252-0543-01L  Computer Graphics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersM. Gross, O. Sorkine Hornung
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



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AbstractThis course covers some of the fundamental concepts of computer graphics. The two main parts of the class are image synthesis and geometric modeling.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course students will be able to design and implement a rendering system based on raytracing. You will study the basic principles of modeling with splines and integrate spline-based representations into a rendering system. In addition we want to stimulate your curiosity to explore the field of computer graphics on your own or in future courses.
ContentThis course covers some of the fundamental concepts of computer graphics. The two main parts of the class are rendering and modeling. In the first part, we will discuss the basics of photorealistic image synthesis, i.e. how to generate a realistic image from a digital representation of a 3D scene. After introducing raytracing, we will briefly look at the physics of light transport, discuss the rendering equation, and investigate some advanced techniques to enhance the realism of rendered images. The second part will introduce the basics of modeling with curves and surfaces. We will discuss Bezier curves and surfaces, B-Splines and NURBS, and show how they can be used to design complex 3D geometry.
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Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Fundamentals of calculus and linear algebra, basic concepts of algorithms and data structures, basic programming skills in C-like languages (we use JavaScript for exercises), Visual Computing core course recommended.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersM. Gross, O. Sorkine Hornung
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThere will be graded exercises as well as a final exam. The final grade of the exercises and the grade of the exam will be weighted, each 1/2, and summed up to the final grade of the student.
Written aidsKeine.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
252-0543-01 VComputer Graphics3 hrs
Tue09-10CAB G 52 »
Fri10-12CAB G 52 »
M. Gross, O. Sorkine Hornung
252-0543-01 UComputer Graphics2 hrs
Fri14-16CAB G 57 »
14-16CAB G 59 »
M. Gross, O. Sorkine Hornung

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