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Student Work

Project Overview:


The "Personalized 3D Room Design" project is an independent, out-of-class initiative that empowers students to unleash their creativity and apply their 3D modeling skills using Autodesk Maya. Students will choose a real-world environment as inspiration for designing a unique room concept. The project encompasses research, concept art, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering.

Project Phases:

  1. Research and Conceptualization:

    • Students conduct a short research project to explore real-world environments for inspiration.

    • Each student selects a unique concept for their room and submits four room concepts and fifteen prop designs.

  2. Concept Art:

    • Based on chosen concepts, students create detailed concept art for the room and its props.

    • Concept art is used as a visual guide for subsequent 3D modeling.

  3. 3D Modeling:

    • Students model the room and at least 15 props using Autodesk Maya, incorporating knowledge gained in class and additional tutorials.

    • All modeling work is completed as homework, with weekly demos and critiques during class.

  4. UV Unwrapping:

    • Students unwrap all 3D models to prepare for texture mapping.

  5. Texturing and Material Application:

    • Apply textures and materials to add color and realism to all room assets.

    • Encourage creativity and attention to detail in texturing.

  6. Lighting and Atmosphere:

    • Guide students in adding lighting elements to enhance the atmosphere of their 3D rooms.

    • Teach principles of lighting design for visual impact.

  7. Camera Animation:

    • Instruct students on creating and animating at least two cameras to showcase different perspectives of their designed rooms.

  8. Rendering and Presentation:

    • Students spend time rendering high-quality images for a final presentation.

    • Emphasize the importance of presenting their work effectively.


Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Continuous evaluation through weekly critiques during class.

  • Assessment of concept art, 3D models, UV unwrapping, texturing, lighting, and animation.

  • Encourage individual creativity and personal expression in the final designs.



  • Fosters independent learning and creative thinking.

  • Development of a comprehensive portfolio piece showcasing a personalized 3D room design.

  • Opportunity for students to showcase their unique design concepts and storytelling abilities.


The "Personalized 3D Room Design" project not only hones technical skills but also allows students to explore their artistic vision in a personalized and meaningful way. The emphasis on individual creativity contributes to the development of a diverse and impressive portfolio.

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