CAP6701 Advanced Computer Graphics Spring 2016

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OVERVIEW

CAP6701 Advanced Computer Graphics builds on the introductory computer cap6701_webimage graphics course. Students will learn advanced concepts related to interactive graphics, illumination and modeling of curved geometry. Topics include (but are not limited to) realistic image synthesis, radiometry and re­flectance, physically-based appearance modeling, spherical harmonics, computational photography, image-based rendering, 3D scanning and multi-spectral imaging, imaging spectroscopy in computer graphics, surface reconstruction, collision detection and collision response, and scene navigation in the context of high-level graphics environments.

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 6 (12:50 pm – 1:40 pm) and by appointment

Location: CSEE119

Time: MWF Period 7 (1:55 pm– 2:45 pm)

Online Course Management: Canvas

Website: https://toler-franklin.com/course/cap6701-advanced-computer-graphics/

 

PREREQUISITES:

Introductory Computer Graphics or consent of instructor. Experience with C or C++ programming is expected. Data structures and algorithms, linear algebra and discrete math, basic calculus is also required.

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

 

SYLLABUS

CAP6701 Spring 2016 Syllabus
Date
Topic
Reading
Assignments
6-Jan
Introduction | Course Logistics
8-Jan
Paper Topics – Overview
OUT: Exercise 1
11-Jan
Realistic Image Synthesis
DUE: Paper Presentation Sign-up – Canvas
13-Jan
Radiometry
Preisendorfer 1976
15-Jan
BRDFs
Wynn – BRDF Tutorial
18-Jan
Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO CLASS
20-Jan
Direct Illumination
OUT: Exercise 2
22-Jan
Global Illumination | Discussion: Course Projects
Course Project Requirements & Paper Template
DUE: Exercise 1
25-Jan
Monte Carlo Integration | Review Exercise 1
“Feller 1968, Feller 1971”
27-Jan
Sampling from PDFs
29-Jan
Multiple Importance Sampling
Veach & Guibas 1995
DUE: Exercise 2
1-Feb
Rendering Equation | Path Tracing | Review Exercise 2
“Kajiya 1986, Walter et al. 2007”
3-Feb
Course Project Proposals: Present in class
DUE: Course Project Proposals
5-Feb
Course Project Proposals: Present in class
OUT: Exercise 3
8-Feb
Technical writing – CG Research Papers
10-Feb
Technical writing – CG Research Papers
12-Feb
Computational Photography
15-Feb
Optics and Image Sensors| Color Science
17-Feb
HDR and Gradient Methods
Debevec & Malik 1997
19-Feb
Image-Based Rendering | Light Fields
Levoy & Hanrahan 1996
DUE: Exercise 3
22-Feb
Multidimensional Signal Processing | Review Exercise 3
24-Feb
Graph cuts and Markov Random Fields
26-Feb
Video Stabilization
DUE: Course Project Paper Abstracts | Project Eval 1.
2-Mar
Spring Break – NO CLASS
4-Mar
Spring Break – NO CLASS
7-Mar
Shape from shading
Woodham 1980
OUT: Programming Project 1
9-Mar
Shape from shading | Polynomial Texture Maps
malzbender et al 2001
DUE: Course Project Paper Previous Work
11-Mar
Multispectral Imaging
Kim et al. 2011
14-Mar
Imaging Spectroscopy
Kim et al. 2012
16-Mar
Imaging Spectroscopy
18-Mar
Hyperspectral Model for Rendering
Chen et al. 2015
OUT: Programming Project 2
21-Mar
3D Scanning
Levoy et. Al 2000
DUE: Programming Project 1
23-Mar
Point Clouds
25-Mar
Mesh Processing
Mandad et al. 2015
28-Mar
Surface Reconstruction
DUE: Programming Project 2
30-Mar
Curves and Surfaces
1-Apr
Special Topic – Microfacet Models
“Meng et al. 2015, Jakob et al. 2014, Jakob et al. 2014”
DUE: Course Project Paper Introduction and Overview
4-Apr
Special Topic – 3D Printing
Schumacher et al. 2015
6-Apr
Interactive Computer Graphics
8-Apr
Spherical Harmonics
Tunwattanapong et al. 2013
11-Apr
Shadow Maps
DUE: Course Paper Illustration Layout
13-Apr
Particle Systems
Ando et al. 2015
15-Apr
Cloth Simulation
18-Apr
Final Project Presentations
20-Apr
Final Project Presentations
DUE: Course Project Submission

 

TEXTBOOKS: None. There is an assigned reading list of research papers, notes and tutorials that cover topics in the course.

 

MATERIAL AND SUPPLY FEE: None

 

COURSE WORK

35% Course project and paper

20% Programming assignments

20% Written exercises

15% Research paper presentation

10% Class attendance and participation




Course Project


Advanced Computer Graphics

Overview
We have covered several advanced topics in computer graphics in class including Realistic Image Synthesis, Computational Photography, Shape from Shading, 3-D Scanning, Multispectral Imaging, Imaging Spectrometry, Curves and Surfaces and Physics-Based Simulations (Particle systems and Cloth Simulation). Your course project should implement research that demonstrates your under- standing of one of these topics.

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Programming Assignments


Sampling and Warping

Overview
In this exercise you will generate sample points on various domains: disks, spheres, hemispheres, and a few more. The Nori2 code base has interactive visualization and testing tools to make working with point sets as intuitive as possible. Note that all the work you do in this assignment will serve as building blocks for later assignments when we apply Monte Carlo integration to render images.

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Written Excercises


Homework 1. – Realistic Image Synthesis

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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 for the programming assignments and the course 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.

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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