Computer graphics are an intrinsic component of many modern software applications and are often essential to the success of these applications. The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with fundamental algorithms and data structures that are used in today's interactive graphics systems as well as programming and architecture of high-resolution graphics computers. The principles and practise of computer graphics are described from their mathematical foundations to the modern applications domains of scientific visualisation, virtual reality, computer games and film animation. The course will include some practical experience of graphical software environments such as OpenGL, JOGL, VRML and Java3D.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of 2D and 3D computer graphics.
- have an good understanding of the basic algorithms commonly used in 3D computer graphics.
- have a basic understanding of a number of advanced computer graphics techniques and applications.
Course is offered during odd years only
Assignments (40%); Final Exam (60%)
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Thirty hours of lectures, some seminars, and ten laboratory sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
Hearn and Baker Computer Graphics with OpenGL, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3539||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|