3D Imaging 三維影像設計



Date Content Teaching Material Video

Week01 - Lesson01

16 Sep 2022 (Fri)


Introduction–Understanding the 3D environment. The 3ds Max user interface, Command Panels. Basic Skill. Setting Preferences Correctly-Viewport navigation and Configuration.


01 Interface

 02 Navigation and Viewport

Week02 - Lesson02

23 Sep 2022 (Fri)


Getting Started– Arnold Rendering Basic Skill. Prior Knowledge about shading and lighting is recommended. Even thought the course is targeted for beginners.


03 basic skill

Week03 - Lesson03

30 Sept 2022 (Fri)


Standard Primitive– Basic Part 1 (Classowork 1)

Creating primitive objects

Using modifiers to alter an object's shapes

Cloning objects to build complex geometry


04 Standard Primitive

Week04 - Lesson04

7 Oct 2022 (Fri)


Standard Primitive – Basic Part 2 (Classwork 1)

Aligning object to each other

Creating an array of objects

Using Boolean operators to change the shape of an object


05 Renderer


14 Oct 2022

Annual General Meeting

Week06 - Lesson05

21 Oct 2022 (Fri)


UVW Map & Unwrap UVW – Texture Mapping for different types of 3d models. The principles of materials and surfaces. Introduction to the materials editor. Other types of material. Applying material. Using 2d maps. Introduction to UVW Mapping. Editing UVW map Coordinates. Applying materials and maps.


UVW map & Unwrap UVW Unwrap UVW

Week07 - Lesson06

28 Oct 2022 (Fri)


Basic Polygon Modeling Part 1 (Classwork 2) – Polygon Modeling tools. Polygon theory.

Creating and Editing 3D polygon objects.


Character Design


Polygon Modeling Part 1


4 Nov 2022 (Fri)

Cancel Class

Week09 - Lesson07

11 Nov 2022 (Fri)


Basic Polygon Modeling Part 2 (Classwork 2) - Using 2D maps. Editable Poly. Subdivision Surface Modeling.

Polygon Modeling Part2

Week010 - Lesson08

18 Nov 2022 (Fri)


Lighting - Introduction to Lighting System. Creation of a Daylight system to illuminate a scene with geographic accuracy.

Daylight illumination of building interiors using the Sky Portal.

Exposure Control.

Shadow creation and definition.

Night time illumination using adjustable photometric lights

Lighting Part 1

Week11 - Lesson09

25 Nov 2022 (Fri)


Basic Animation (Classwork 3) – General Principles. Working with key-frames.

Animation objects and camera with Auto-key, and Set-key animation. Video editing.

Lighting Part 2

Lighting Part 3

Week11 - Lesson10

2 Dec 2022 (Fri)


Mixamo – Animate 3D Character for games, film and more, Empowering creativity with animation 3D Charater.

Bone, Rigging Skin, Matte Material, HDRI



Week12 - Lesson11

9 Dec 2022 (Fri)


Camera Track (3ds max and After effect) – The Camera Tracker utility synchronizes a background by animating the movement of a camera inside 3ds max to match the movement of a real camera that was used to shoot a movie.

After effect plugin

3ds max

After effect

Week13 - Lesson12

16 Dec 2022 (Fri)

10:00 - 13:00

Research and Development


3DS Max Rigging


Arnold Shadow

Biped Rigging

Week14 - Lesson13

23 Dec 2022 (Fri)

10:00 - 13:00

Tutorial, Rendering images

Week15 - Lesson14

30 Dec 2022 (Fri)

10:00 - 13:00

Tutorial, Rendering images

Week16 - Lesson15

6 Jan 2023 (Fri)

10:00 - 13:00

PPT with video link & all supporting document



Evaluation Criteria : %
1. Classwork
2. Project
3. Major Project
Final Project Create a communicative functional environment in 3D space

Students are required to create a set design for a promotional event.  The theme of the event can be a live performance, exhibition, product/Service promotion, or other specific messages.  A sequence will be rendered from a moving camera as display previsualization. 


  1. To analyze the key concepts and techniques for the creation of 3D animation; 
  2. To construct scenes and objects by using industry-standard software;
  3. To demonstrate the origins of ideas by referencing sources used in work.


  1. Students are required to design a scene and built it as a 3D environment.
  2. A QuickTime movie (.mov) of the scene with camera movement rendered in 720(w) x 576(h) pixel, time duration should not less than 10 secs.
    * Compressor: H.264 in ‘Best’ quality, frame rate 25 per second.
  3. At least three rendered images in 3508px x 2480px to show the details of model and mapping. Details of design can be featured by close-up renders.
  4. An accessible link of research, concept sketches, idea development, floor plan and all production files (3ds max file and its related mapping files) should be shown in PPT
  5. The final film should be uploaded to YouTube and the video link to be shown in PPT
  6. Students are required to have PowerPoint presentation of their works which showing the whole process of production.
  7. The PPT with links of video and work should be uploaded to Blackboard.

Assessment Weighting

  1. Research & idea development 20%
  2. Technical competency 80%
    • Animation & rendering 20%
    • Modelling & mapping 60%

Submission Date

Lesson 12   Research 

Lesson 14   Rendered images

Lesson 15   PPT with video link & all supporting document 


In case some students may have problems rendering video at home during COVID lockdown, low-res render or wireframe animation directly played in the timeline is accepted.

Final Project Submission Date

6 January 2023

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Fanny Fan

Programme Administration Unit

Division of Design, Technology & Business
Hong Kong College of Technology

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Division of Design, Technology & Business
Hong Kong College of Technology