Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Graphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards

GZN Acad. year 2007/2008 Winter semester 5 credits

Introduction, overview of current graphics application interfaces and standards, history of graphics application interfaces, graphics library OpenGL - introduction, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, advanced techniques, extension libraries GLU a GLUT, DirectX graphics library - introduction, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, advanced techniques, history of standards in computer graphics and multimedia, graphics file formats, VRML, image and video compression, graphics and multimedia data transfer.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 12 hrs pc labs, 14 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 current status of the graphics application interfaces and standards for computer graphics. They will learn in detail the capabilities of the current graphics application interfaces and their limitations, with the tools for their exploitation and expected future development. They will also learn about the status and possibilities of standardization in computer graphics and multimedia. Finally, they will get acquainted with the ways of obtaining the standards and implementation of systems compliant with the valid standards.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

The students will improve their skills in work with literature and practical abilities with C/C++ programming.

Learning objectives

To get acquainted with the current status of the graphics application interfaces and standards for computer graphics. To learn in detail the capabilities of the current graphics application interfaces and their limitations, with the tools for their exploitation and expected future development. To learn about the status and possibilities of standardization in computer graphics and multimedia. To get acquainted with the ways of obtaining the standards and implementation of systems compliant with the valid standards.

Fundamental literature

  • Wright, R.S., Lipchak, B.: OpenGL SuperBible (3rd Edition), Sams 2004, ISBN 0672326019
  • Coelho, R., Hawash, M.: DirectX(R), RDX, RSX, and MMX(TM) Technology: A Jumpstart Guide to High Performance APIs, Addison-Wesley Professional 1997, ISBN 0201309440
  • Wodtke, M.: Mind Over Media, McGraw-Hill, New York, USA, 1993, ISBN 0-07-067633-X

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction, overview of current graphics application interfaces and standards
  2. History of graphics application interfaces
  3. Graphics library OpenGL - introduction, 2D graphics
  4. Graphics library OpenGL - 3D graphics, advanced techniques
  5. Graphics library OpenGL - advanced techniques, extension libraries GLU a GLUT
  6. Graphics library DirectX - introduction, 2D graphics
  7. Graphics library DirectX - 3D graphics, advanced techniques
  8. Graphics library DirectX - advanced techniques
  9. History of standards in computer graphics and multimedia
  10. Graphics file formats
  11. VRML - Virtual Reality Modeling Language
  12. Image and video compression
  13. Graphics and multimedia data transfer

Progress assessment

A mid-term exam evaluation and an evaluation of projects.
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