Obligatory, Semester 3, ECTS: 4
The course aims at the students' delving into and further familiarizing themselves with the systems of 3D computer aided design.
Complete systems of 3D design, such as Architectural Desktop, 3D Studio MAX are presented and an introduction into the field of Virtual Reality is also made.
The possibilities offered by the use of computers in various stages of the design procedure, such as the exploration of the 3D geometric form, the examination of variations and alternatives, as well as representation techniques are explored.
The course doesn't aim at the use of 3D design software as a substitute for architectural models but as a tool for exploring architectural design.