Lecture: T/Th 9:30-11am, BUR 220
Prerequisite: CS 310, 310H, 429, or 429H; 336 or 336H; Math 408D, 408M, or 427L; and 340L or 341
Required text: Interactive Computer Graphics, 6th edition, by Edward Angel
Course website: cs.utexas.edu/~edwardsj/teaching/2012fall/cs354/
UTCS Account: UTCS account creation
Instructor: John Edwards
Office Hours: M 10-11am, ACES 2.100 (north end); WF 12-1pm, ENS 31NR
TA: Randall Smith
Office Hours: TTh 11-12 (for now), ENS 31NR
Proctor: Alex Pharo
Office Hours: F 3-5, ENS 31NR
|2||Sept 4||2.1, 2.4 - 2.4.2, 2.4.7||Graphics programming I|
|3||Sept 6||2.5 - 2.7||Graphics programming II|
|4||Sept 11||3.1 - 3.2||Geometry & transformations I|
|5||Sept 13||3.3 - 3.4, 3.7||Geometry & transformations II|
|6||Sept 18||3.8 - 3.10||Geometry & transformations III|
|7||Sept 20||3.11, 3.13 - 3.14||Geometry & transformations IV||Project 1 (due Sept 21, 11:59pm)|
|8||Sept 25||4.3 - 4.4||Viewing I||hw1 (due in class)|
|9||Sept 27||4.5 - 4.8||Viewing II||Project 2 (due Sept 28, 11:59pm)|
|10||Oct 2||8.1 - 8.5||Hierarchical models|
|11||Oct 4||5.1 - 5.3||Lighting and shading I||hw2 (due in class)|
|13||Oct 11||5.4 - 5.7||Lighting and shading II 1 2|
|14||Oct 16||Lighting and shading III||Project 3 (due Oct 17, 11:59pm)|
|15||Oct 18||7.1 - 7.5||Mapping I|
|16||Oct 23||7.6||Mapping II|
|17||Oct 25||7.7 - 7.10||Mapping III|
|18||Oct 30||7.11 - 7.12||Mapping IV||hw3 (due in class)|
|19||Nov 1||6.1 - 6.6||Vertices and fragments I|
|20||Nov 6||6.8 - 6.11||Vertices and fragments II|
|21||Nov 8||Shaders||Project 4 (due Nov 9, 11:59pm) data viewer|
|22||Nov 13||11.1 - 11.4||Advanced rendering I|
|23||Nov 15||11.5 - 11.7||Advanced rendering II|
|24||Nov 20||10.1 - 10.3||Curve representation I||Project 5 (due Nov 21, 11:59pm)|
|Nov 22||THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY|
|25||Nov 27||10.4 - 10.7||Curve representation II|
|26||Nov 29||10.8 - 10.9, 10.11 - 10.12||Curve representation III|
|27||Dec 4||Review||hw4 (due in class)|
|28||Dec 6||FINAL||Project 6 (due Dec 9, 11:59pm) extras|
The student is expected to have programming experience in a C-based language (e.g. C, C++, Java, C#) including a solid understanding of data structures. All programming projects will be done in C++. The student is also expected to have a basic understanding of trigonometry and linear algebra.
Quizzes - We will have daily quizzes at the beginning of class (really). No quiz will be given the first day of class, making a total of 26 quizzes. The bottom 4 quiz scores will be dropped. The quizzes will be on the daily reading assignment. This doesn't mean that you must have a perfect understanding of everything you read. It just means that you need to have a grasp of what is being talked about, why it is important, etc. Quizzes cannot be made up.
Projects - There will be seven programming projects spaced, usually spaced 2 weeks apart. We will have covered enough material to get started two weeks prior to the due date. All necessary material will have been covered one week prior to the due date. These projects make up the majority of the grade. All assignments are due on Fridays at 11:59 pm. No late assignments will be accepted. This means that if you turn an assignment in at 12:01 Saturday morning it will receive a zero.
Projects are graded using the CS UNIX machines. I strongly advise that students do their projects on CS UNIX machines. If you choose to develop on another computer you should test your final program on a CS UNIX machine before submitting. Programming projects will be turned in with the UNIX-based turnin. The web-based turnin will not work. Sign up for a CS UNIX account if you don't have one already. Do this early because it often takes a couple of days to process and you won't be able to turn in any assignments until this account is active. Public labs are available.
Projects will be posted at least two weeks before they are due.
Projects will be graded as follows
Homework - Between 4 and 7 written homework assignments will be given throughout the semester. They can be typed or written by hand and will be turned in in class. No late homework will be accepted.
Midterm/Final - A midterm and final will be given. No exam study guide will be given. The exams will cover material in the reading assignments, lecture, projects and written homework. The exams are closed book, but you are allowed one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of notes.
Blackboard - Scores will be maintained on Blackboard.
Projects and homework must be done individually. You may not work in pairs or groups. Helping other students through discussion is permitted, but if you are looking at another student's source code or written assignment, then you are cheating. You may consult the Internet, but you may not copy code from the Internet or any other source except for the course textbook. See the department's code of conduct.