Important note: following reviews and experience, the course will be considerably different from the previous year, mostly in the sense of practical exercises, testing, and auxiliary material. The wepage is always in construction. All documents will come with a time stamp alongside them, so note they are updated.
Objectives: The students will learn and practice common modern approaches to geometric modelling in three dimensions. The course will cover an indepth, yet wide, overview of the following stages in the geometry processing and modelling pipeline:
 Discrete representations of geometry: meshes, spline surfaces, points clouds, and more
 Acquisition and reconstruction
 Continuous curves and surfaces
 Mesh editing and deformation
 Continuous and discrete analysis of surfaces
 Remeshing and parametrization
 Maps between shapes, shape matching
 Space decomposition and collisions
In addition, the students will receive a concise, but necessary, background in linear algebra and calculus, comprising the following subjects:
 Vector spaces
 Linear maps and transformations
 Linear Equations and reductions
 Multivariate calculus
 Numerical optimization and approximation
Structure: The course will comprise the following parts:
 Lectures (hoorcollege): 16x2 hours lectures, given interchangeably by Maarten and Amir. Check schedule for the exact program.
Note: The entire material of the classes, which will be tested upon, will be conducted in class. Therefore, the slides, the course notes, and the recommended reading are helpful references, but not necessarily a full account of the material conveyed in this course.
 Practical sessions (Werkcollege\practicum): biweekly meetings with the tutors, designed to help with the practical exercises.
Deliverables: The students will do five programming exercises in total. The subjects are as follows:
 Introduction to Blender
 Reconstruction from point clouds.
 Bézier and BSpline design
 Mesh Parametrization
 Mesh Deformation
Grading Policy: The practicals will amount to 10x5=50 points, and the exam as 50 points. To pass the course, the student must pass each deliverable (practical or exam) by at least a 5, and the total average must be at least a 6. Check the retake policy for the practicals below.
The entire course (including student submissions and examinations) will be conducted in English.
Grades: The grades are summarized in this (continuously updated) page (secure cijfers server). Individual feedback is available from Ron Vanderfeesten.
