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Selected Topics in Computer Graphics


Semester:

SS 2020

Type:

Pro-Seminar

Lecturer:

Credits:

3 ECTS

Contact:

born@cs.rwth-aachen.de
Course Dates:

Type

Date

Room

Kickoff Meeting April 16, 10:00 Online
Draft Deadline May 31, 23:59
Report Deadline July 26, 23:59
Presentations August 19, 10:00–18:00 Online
Presentations August 20, 10:00–18:00 Online
Revision Deadline August 23, 23:59

Course Material

You can find all course material and information in the RWTHmoodle learning room for this course.

Course Description

The goal of the pro-seminar is to learn how to write a short paper about a specific topic, how to research scientific literature and how to prepare a talk about the topic. This pro-seminar in particular focuses on topics in computer graphics, geometry, physics simulation, and computer vision.

Computer graphics are used in a very wide range of applications. Geometry processing is used for CAD systems and simulations, for design and computation. Medical imaging techniques like CT and MRT use computer graphics algorithms to support medical personnel in making diagnoses. Video games need 3D models that have to be modeled and rendered. Movies and advertisements heavily rely on computer generated content to show pictures that would be too expensive or plain impossible to film in reality. Scientific visualizations and even the weather reports on TV employ computer graphics for displaying massive data sets. Modern handheld devices like tablets and smartphones have 3D graphics capabilities that allow for complex applications and games.

Physical simulations are often required for the realistic appearance of motion. In computer graphics, fast and plausible (rather than accurate) simulations are usually preferred to facilitate real-time applications or to simulate large-scale physics such as natural catastrophes in movies.

In this pro-seminar you will get a glimpse into most of those areas by dealing with a variety of selected scientific results from recent and not-so-recent years.

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