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  • NONAC04071

Introduction to Architectural Visualisation

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Learn how to produce photo realistic architectural renders and animations.

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn how to produce photo realistic architectural renders, photo montage, 3D architectural animations, 3D printing and virtual reality models (VR) using the industry standard Twinmotion, Lumion and Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.

This short course is ideal for building designers, interior designers, technicians, architects, and architectural students.

Weekly topics include (please note these will vary in order and context with each class as your industry expert tailors learning to your class):

Week 1 - Introduction:
•  Introduction
•  Online resources
•  Twinmotion interface and terminology
•  Lumion interface and terminology
•  Applying materials
•  Setting up/correcting a 3D model for importing to a rendering package
•  Starting a rendering package
•  Day lighting and render settings

Week 2 - Twinmotion/Lumion: Materials and camera settings:
• Creating materials
•  User material library
•  Adding vegetation and entourage
•  Camera settings
•  Location and north point
•  Bbackground
•  Exporting images

Week 3 - Twinmotion/Lumion: Materials continued and entourage:
•  Reflections.  Reflection cube/sphere vs SSR
•  User object library
•  Importing .fbx files
•  Scatter and paint
•  Camera views
• Sphere backgrounds
•  Geolocate

Week 4 - Twinmotion/Lumion: Materials continued:
•  Creating advanced materials
•  Materials. Bump maps
•  Creating advanced materials, water
•  Section box

Week 5 - Twinmotion/Lumion: Lighting:
•  Lighting
•  Night time render settings

Week 6 - Twinmotion/Lumion: Lighting continued:
•  Lighting
•  Effects

Week 7 - 3D Printing:
•  Export for 3D printing
•  Export to VR (virtual reality)

Week 8 - 3D Printing and Post Production Techniques:
•  Print 3D model
•  Introduction to Photoshop/InDesign: techniques to produce digital presentation
•  Master Pages
•  Paragraph/Character Styles

Week 9 - Post Production: Photoshop and inDesign:
•  InDesign. Setting up a presentation board
•  Introduction to Photoshop
•  Interface and basic toolset
•  Using selection tools to grab pixels and change hue 
•  Starting/opening and image/project

Week 10 - Post Production: Photoshop and inDesign continued:
•  Moving selection between layers / projects
•  Masking 
•  Cutting and using entourage

Week 11 - Post Production:
•  Colour and pattern fill – creating a pattern
•  Lighting effects
•  Adding shadows
•  Custom brushes
•  Introduction to adjustment layers

Week 12 - Post Production: Photoshop; photo montage:
•  Twinmotion setting up a camera view for photo montage
•  Merging a 3D realistic image of a building with a real photo of the existing site
•  Text tools, fonts
•  Smart shapes
•  Create logo
•  Photo montage

Week 13 - Animation: Twinmotion/Lumion:
•  Animating a scene
•  Fly through architectural animation 
•  Light and Shadow (sciography) study renderings

Week 14 - Animation: Twinmotion/Lumion continued:
•  Fly through architectural animation 
•  Animated objects on a path
•  User path
•  Light and Shadow (sciography) study renderings

Week 15 - Animation continued:
•  Animated water
•  Animating an object
•  Exporting
•  Editing movie files Adobe premiere/Windows movie maker
•  Adjusting speed and timing

Week 16 - Editing:
•  Add logo to animation
•  Add captions and titles to animation

Week 17 - Editing continued:
•  Produce final package and presentation

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University pathways

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

  • Computer skills are essential.
  • Skills in CAD software is recommended.
  • If you are under the age of 17 years, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with capacity to run Twinmotion and/or Lumion software, as well as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland