ECTS - 3D Modeling, Animation and Game Design

3D Modeling, Animation and Game Design (SE375) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
3D Modeling, Animation and Game Design SE375 2 2 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide students with technical background and ability to develop 3D modeling and animations, controlled by peripheral computer devices which will be a base for computer game development.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explore animation and simulation using methods with interaction
  • Control animations by embedded systems for 3D models and animations
  • Develop appropriate modeling methods for 3D printers
  • Perform 3D modeling applications for artificial organs
  • Develop industrial products with 3D printers and embedded systems
  • Discuss virtual - hyperality applications in game, film and advertisement areas
Course Content Introduction to modeling bases, an overview of the design of the model, selection of the appropriate modeling technique; transforming the model into simulation and animation; overview of simulation and physics engine; control of model and animation with peripherals; overview of peripherals; interactive project construction with the selection of appropriate peripherals; 3D modeling for 3D printers; artificial organ design with 3D printers; industrial product design with 3D printers;

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Course introduction, description of course, interface description of 3D program. Installation of the 3D program and performance settings.
2 Introduction to polygon modeling, examination of polygon sub-objects and a simple model. Investigation of expressing physical objects in polygon forms.
3 The use of a physics engine with a simple polygon model simulation. Physics engine description. Transformation of 3D models to rigid bodies, investigation of mass and gravitational forces, and investigation of friction and air resistance phenomena.
4 Simulation is transformed into animation. Expression of basic animation concepts. Examination of the moment of an event under physics forces, investigation of its virtual animation.
5 Application of solid model deformation as animation. Investigating the Morph modify command for rigid body modeling.
6 3D character and 3D environment design for computer games. Investigation of low polygon game object and environmental design applications.
7 Motion capture for computer games and a simple virtual reality application. Examination of application areas of motion capture. Investigation of virtual glasses.
9 A simple interactive game with sensors and interactive animation application. Inspection of distance sensors (ultrasound and infrared). Investigation of arduino microcontroller input-output (GPIO) doors. Programming knowledge for microcontroller systems (Processing, C ++, JavaScript etc.)
10 Introduction of environmental units, introduction of simulation and animations with environmental units. Search for game controllers, virtual glasses, sensors and microcontrollers (Arduino, PIC Micro, etc.). Programming knowledge for microcontroller systems (Processing, C ++, JavaScript etc.)
11 Artificial organ modeling animation for 3D printer and creation on 3D printer. Investigation of mechanical hand and robot arm applications as artificial organ.
12 Industrial product design for 3D printer, 3D product modeling. Investigate appropriate industrial products that can be extracted from a 3D printer.
13 A simple wearable technology application with 3D printer. Investigation of wearable technologies, determination of sources. Programming knowledge for microcontroller systems (Processing, C ++, JavaScript etc.)
14 An artistic work with the 3D printer, and it’s Interactive interaction. Investigation of kinetic sculpture applications. Programming knowledge for microcontroller systems (Processing, C ++, JavaScript etc.)
15 Beginning the projects with the determination of the project at the end of the term. To exchange ideas for projects and to determine resources by searching appropriate areas.


Course Book 1. Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Dariush Derakhshani(Author),Randi L. Derakhshani(Author), ISBN : 978-1-119-05976-9, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 23 Oct 2015
Other Sources 2. Getting Started with Arduino (Make: Projects), Massimo Manzi (Co-founder of Arduino), ISBN : 978-0-596-15551-3,O’REILLY,2009

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility;
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management;
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety;
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems. X
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 2 24
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 4 5 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 127