Course code MākZ1511
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 48
E-courses MākZ1511: Basics of Digital Construction
Course annotation The aim of this course is to teach basics of constructions of 3D buildings using computer software ArchiCAD, continuing student's knowledge in computer graphics. 3D software is wide used in projecting and arts. It combines elements of raster and vector graphics to give an oportunity to model architectural objects.

Results Students will gain knowledge about principles of digital construction - collecting information, gaining 3D information and setting up project. Knowledge about Virtual Building and it's difference between simple 3D geometry will be gained. Students will get skills to use object creating and treatment tools: walls, slabs, beams, columns, roofs, library objects. Students will gain competences to choose most usable and effective tools for quality and fast project creating according to project.


Course plan 1. Setting up work environment. Drawing using primitives. L2+Ld2
2. Creating of standard 3D objects. L2+Ld2
3. Treatment of standard 3D objects. L2+Ld2
4. Transformations and grouping of objects. L2+Ld2
5. Preforming and export of drawings. L2+Ld2
6. Collocation of library objects. L2+Ld2
7. Setting up materials and rendering. L2+Ld2
8. Postprocessing and composing of visualisations. L2+Ld2

Requirements for obtaining credit points Credits and mark 10 maximum is given to students if:
3 intermediate exams are passed within 20% of total mark each,
and submitting final work, with maximum 40% value of total mark.

Study programmes Art