**Time and location:** MWF 1:50 - 2:40 in 113 HRBB

**Office hours:** TTh 2:00 - 3:00

**Office location:** 527B HRBB

**Email:** nimak@tamu.edu

**Piazza:** https://piazza.com/tamu/fall2019/csce441/

**TA: Hang Li**

**Email:** hangli@tamu.edu

**Office hours:** MW 10:00 - 12:00

**Office location:** EAB-C 118C

This course is an introduction to the foundations of 3-dimensional computer graphics. Topics covered include 2D and 3D transformations, hidden surface removal and rasterization, shading, lighting models, and texture mapping. We also discuss geometric modeling and curves, as well as ray tracing.

The main prerequisite listed in the course description is CSCE 221. However, the students are expected to be comfortable with C/C++ as there will be significant amount of programming in this class. The students should also be familiar with linear algebra. A prior course in linear algebra (e.g., MATH 304) is more than sufficient.

The following books are recommended:

**The OpenGLĀ® Programming Guide**, by John Kessenich, Graham Sellers, and Dave Shreiner, 9th Edition

**Fundamentals of Computer Graphics**, by Steve Marschner, Peter Shirley, 4th Edition

The readings from **Fundamentals of Computer Graphics** are referred to as **MS** (Marschner and Shirley) and the ones from **The OpenGLĀ® Programming Guide** are referred to as **GL**.

**Linear Algebra Review:**Every student needs to complete this online test by a certain date. Students may take the exam as many times as they wish until it is passed. Failure to pass the test by the deadline will result in an automatic F for the class.**Programming assignments (60%):**There will be 6 programming assignments.**Midterm (15%):**The midterm will be given on Oct. 18th during the class.**Final (25%):**The exam will be given during the scheduled final exam time, Dec. 10th (3:30 - 5:30)

You will lose 20% from each assignment for each day that it is late. However, there will be 5 granted late days for the entire course. You are free to use it for any of the assignments (note that, you CANNOT use it for the linear algebra test!). All the assignments are due at 11:59 pm on ecampus .

Date | Topic | Slides | Reading | Assignments |
---|---|---|---|---|

Aug 26 | Introduction and Overview | pptx, pdf | MS 1 | LA Test Out |

Aug 28 | Linear Alegbra Overview | pptx, pdf | MS 2 & 5 | |

Aug 30 | Linear Alegbra Overview | See above | MS 2 & 5 | HW 1 Out |

Sep 2 | Rendering Overview | pptx, pdf | ||

Sep 4 | Transformations (2D) | pptx, pdf | MS 6.1 & 6.3-5 | |

Sep 6 | Transformations (2D) | See above | MS 6.1 & 6.3-5 | |

Sep 9 | Transformations (3D) | pptx, pdf | MS 6.2 & 12.2 | LA Test & HW 1 Due |

Sep 11 | Transformations (3D) | See above | MS 6.2 & 12.2 | HW 2 Out |

Sep 13 | OpenGL | pptx, pdf | MS 17.1-9 | |

Sep 16 | OpenGL | See above | MS 17.1-9 | |

Sep 18 | Viewing Transformations | pptx, pdf | MS 7 | |

Sep 20 | Viewing Transformations | See above | MS 7 | |

Sep 23 | Culling, Clipping, and Viewport | pptx, pdf | MS 8.1.3-6 & 8.4 | |

Sep 25 | Rasterizing Lines and Triangles | pptx, pdf | MS 8.1.1-2 & 8.2.1-3 & 2.7 | |

Sep 27 | Rasterizing Lines and Triangles | See above | MS 8.1.1-2 & 8.2.1-3 & 2.7 | |

Sep 30 | Rasterizing Lines and Triangles | See above | MS 8.1.1-2 & 8.2.1-3 & 2.7 | |

Oct 2 | Antialiasing | pptx, pdf | MS 9 & 8.3 | |

Oct 4 | Antialiasing | See above | MS 9 & 8.3 | HW 2 Due & HW 3 Out |

Oct 7 | Color | pptx, pdf | MS 19 & 20 | |

Oct 9 | Color | See above | MS 19 & 20 | |

Oct 11 | Shading and Texture Mapping | pptx, pdf | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | |

Oct 14 | Shading and Texture Mapping | See above | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | |

Oct 16 | Midterm Review | |||

Oct 18 | Midterm | |||

Oct 21 | Shading and Texture Mapping | See above | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | |

Oct 23 | Shading and Texture Mapping | See above | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | HW 4 Out |

Oct 25 | Shading and Texture Mapping | See above | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | Hw 3 Due |

Oct 28 | Shading and Texture Mapping | See above | MS 10 & 11.1-4 | |

Oct 30 | Shadows | pptx, pdf | MS 11.4.4 | |

Nov 1 | Ray Tracing (Intro) | pptx, pdf | MS 4 | |

Nov 4 | Ray Tracing (Intro) | See above | MS 4 | |

Nov 6 | Ray Tracing (Nuts and Bolts) | pptx, pdf | MS 4 | HW 4 Due & HW 5 Out |

Nov 8 | Ray Tracing (Nuts and Bolts) | See above | MS 4 | |

Nov 11 | Midterm Solution | |||

Nov 13 | Ray Tracing (Acceleration) | MS 12.3 | ||

Nov 15 | Geometry | |||

Nov 18 | Curves | |||

Nov 20 | Curves | |||

Nov 22 | Mesh Representation and Processing | |||

Nov 25 | Mesh Representation and Processing | HW 5 Due | ||

Nov 27 | Reading Day - No Class | |||

Nov 29 | Thanksgiving - No Class | |||

Dec 2 | Review for Final | |||

Dec 4 | Review for Final |

*Schedule is subject to small changes.