Lecture: Introduction to Computer Graphics @ B-IT


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: 27.10.2020
  • Dates: Tue. 16:15 - 17:45 and Thu. 16:15 - 17:45, Online via Zoom
  • Curriculum: B-IT Master Media Informatics
  • Exams: 26.02.2021, 14:00-16:00, online, Resit: 29.03.2021, time TBD, online



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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 and 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 C++ based OpenGL framework in order to showcase fundamental concepts of real-time graphics.


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Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Intro
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 152 KB)
Exercise 2: Fractals
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 1.5 MB)
Exercise 3: Transformations
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 147 KB)
Exercise 4: Raytracing
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 1.8 MB)
Exercise 5: Bezier Curves
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 163 KB)
Exercise 6: Subdivision Surfaces
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 271 KB)
Exercise 7: Marching Cubes
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 134 KB)
Exercise 8: Colors and Perspective Projections
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 598 KB)
Exercise 9: Shading Models
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 179 KB)
Exercise 10: Texture Mapping
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 251 KB)
Exercise 11: Deferred Rendering
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 215 KB)

Additional Documents