Lecture: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Visualization


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Tue., 08.04.2014
  • Dates: Tue. and Thu. 16:30 - 18, AVZ III / Römerstr. 164 - HS 1
  • Course number: BA-INF 105
  • Curriculum: Bachelor
  • Diploma Area: B
  • Effort: 4.0 SWS
  • Exams: 22.04.2014



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 Matlab. Serveral exercises focusing on the OpenGL / GLSL library.


Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Matlab Einführung
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 118 KB)
Exercise 2: Transformationen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 150 KB)
Exercise 3: Perspektivische Transformation
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 250 KB)
Exercise 4: Transformation von Normalen 01
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 169 KB)
Exercise 5: Vertex Normalen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 132 KB)
Exercise 6: Farben
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 177 KB)
Exercise 7: GLSL Einführung
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 410 KB)
Exercise 8: BRDF
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 168 KB)
Exercise 9: Shading
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 409 KB)
Exercise 10: Probeklausur
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 258 KB)
Exercise 11: Probeklausur-2
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 162 KB)
Exercise 12: raytracing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 69 KB)
Exercise 13: Bezier Kurven
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 129 KB)
Exercise 13: Loesung-3
Assignment sheet  (1.2 KB)