CAP5705 Computer Graphics Fall 2017

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OVERVIEW

CAP5705 is a graduate-level course that presents the concepts and principles courseimg2 behind current and emerging methods, tools, and techniques in computer graphics. Through programming assignments and written exercises, students will develop a thorough understanding of the field. Topics covered include shading and illumination, sampling and reconstruction, ray tracing, graphics hardware, geometric and viewing transformations, rendering, modeling curves and surfaces and image based methods. The emphasis is on the fundamental concepts, mathematical principles, algorithms and data structures used in computer graphics. If time permits, students will be introduced to an overview of advanced topics in computer graphics research.

Instructor: Dr. Corey Toler-Franklin, CISE Department, University of Florida

Contact: Office CSE 332, Lab CSE 319, ctoler@cise.ufl.edu

Office Hours: MWF Period 7 (2:00 – 2:50 pm) and by appointment

Teaching Assistant:   TBD email:   Office Hours:

Location: FLG 285

Time: MWF Period 8 (3:00pm – 3:50pm)

Course Management: Canvas
Website: https://toler-franklin.com/course/cap-5705-computer-graphics-fall-2017/

 

PREREQUISITES:

Data Structures and Algorithms. Basic knowledge of algorithms, data structures and discrete math. Central concepts require matrix operations, composition and parametrization of curves and surfaces. Students should be able to program using a high-level language. Familiarity with C or C++ is helpful — otherwise the learning curve is quite steep in the first weeks. Familiarity with OpenGL is not assumed. The mathematical underpinnings and OpenGL practice are emphasized.

**Contact instructor if you are not sure you are prepared for the course**

 

SYLLABUS

CAP5705 Fall 2017 Syllabus – Toler-Franklin
Date
Topic
Reading
Assignments
21-Aug
Introduction | Slides
course survey/assessment out
23-Aug
Triangle Meshes
Ch. 12: up to Fig. 12.1.4
course survey/assessment due
25-Aug
Triangle Meshes
28-Aug
CAP5705 Programming Platform: OpenGL Libraries
prog 1 Mesh Manipulation out
30-Aug
OpenGL Shaders
1-Sep
OpenGL | Displaylists
4-Sep
Holiday: Labor Day
6-Sep
“Math in CG
Ch.5
8-Sep
History of CG
prog 2 ray tracer out
11-Sep
Ray Tracing
Ch. 4
prog 1 Mesh Manipulation due
13-Sep
Ray Tracing
15-Sep
Shading & Texture Mapping
“Ch. 11: Sec. 11.1, 11.3, 11.4”
hw 1 out
18-Sep
Texture Mapping
20-Sep
Texture Mapping
22-Sep
Interpolation | Transformations
prog 3 shaders out
25-Sep
2D Transformations
Ch. 6: Sec. 6.1
prog 2 ray tracer due
27-Sep
3D Transformations
Ch. 6: Sec. 6.2 to end
hw 1 due – 09/28
29-Sep
review hw 1 in class | Projection & Modeling Hierarchy
Ch. 12: Sec. 12.2
2-Oct
Exam 1 (Lectures 08/21-09/20)
4-Oct
Exam 1 discussion | Final Project Guidelines
prog 4 scene manip out
6-Oct
Holiday: Homecoming
9-Oct
Viewing Transformations
Ch. 7
prog 3 shaders due
11-Oct
Viewing Transformations | Perspective
Final Proj. Proposal due
13-Oct
Perspective
16-Oct
Rasterization
Ch. 8: Sec 8.1
prog 4 scene manip due
18-Oct
Graphics Pipeline & Hardware
Ch. 8: Sec. 8.2 to end
20-Oct
Graphics Pipeline & Hardware
23-Oct
Images – Antialiasing
Ch. 3: up to 3.3
25-Oct
Images – Compositing
Sec. 3.4
27-Oct
Signal Processing
Ch. 9
30-Oct
Signal Processing
hw 2 out
1-Nov
Curves
Ch. 15
3-Nov
Curves
Final Project: Mid Point Eval.
6-Nov
Curves
hw 2 due – 11/07
8-Nov
Review hw 2 in class | Surfaces
10-Nov
Holiday: Veterans Day
13-Nov
Exam 2 (Lectures 09/22-11/06)
15-Nov
Exam2 discussion | Surfaces
17-Nov
Subdivision
20-Nov
Advanced Topics: Animation
22-Nov
Holiday: Thanksgiving
24-Nov
Holiday: Thanksgiving
27-Nov
Advanced Topics: Animation
29-Nov
Advanced Topics: Reflection & Illumination
1-Dec
TBD – Extra Credit Activity
4-Dec
TBD – No Class: Final Project Group Work
6-Dec
Final Project Presentations | Schedule TBD
Final Projects Due

 

TEXTBOOKS
Required

 

fundamentals-of-computer-graphics-4th-edition-by-steve-marschner-ebook-pdf
Marschner & Shirley,


FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Fourth Edition

ISBN: 1482229390

(Available online)
Amazon

 

OpenGL Programming Guide
DAVE SHREINER, GRAHAM SELLERS, JOHN M. KESSENICH, BILL M. LICEA-KANE


OPENGL PROGRAMMING GUIDE: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO LEARNING OPENGL

ISBN: 0321773039

Publisher: ADDISON-WESLEY Edition: LATEST

(Available online)
Amazon

 

COURSEWORK

All assignments are distributed and submitted in Canvas.

30% Programming Assignments

20%  Final Programming Project

20%  Written Homework Assignments

15%  Exam 1

15%   Exam 2




Programming Assignments


GLSL Programing

Overview
Shader programs are essential components of the modern OpenGL pipeline. You will use the OpenGL shader language, GLSL, to implement shader programs that process high level algorithms efficiently using the graphics processing unit (GPU). You will be evaluated on (1) source code com- pletion and correctness 30% (2) reflectance direction calculation 10% (3) cube map 20% (4) texture lookup 20% (5) result image 10% and (6) written report 10%.

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Written Excercises


Homework 1. – Viewing Transformations

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Exams


Fall 2017 CAP 5705 Computer Graphics Exam I

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The work you submit must be your own. Although it is fine to have some level of discussion with piers on assignments, the work you submit must be your own. You may work in groups of 2 or 3 for the final project but all other work should be done individually. DO NOT POST SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS AND PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS ONLINE!

 

MANDATORY HONESTY STATEMENT:

All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing themselves to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a UF student and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this course and all others.

 

DISABILITIES:

Students Requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.

 

UF Counseling Services:

Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals. The resources include: UF Counseling & Wellness Center, 3190 Radio Rd, 392-1575, psychological and psychiatric services. Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career and job search services.

 

MANDATORY SOFTWARE USE STATEMENT:

All faculty, staff and student of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

 

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