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Valid for year : 2008
TNM046 Computer Graphics, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Technology

Subject area: Media Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G1

After the course, students should be able to list, explain and use common and basic methods for image synthesis. Students should be able to choose and motivate methods that solve common problems in the area of computer graphics, and implement solutions to real problems in their own program code.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Linear algebra, fundamental skills in programming, skills in object oriented programming

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
3D Computer Graphics and animation, plus a number of advanced level courses in computer graphics and related subjects.

Lectures presenting an overview of the theory, laboratory work for application and detail. The textbook is in English. Some of the course material is in Swedish, but can be made available in English on request.

Course contents:
2D graphics: pixel graphics versus object graphics, primitives, parametric and implicit curves, transformations, rendering. Graphics programming in 2D. 3D graphics: objects, polygons, brief coverage of parametric and implicit surfaces, transformations, projections, perspective, hidden surfaces, local lighting models. Simple graphics programming in 3D.

Course literature:
Watt, Alan: 3D Computer Graphics (Addison-Wesley 1999, ISBN 0201398559)

Written examination
Laboratory work

Course language is Swedish.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Kenneth Bjerner
Examiner: Mark Dieckmann
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Last updated: 07/03/2008