Course detail

Advanced Visualisation and Animation

FA-VYM2Compulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester1. year of study4  credits

The subject provides information on general 3 D modelling and photorealistic visualisation.
More advanced and demanding procedures are explained - Surface modelling, Nurbs modelling,
global illumination. More detailed attention is devoted to the creation of animation outputs.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student gains theoretical knowledge of 3D computer graphics and photorealistic visualisations, and practical skills in creating scenes in the Autodesk MAX Design 2011 environment and animations.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


The student has command of the work with 2D and 3D graphic data, is capable of creating simple photorealistic space models of the studied object in MAX Design.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Žára,J.,Beneš,B.,Sochor,J.,Felkel,P.: Moderní počítačová grafika, ComputerPress 2004, ISBN 80-251-0454-0 (CS)
Manuál k Autodesk MAX Design 2014 (EN)
Internetové zdroje (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classified credit - submission of assignments in required terms.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Autodesk MAX Design 2011, princip of animation, animation concepts
Tools for animations, Time Controls, Track View
Autokey, SetKey
Animation trajektories
Controllers, Constraints
Surface modelling
Dummy objects
Animation of cameras
Animation of objects (curve, geometry ...)
Cameras on curve
Walkthrough assistant
Animation lights, materials
Simple project
Classified credit


The aim is to provide the students with instruments for creating more complex and demanding photorealistic space models.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

80% attendance at tutorials, active work at seminars, continous work on assignements

Type of course unit


Computer exercise

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer