CS384G - Schedule - Spring 2017

Notes that are here for dates later than the next class day are provisional and subject to change. Lecture notes are all in PDF format.


Date Title Readings and Assignments Extras
1/17 Introduction to Course and Computer Graphics Read:
Class syllabus
• Angel, pp.19-31 [reader pp. 153-168 (157-172)].
• Hearn & Baker, pp. 35-49 [reader pp. 68-82 (72-86)].
OpenGL Programming Guide
    • First four sections of chapter 2
    • First section of chapter 6
Optional:
• Foley et al., sections 1.5, 4.2-4.5
• I.E. Sutherland. Sketchpad: a man-machine graphics communication system.   Proceedings of the Spring Join Computer Conference, pp. 329-346, 1963.
• T.H. Myer & I.E. Sutherland. On the design of display processors. Communications of the ACM 11(6): 410-414, 1968.
LCDs

1/19 Vector and Affine Math Review  

1/24

Surface Shading

Read:
• Watt, sections 6.2-6.3

Optional:
• Watt, chapter 7.

Szymon's BRDF viewer

1/26 Ray Tracing

Project #1 assigned.
(Due Thursday February 16; artifact due Thursday February 23)

Read:
• Watt, sections 1.3-1.4, 12.1-12.5.1.
• T. Whitted. An improved illumination model for shaded display. Communications of the ACM 23(6), 343-349, 1980. [Course reader, pp. 211-217 (215-221)]

Optional:
• A. Glassner. An Introduction to Ray Tracing. Academic Press, 1989.
• K. Turkowski, “Properties of Surface Normal Transformations, ” Graphics Gems, 1990, pp. 539-547. [Course reader pp. 218-226 (222-230)]



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