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2 Requirements Info If you don t know C++, you CAN take this class additional time investment required early on GUI Java to C++ transition tutorial on course website (docs page) Linear Algebra (vector and matrix arithmetic, dot and cross products) help session to review these concepts (later on in the semester) Consider taking Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications If you re not sure you should be in GUI or have not met the prereqs, stay after class and see Mihail or 26/02/2014 2

3 Bird s Eye View of the Course Quick start: 2D and 3D graphics with OpenGL 2D raster graphics 2D modeling hierarchy basic image transformations Basic 3D scene management tessellation of curved surfaces transformations (translation, rotation, scale) virtual camera model Scene graph traversal 26/02/2014 3

4 Bird s Eye View of the Course Modeling and Rendering intersecting rays with simple solids ray tracing lighting and shadowing of polygonal models radiosity for photorealistic rendering GPU hardware rendering (GLSL) Other Topics color theory animation user interfaces 26/02/2014 4

5 Workload We don t want a killer course but it will be intense expect hours of work per week Course is front-loaded, lots to learn in the first three weeks Independent final project expect to put in a fair amount of time during reading period 26/02/2014 5

6 Handouts and Hand-ins Course missive (online) assignment deadlines and lecture topics are subject to change responsible for info on course website: mailing list for course updates mail will be sent to your UVT address Course guide (online) Collaboration Policy read collaboration policy carefully before you sign because it is a contract we re consistent with UVT s academic code: all written work must be your own acknowledged collaboration on high-level design is permitted; final project may be team work COPYAI an AI program that is usually correct we hand-check suspicious similarity 26/02/2014 6

7 The Book The textbook for this class is recommended, but not required Most lectures will correspond to chapters in the book An improved index has been linked on the site s docs page 26/02/2014 7

8 Assignments 7 Programming Projects Build up to a ray-tracing system 10 Labs Learn what modern graphics systems can do Real-time computer graphics and GPU shaders 3D interaction and UI 1 Final Project Do whatever you want! Could be real time (i.e., cool shader or two) or not (i.e. path tracer), procedural geometry, demoscene, small game You are encouraged to work in pairs 26/02/2014 8

9 Projects Brush a 2d drawing program (intro to C++) Shapes procedural geometry Filter image processing Camtrans build your own OpenGL camera Sceneview 3d static scene viewer for OpenGL Intersect parametric shapes, ray-shape intersections Ray your own 3d rendering engine each project is preceded by a short algo assignment, which ensures that you understand the concepts behind the project before starting to code 26/02/2014 9

10 Labs OpenGL 2D build a simple pong game OpenGL 3D build an archery simulator Animation learn how to light and animate scenes with OpenGL Terrain generate a natural-looking world environment GL VBOs efficient rendering with vertex buffer objects Particles render flame, fluid, non-rigid objects Shaders I procedural texturing (snow, grass, etc.) Shaders II link c++ to shaders and implement phong lighting Shaders III make objects look like glass and metal Modeler build a UI for composing a scene from primitive shapes Lab assignments are due before the next week s lab 26/02/

11 Final Project 26/02/

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