Course detail

Computational Vizualization and Animation

FEKT-BPAVAcad. year: 2018/2019

Digital image processing (vector graphics, bitmaps, graphical formats).
Three-dimensional graphics, parametric modelling, design optimization.
Multimedia vizualization, animation and presentation (3D Studio MAX).
Computational vizualization and animation of electric machines and apparatus in 3D.
Practical utilization of animation techniques in modelling of switching arc in HV circuit breakers.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of available graphic and animation applications for practical utilization in engineering problems with stress to electrical engineering.


Required basic knowledge of electric machines and devices.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

:3D Studio-Reference Manual,Autodesk, Inc
:AutoCAD -Reference Manual,Autodesk, Inc

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include exercises on computers. The course uses e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Test - 40 points
Projects - 60 points

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Work principles of modelling, geometrical entities, Boolean operations on 3D objects
2. Programs for visualization - 3D model presentation
3. Parametric and adaptive CAD systems
4. Component database creation at Inventor
5. Drawing documentation
6. Principles of AutoLisp, functions and data types
7. Individual work at AutoLisp
8. Photorealistic processing of a model
9. Digital video - formats, editing and modification
10. Computer typography
11. Ansys - introduction to FEM
12. Ansys - thermal and electromagnetic analyses using FEM
13. Ansys Workbench - introduction


Student Graduation of the subject can create animated presentations and extensive animation not only in the field of electrical engineering.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's

    branch B-SEE , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

65 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer