2010/2011, 4th quarter
INFOGR: Graphics
Tuesdays, 9-11h, & Thursdays, 13-15h

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[Engels/English] "Graphics" is an introductory lecture about computer graphics. Generally, computer graphics deals with the representation and manipulation of pictorial data by a computer. One important aspect, which will be covered by this lecture, is the creation of realistic images based on 3D models. The course will start with a short coverage of the mathematical basics needed for computer graphics. Then, we discuss some fundamental techniques of modern computer graphics, such as transformations and projection of 3D models, hidden surface removal, triangle rasterization, shading, texture mapping, and ray tracing. We will also look into some advanced topics such as global illumination, radiosity, and shadows.

[Nederlands/Dutch] "Graphics" is een inleidende cursus over computer graphics. Computer Graphics houdt zich bezig met de representatie en manipulatie van beelddata door computers. Een belangrijk facet hierbij, dat wordt behandeld in deze cursus, is het maken van plaatjes van 3D-modellen. De cursus begint met een korte inleiding in de wiskundige basis welke voor computer graphics belangrijk is. Vervolgens bespreken wij enige fundamentele technieken van moderne computer graphics (b.v. transformatie en projectie van 3d modellen), hidden surface removal, triangle rasterization, shading, texture mapping en ray tracing. Wij zullen ook enige geavanceerde thema's behandelen, b.v. global illumination, radiosity en schaduwen.

Lecturer: Wolfgang Hürst (WWW, Email),
Tutorials: Robby Tan (WWW) and Peter de Waal (WWW)
Practicals: Marries van de Hoef, Max van Boxel, Denise Tonissen, Bas Zalmstra, Emiel Bon

News:
  • [24.08.11] The retake results are now online and have been sent to the administration (cf. Exams). Please check both your final grade as well as the detailed results. If you have any related questions, please contact me as soon as possible.

  • [15.08.11] Just FYI, since I received some related questions by email: The retake exams this Thursday start at 13:00h (no matter if you are doing the retake for T1, T2, or both of them).

  • [12.07.11] Final results have been sent to the administration.

  • [10.07.11] Comments considering the "aanvullende toets" have been added/updated (cf. Exams). If you have any questions related to the retakes, let me know.

  • [09.07.11] Final results (including exam T2) are online (cf. Exams). Infos about the herkansing will follow soon. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the HALL OF FAME featuring some of the best results from the 3rd programming assignment. Please check your grades and if s.th. is wrong, let me know by Monday (I can correct it later, too, but it might take a little longer due to the holidays). I'm planning to send the final results to the student administration on Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

  • [08.07.11] Results from the 3rd programming assignment are online (cf. Practicals). Exam results, final grades, and infos about the herkansing will follow tomorrow.

News archive (announcements that have been posted before July 01)

Times and locations:
Times for lectures, practicals, and tutorials can be found under Schedule. Rooms are listed in Osiris and on the department's web site for this course. Please refer to the pages for the practicals to see the timeslots when teaching assistants will be around to help you with the exercises.
Language:
Please note that for various reasons this lecture will be given in English. However, questions can be asked in Dutch and also the exam questions may be answered in Dutch (or English).
Feedback:
If you have any questions, problems, recommendations, etc., please, do not hesitate to contact the instructor or any of the TAs.
Textbook:
We will use Fundamentals of Computer Graphics by Peter Shirley et al. as the textbook for the course. Note that this is the 3rd edition of the book. Since the lecture mostly deals with the basics (which didn't change that much), it might be ok if you use an older edition. I can't promise that I won't cover any of the "new stuff", but in general, you should be fine with older ones as well. Further info about the book's content (including list of errata) can be found on the book's web page, ed. 3 (or ed. 1&2).

Previous years:
Information from previous years of this course can be found here: Be aware that changes to this year's lecture may apply.


(c) Wolfgang Hürst