Vorlesung: Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics I


  • Dozent(en):
  • Beginn: 09.04.2019
  • Zeiten: Tue. 12:15 - 13:45 HS 3 and Thu. 12:15 - 13:45 HS 3
  • Veranstaltungsnummer: MA-INF 2209
  • Studiengang: Master
  • Aufwand: 4.0 SWS



Digital geometric models

Digital geometric models find nowadays numerous applications ranging from industrial CAD and terrain or scientific visualization to games and movie productions.

This lecture covers all aspects of DGM from their aquisiton and representation to editing and processing. In detail it discusses the following topics:

  • Methods for the generation of polygonal meshes (laser scanning, registration and integration of single mesh parts, etc.)
  • Representation: point based representations, efficient mesh data structures
  • Processing: reconstruction techniques, mesh compression, optimization of polygonal meshes (fairing and remeshing), mesh decimation and refinement, hierarchical representations. 


This lecture discusses advanced rendering techniques that aim at highly realistic images. Particular emphasis lies on high quality depictions of materials.

In detail the topics of this lecture are:

  • Foundations of radio- and photometry
  • Models for the description of optical material properties and light sources
  • Transport-, volume visualization- and rendering equation
  • Algorithms and techniques for the solution of the volume visualization and rendering equation
  • Algorithms and techniques of image based rendering



  • Henrik Wann Jensen: Realistic Image Synthesis Using Photon Mapping AK Peters, 2001
  • Philip Dutré, Philippe Bekaert and Kavita Bala: Advanced Global Illumination AK Peters, 2003
  • Peter Shirley and R. Keith Morley: Realistic Ray Tracing - Second Edition AK Peters, 2003
  • Matt Phar and Greg Humphreys: Physically Based Rendering: From Theory To Implementation Morgan Kaufmann, 2004

Digital geometric models

Here you can find the lecture in Basis

Starting the lecture

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In this lecture you will have the chance to learn many interesting theoretical as well as practical topics. In case you have a problem understanding something, please always feel free to write to the mailing list. This should be a place where you students can talk freely about the lecture, so please do not hesitate to ask and reply! Of course, the tutors are also subscribed on the mailing list and will reply as well.

The book "Polygon Mesh Processing" mentioned bellow is also available for reading at our institute - though it may be more interesting for later topics. If you are curious, just ask.

Good start!



Übung G01: PCA and Iterative Closest Points
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 153 KB)
Übung G02: Surface reconstruction from unorganized points
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 148 KB)
Übung G03: Volume Carving
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 140 KB)
Übung G04: Global Optimization for shape fitting
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 646 KB)
Übung G05: Differential Geometry Primer
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 159 KB)
Übung G06: Smoothing and Differential Geometry
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 513 KB)
Übung G07: Parametrization
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 748 KB)
Übung R00: Introduction to Python
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 118 KB)
Übung R01: Radiometry and Tonemapping
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 1.8 MB)
Übung R02: Whitted Raytracing
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 375 KB)
Übung R03: Whitted Raytracing
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 352 KB)
Übung R04: Monte-Carlo-Integration
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 1.2 MB)
Übung R05: Photonmapping
Übungsblatt  (PDF-Dokument, 2.7 MB)

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