Lecture: Introduction to Computer Graphics @ B-IT


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: 23.10.2018
  • Dates: Tue. 10:15 - 11:45 and Thu. 16:15 - 17:45, B-IT 0.109
  • Curriculum: B-IT Master Media Informatics
  • Exams: 05.02.2019, 10:15 - 12:15, B-IT 0.109, resit: 27.03.2019, 10:15 - 12:15, B-IT 0.109



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.

Among the topics of this lecture are: 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 real-time rendering; representations of curves and surfaces.

In the exercises the theoretical concepts of the lecture are examplified in theoretical tasks and practical programming assignments. The practical part of the exercise is done using a JavaScript based WebGL framework in order to showcase fundamental concepts of real-time graphics.

Special announcement

The lecture will take place in room 0.107 once on 08.11.2018.

Library documentation

You can find documentation of the vector & matrix library used in the framework here: externhttp://glmatrix.net/docs/


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Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: WebGL LaTeX
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 346 KB)
Exercise 2: Transformations and Interpolations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 191 KB)
Exercise 3: CelShading
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 340 KB)
Exercise 4: ViewFrustum
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 204 KB)
Exercise 5: Illumination-Models
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 245 KB)
Exercise 6: ReflectanceModels
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 261 KB)
Exercise 7: Textures
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 188 KB)
Exercise 8: Fractals
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 589 KB)
Exercise 9: DeferredRendering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 137 KB)
Exercise 10: ShadowMapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 156 KB)
Exercise 11: ImageProcessing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 162 KB)

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