Lecture: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Visualization

Course

  • Lecturer(s):
  • Dates: Tue. and Thu. 13 (c.t.) - 15, HS D
  • Course number: BA-INF 105
  • Curriculum: Diploma (Graduate) , Bachelor
  • Diploma Area: B2

Exercises

Description

Computer Graphics deals with hardware, algorithms and datastructures for the synthesis of images or movies from abstract 3D scene, geometry and material descriptions as well as camera/object motion. This lecture introduces the fundamental concepts of computer graphics. In detail the following mayor topics will be discussed:

  • Two and three dimensional object representation
  • Affine and perspective mappings
  • Scene representations/the scene graph
  • Clipping algorithms
  • Raster algorithms
  • Sampling theorem and antialiasing
  • Computing visibility and occlusion
  • Color spaces
  • Optical material properties and shading
  • Textures
  • Global illumination
  • Graphics hardware architectures and rela time rendering
  • Representations of curves and surfaces

Exercises: In the exercises the theoretical concepts of the lecture are examplified in practical programming assignments. Programming is primarily done in C++ using the OpenGL library.

Slides

Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Einführung
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 55 KB)
Exercise 2: Rasteralgorithmen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 76 KB)
Exercise 3: Transformationen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 80 KB)
Exercise 4: Farben
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 92 KB)
Exercise 5: Frustum Culling
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 64 KB)
Exercise 6: Beleuchtung
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 80 KB)
Exercise 7: Texturen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 80 KB)
Exercise 8: Abtasttheorie
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 269 KB)
Exercise 9: Mip-Mapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 71 KB)
Exercise 10: Shader
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 54 KB)
Exercise 11: Silhouetten
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 194 KB)
Exercise 12: Bezier
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 64 KB)
Exercise 14: Wiederholung
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 64 KB)

Literature

  • Peter Shirley, Michael Ashikhmin, Michael Gleicher: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • Donald Hearn, M. P. Baker: Computer Graphics with OpenGL