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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

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