Basic Techniques in Computer Graphics (Bonn)

Semester:
WS 2019
Type:
Lecture
Lecturer:
Credits:
N/A
Contact:
cg1@cs.rwth-aachen.de
Course Dates:
Type
Date
Room
Lecture Mondays, 12:30 - 15:30 B-IT Hörsaal, Bonn
Tutorial Mondays, 16:00 - 17:30 B-IT Hörsaal, Bonn

Organization

  • The first lecture is held on Monday, Oct 21.

This course is taught simultaneously in Aachen and Bonn. For information on the Aachen course, please refer to the other course page.

Contents

  • Geometry Representations
    • Polygonal Meshes
    • Volumetric Representations
    • Point Clouds
    • Free-Form Curves and Surfaces
    • Voronoi Diagrams
    • 3D Transformations
    • Spatial Optimization Structures
  • Perspective
    • Projections
    • Vanishing Points
  • Rendering Pipeline
    • Clipping
    • Polygon Triangulation
    • Rasterization
  • Global Illumination
    • Visibility Problem
    • Shadow Computation
    • Ray Tracing
    • Radiosity
  • Textures
  • Light and Shadow
  • Colors

Literature

  • Preliminary Lecture Notes (Part 1) (These do not cover the entire lecture! Download only accessible from within the RWTH network)
  • Preliminary Lecture Notes (Part 2) (Only parts of this are relevant for this lecture! Download only accessible from within the RWTH network)
  • Tomas Akenine-Möller et al.: Real-Time Rendering (3rd Edition). Taylor & Francis, 2008.
  • Alan Watt: 3D Computer Graphics (3rd Edition). Addison-Wesley, 1993.

Virtual Machine for Programming Assignments

For the rare case that your system does not meet the requirements to run our programming assignments, we prepared a virtual machine for you as a fallback. Please only use the machine as a last resort, since it has very limited performance! (OpenGL will be emulated in software.)

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