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Valid for year : 2009
TNM061 3-D Computer Graphics, 6 ECTS credits.
/3-D Datorgrafik/

For:   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours: 42
Rec. self-study hours: 118

  Area of Education: Technology

Subject area: Media Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

The course is aimed at providing knowledge and insight into methods for 3-dimensional computer graphics in the areas of modeling, rendering, animation and graphics programming. After the course, students should be able to use basic tools and common user interfaces to create simple but effective 3D animations on their own. Students should also be able to choose suitable methods and motivate them, and explain how they work from a technical and mathematical standpoint. They should also be able to plan and execute some basic 3D graphics programming, and explain the technical differences between real time graphics and rendered content.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Computer Graphics

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.

Lectures, lab exercises and an extensive project assignment. Lectures are based on basic material, while the project presents an opportunity to penetrate more specialised subjects in greater depth.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.

Course contents:
3D modeling: polygon meshes, various forms of parametric curves and surfaces. Surface properties, texture and bump mapping. Environment mapping. Anti-aliasing. Global illumination models: raytracing, radiosity, hybrid methods and stochastic methods. Animation: keyframing, inverse kinematics, physical modeling with constraints, motion capture. Graphics programming, real time graphics, graphics hardware.

Course literature:
Watt: 3D Computer Graphics, Third edition, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
Material for the lab assignments published by the department.
Possibly some small amounts of extra hand-out material for certain subjects.

Written exam
Laboratory course
Group project assignment
1,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is Swedish.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Dag Haugum
Examiner: Björn Gudmundsson
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Last updated: 09/12/2008