Fall 2017 Graphics Courses

Graphics courses offered in Fall 2017:

CPSC 478/578 Computer Graphics -- Holly Rushmeier -- MW 9:00 - 10:15 am

Introduction to the basic concepts of two- and three-dimensional computer graphics. Topics include affine and projective transformations, clipping and windowing, visual perception, scene modeling and animation, algorithms for visible surface determination, reflection models, illumination algorithms, and color theory.

CPSC 679 Computational Issues in 3-D Design and Fabrication -- Benedict Brown -- TTh 2:30 - 3:45 pm

(undergraduates may register for this course with permission)

This course focuses on computational methods for designing and fabricating 3-D objects. The course considers the data structures and algorithms for the complete process, from specifying physical source material to the production of a new physical object. The process begins with obtaining the shapes of existing 3-D objects in digital form using active 3-D scanning or photogrammetry. The digital shape is then edited with a variety of local operators and global filters. The shape description is then prepared for input to a numerically controlled machine. Production by various means is considered, including fused deposition modeling (FDM), milling, and laser cutting.

CPSC 490 project opportunities available in cultural heritage computing, digital humanities, data visualization, sketching and material appearance modeling.