CPSC 314 Computer Graphics September 2013The course will provide an introduction to theory and practice of computer graphics algorithms, including different aspects of modelling, rendering and basic animation.
Topics to be covered include most or all of the following: geometric transformations; the rendering pipeline, including perspective projection, scan conversion, and hidden surface removal; lighting and illumination; texture mapping; colour models; geometry modeling and data structures; complex shading algorithms; ray-tracing; animation.
This course is the first in our sequence on computer graphics, followed by Modeling (424) and Animation (426) as well as several graduate CG courses.
Alla Sheffer. You can contact me by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or better post your questions/requests on Piazza (discussion group). I generally try to respond within one work day. You can also come to my office hours (my office is x651):
Some weeks I may not be able to make them all, but will post this.
|TAs:||Chris Thompson, Russell Gillette and Boris Dalstein will help with the course. In addition to regular lab hours TAs will typically have office hours in the lab in the days before assignment deadlines (announced in the discussion group).|
Lectures: Mon Wed Fri 13:00 -14:00
Location: Dempster 301
Labs: Tue 13-14, Wed 12-13, Thu 15:30-16:30
Location CICSR 005
In the labs TAs will review classroom material and help you with assignments. Attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended.
|Prerequisites||MATH 200, MATH 221 and either (a) CPSC 221 or (b) all of CPSC 260, EECE 320. Students are expected to be able to program in C++.|
|Grading||Programming Assignments (40%), Weekly Quizzes (3%), Participation (5%), Midterms (24%), Final Exam (28%). For more details see the course policies.|
|Course Resources (notes,textbooks,etc...)||
Lecture Notes: The main source of material for the course are the lecture slides
which will become available as the course progesses. Additional, student-recorded notes will be posted on the discussion board as the course progresses.Notes from earlier offerings can be found in the links below (under "Review and Exam Prep").
Textbooks: The recommended books and manuals provide optional reading, which can help you better understand the material. However they do not replace any material taught in class.
OpenGL: OpenGL.org is the official web site for OpenGL, with lots of useful stuff. Nate Robins' OpenGL resources includes a place to download GLUT for Windows, as well as some great tutorial programs to make it easier to learn the OpenGL API. For GLUT also check here.
Clickers: You will use clickers throughout the term to answer questions in class. Since these answers will be taken into account in your final grade, clicker ownership is highly recommended.
Applets: Applets used in the lectures . Additional applets: metamers triple-cell response additive colour mixing
There is a Piazza group for this offering: cpsc314. You will need to join Piazza to get access. Both I and the TAs will monitor the group answering questions on a daily basis. We expect students to be up to date on information published in the group or on this webpage. The page will also be used for submitting your review questions (details in class).
I will use Piazza for all announcements, and you should use it for your own questions and answers about course material. Posting questions to Piazza is a better choice than sending email to the instructor or TAs individually, since we're all monitoring the group - plus, your classmates may have useful answers! You may choose whether to post questions and answers anonymously or using your own name. If you are asking a question that involves your own code, then please make sure to post it as a private question so that your classmates cannot see it, only the instructors.
Programming assignments will show up here as they become available. To submit the programming assignments, unless specified otherwise, use the 'handin' program.
|Weekly Quizzes||The course will have weekly quizzes which will be posted on our Connect page. The questions for the quizzes will be selected among the review questions submited by the students the week before. The deadline for submitting questions (via Piazza cpsc314.) is Monday noon. The deadline for answering the quizzes is Friday noon.|
|Hall of Fame||Will go here|
|Review and Exam Prep||
Old assignments and midterms/finals (with solutions) can be found on the pages of older 314 offerings:
Sep 2012 Jan 2012 Sep 2011 Jan 2011 Sep 2010 Jan 2010 Sep 2009 Jan 2009 Sep 2008 Jan 2008 Sep 2007 Jan 2007 Sep 2006 Jan 2006 Sep 2005 May 2005 Jan 2005 Sep 2004 Jan 2004 Sept 2003
|Policies||Specific Course Policies UBC student policies|