2011/2012, 4th quarter, time slot B [CS site | OSIRIS]
INFOGR: Graphics
Wolfgang Hürst (WWWEmail),

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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: Peter de Waal (WWW, Email)
Practicals: Emiel Bon, Marries van de Hoef, Tim de Jager, Alexander van der Zalm, Bas Zalmstra

  • [17.08.12] Here are the results of the retake exam (PDF). New results can be found in the columns marked in blue. Results of the practical retake are not considered yet. Students who participated in the practical retake will be informed about the outcome by email sometime later (soon).

  • [09.07.12] The final results (PDF) have been sent to the student administration. (see also details, PDF). If you find any mistakes, please send me an email. If you want to participate in the retake / herkansing exam, make sure to check the related info on the website.

    Finally, here are some nice results from this year's practical assignment:

    I hope you enjoyed the course and wish you a nice vacation!

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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 the previous edition 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).
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 induvidual pages (i.e. Lecture, Tutorials, and Practicals for further details regarding these events.
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).
Previous years:
Information from previous years of this course can be found here: Be aware that changes to this year's lecture may apply.

If you have any questions, problems, recommendations, etc., please, do not hesitate to contact the instructor or any of the TAs.

(c) Wolfgang Hürst