points
5 and participation in Final Show = 30 points
Total possible points = 100 points
A = 94 - 100 A- = 90 - 93
B+ = 88 - 89 B = 83 - 87 B- = 80 - 82
C+ = 78 - 79 C = 73 - 77 C- = 71 - 72 D+ = 69 - 70
D = 64 - 68 E = 0 - 63
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practices in connection with examinations. The use of copyrighted
music, images or video in class projects is strictly prohibited.
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