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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Realistic Architectural 3D Modeling

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via edX

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Architectural visualization helps architects and designers work collaboratively and communicate ideas more efficiently.

This course, regardless of your industry background, will share basic concepts of Architectural Visualization. The course will use Blender,a free and open source tool, to demonstrate the concepts in this course, including:

  • Rigid Modeling
  • Soft Modeling
  • Cycles Render Engine
  • Cycles Materials
  • Cycles Shaders
  • Texturing and Light settings


Chapter 1: Rigid Modeling

  • Modeling rigid objects

Chapter 2: Soft Modeling and introduction to Cycles render engine

  • Modeling organic objects
  • Introduction to Cycles render engine
  • Applying Cycles Materials- Basic process

Chapter 3: Understanding Cycles Shaders

  • Types of Shaders
  • Creating Cycles materials

Chapter 4: Texturing and Light settings

  • Applying textures to right scale
  • Understanding ways to illuminate a scene
  • Rendering the final output

Chapter 5: Mini Project

Taught by

Sameer Sahasrabudhe, Kaumudi Sahasrabudhe and Kavita Narvekar



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