Lecture: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Visualization


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Tue., 17.04.2018 (Attention: changed date)
  • Dates: Tue. and Thu. 16 (c.t.) - 18, HSZ - HS 7
  • Course number: BA-INF 105
  • Curriculum: Bachelor
  • Diploma Area: B
  • Effort: 4.0 SWS
  • Exams: 01.08.2018 12:15-13:45 (entry at 12:00), HS 7 & 5+6
  • Follow-up/Side-events: Resit exam: 14.09.2018 12:15-13:45 (entry at 12:00), HS 7 & 5+6



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 major topics will be discussed:

  • Two and three dimensional object representation
  • Affine and perspective mappings
  • Scene representations/the scene graph
  • 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.

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Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: WebGL LaTeX
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 163 KB)
Exercise 2: FarbInterpolation
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 179 KB)
Exercise 3: Transformationen
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 127 KB)
Exercise 4: CelShading
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 194 KB)
Exercise 5: ViewFrustum
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 187 KB)
Exercise 6: Textures
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 191 KB)
Exercise 7: ReflectanceModels
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 269 KB)
Exercise 8: Beleuchtung BSP
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 240 KB)
Exercise 9: DeferredRendering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 223 KB)
Exercise 10: ImageProcessing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 210 KB)
Exercise 11: ShadowMapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 156 KB)