Course detail

Architectural Visualization

FA-VYM1Compulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester1. year of study4  credits

The subject extends the basic information on 3D modelling, especially in the field of photorealistic visualisation. The aim is to master the procedures for general 3D modelling in the environment of Autodesk VIZ, emphasis being put on theoretical information and practical skills in making photorealistic visualisation of the studied objects.

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.


The student has command of 2D and 3 D computer graphics.


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
Manuály k Autodek MAX Design 2011
Internetové zdroje

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 - going through final test, presentation of assignments in due term.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Autodesk MAX Design 2011, introduction
Object properties, basic modelling tools
3d modelling,
Mesh representation,
Poly representation
Surface modelling
Box modelling
Material editor, Maps, Types of Materials, Raytrace, Architectural, Standart, Compound materials
Cameras, Photometric lights, radiosity
Global illumination
Classified credit


The aim is to gain theoretical knowledge of and practical skill in creating photorealistic visualisation of studied objects.

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

80 % attendance at tutorials, active work at seminars, continuous work on assignments

Type of course unit


Computer exercise

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer