Ontario College of Art & Design

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Small Object Design: Virtual to Reality
0.50 Credit(s)
This course will introduce students to designing small scale products and jewellery using 3-dimensional modelling software. Through various project assignments and design exercises, students will become familiar with basic operations in constructing 3-dimensional computer models. "Virtual" objects will be then translated into finished works using rapid prototyping as well as standard fabrication processes and materials (moldmaking, casting, etc.) Students will begin to understand some of the advantages that new technologies can bring to the field of small batch production design. They will learn about various Computer Aided Manufacturing operations (Rapid Prototyping, CNC, Laser Cutting, etc.) and will consider the implications that CAD/CAM technology has on future design and manufacturing.
Notes: Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
Course was last updated June 22, 2010 - 4:09 PM