Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Advanced Computer Graphics

PGP Acad. year 2006/2007 Winter semester 5 credits

Scene representation for dynamic rendering, mathematical and procedural textures - design, rendering and animation, real-time rendering of complex scenes, advanced rendering techniques in OpenGL and DirectX, design and implementation of animation system for articulated structures, dynamics in computer animation, soft-object animation, facial and behavioural animation, coding and compression of 3D objects and animations (MPEG4, 7), special rendering methods and techniques (non-realistic rendering, special effects), design of plug-ins for popular 3D graphics tools (3D Studio, TrueSpace, Lightwave).

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

50 exam, 10 half-term test, 40 projects

Department

Lecturer

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students will get acquainted with the advanced computer animation and computer graphics methods suitable for dynamic and large scale scenes. They will also learn how to practically implement selected algorithms through projects using modern HW capabilities and the 3D APIs (OpenGL, DirectX).

Generic learning outcomes and competences

The students will practise teamwork on the projects, worki with literature, and practical experience with C/C++ language.

Learning objectives

To get acquainted with the advanced computer animation and computer graphics methods suitable for dynamic and large scale scenes. To learn how to practically implement selected algorithms through projects using modern HW capabilities and the 3D APIs (OpenGL, DirectX).

Prerequisites

Study literature

  • Moeller, T., Haines, E., Real-time Rendering, AK Peters, 1999, ISBN 1569911012

Fundamental literature

  • Moeller, T., Haines, E., Real-time Rendering, AK Peters, 1999, ISBN 1569911012
  • Sillion, F., Puech, C., Radiosity and Global Illumination, Morgan Kaufmann, 1994, ISBN:1558602771
  • Ebert, D., S. et al., Texturing and Modelling: A Procedural Approach, Academic Press, 1998, ISBN 0-12-228760-6 
  • Thalmann, N., M., Thalmann, D., Interactive Computer Animation, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN 0-13-518309-X

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Scene representation for dynamic rendering 1
  2. Scene representation for dynamic rendering 2
  3. Mathematical and procedural textures - design, rendering and animation.
  4. Real-time rendering of complex scenes 1
  5. Real-time rendering of complex scenes 2
  6. Advanced rendering techniques in OpenGL and DirectX
  7. Design and implementation of animation system for articulated structures
  8. Dynamics in computer animation 1
  9. Dynamics in computer animation 2
  10. Soft-object animation, facial and behavioural animation
  11. Coding and compression of 3D objects and animations (MPEG4, 7)
  12. Special rendering methods and techniques (non-realistic rendering, special effects)
  13. Design of plug-ins for popular 3D graphics tools (3D Studio, TrueSpace, Lightwave)

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Individually assigned projects.

Progress assessment

Mid-term test, individual project.

Course inclusion in study plans

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