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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Design Alive | Evaluated Learning Experience

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3D Rendering (ID RV 01)

Course Category: 

62 hours (18 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2015 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply and use features and essential tools of Revit 2015, create 3 dimensional models based on their construction plans and create realistic images by rendering the views.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: Revit interface and concepts, controlling drawing units, navigating in Revit, Setting up levels, creating walls, basic modelling, editing Revit elements, modify commands, creating elevations and sections, creating floors, Importing and exporting Revit and AutoCAD projects, scale command, material properties, creating ceiling, camera views, creating renders and using visibility graphics, creating in-place families, stair properties, different forms in a family and use of workplane, component families, parameters, walkthroughs, sheets, titleblocks, design options, detail and model lines, ramps, columns, sites, decals, electrical plans, window and door schedules. Prerequisite: Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design, Architectural Technology, or as an elective in Architecture or Graphic Design (6/17) (9/22 revalidation).