- Code COMP6461
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
Course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021. Some on-campus activities are available. Attendance at these where possible is encouraged.
Computer graphics are an essential part of modern software. In this course students will learn about fundamental algorithms, data structures and programming models used in 3D graphics applications. These key concepts in computer graphics programming will be covered from their mathematical foundations through to their application in domains such as data visualisation, virtual reality, computer games and film animation/VFX. In this course students will explore these concepts through practical implementation in a modern computer graphics software context.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain the stages of a modern, hardware-accelerated 3D rendering pipeline
- construct and manipulate complex models, geometries and scene graphs in both 2D and 3D
- implement computer graphics algorithms in a shader language
- compare and evaluate different computer graphics techniques based on performance, aesthetic and implementation difficulty
- Weekly lab portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Group project (20) [LO 1]
- Individual project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Approximately 130 hours of study consisting of 12 three-hour lectorials and self directed study.
Information on inherent requirements for this course are currently not available.
Requisite and Incompatibility
all readings will be freely available and linked to from the course website
It is recommended that you have completed COMP6720 before enrolling in this course.
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