73474 - Techniques of Representation T (A-K)

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the aspects of materials simulation and 3D digital models rendering, and the bases of images perception and digital image processing.

Course contents

  • Digital images
  • Lighting models
  • Texturing
  • Conversion from 3D to 2D plan
  • Global Illumination and shadows
  • Reflection Mapping and Image Based Lighting


  • R.Scateni, P.Cignoni, C.Montani, R.Scopigno, Fondamenti di grafica tridimensionale interattiva, ed. McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2005
  • M.Rossi, V. Lovecchio, M. Gaiani (a cura di), Metodi di prototipazione digitale e visualizzazione per il disegno industriale, ed. POLI.desig, Milano, 2003
  • D. Marini, M. Bertolo, A. Rizzi, Comunicazione visiva digitale, ed. Addison Welley, Milano, 2001
  • M.Rossi, A.Moretti, Sintesi delle immagini per il fotorealismo, ed. Franco Angeli, Milano, 1998

Teaching methods

The teaching uses innovative teaching methods: Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom.
The lessons provide a preliminary preparation for the activities that will be carried out so as to be able to devote more time and more attention to the problems related to the practical activity of doing.

Attendance is mandatory.

Assessment methods

The final evaluation will be the result of the consultation of the teachers who will evaluate:
- the result of the individual practical tests carried out during the laboratory;
- the result of an individual test on the theoretical aspects;
- the result of an oral discussion test on the theoretical and practical tests carried out during the laboratory.

In order to allow each student a correct awareness of work in progress, continuous self-assessment tests are provided.

Teaching tools

The course makes use of the e-learning at the University of Bologna, based on Moodle (https://virtuale.unibo.it/) . The teaching relationship will be managed using the Moodle platform, which allows students to take the documents provided by the teacher (text, images, drawings and 3D models, etc..), To communicate with the teacher himself or interact in discussion groups, to upload documents to be audited, to participate in assessment tests, etc..

Office hours

See the website of Enrico Gamberini