CS488 - Introduction to Computer Graphics - Winter 2008

Lecture Notes

Here you will find the lecture notes that I use when teaching. They are telegraphic, so they are not a substitute for the lectures. But, if you attend the lecture they will most likely be a good memory prosthetic. At present - January 3, 2008 - there is nothing here. I fill these in as the course proceeds, so that they will all be here by the end of the term.

  1. January 8, 2008. Introduction, rendering pipeline.
  2. January 10, 2008. Graphics devices, programming models.
  3. January 15, 2008. Geometry.
  4. January 17, 2008. Transformation in affine spaces.
  5. January 22, 2008. Device transformations, clipping.
  6. January 24, 2008. Perspective.
  7. January 29, 2008. Projection I.
  8. January 31, 2008. Projection II.
  9. February 5, 2008. Polygons, hidden surface removal, occlusion, mouse interaction.
  10. February 7, 2008. Hierarchical modelling.
  11. February 12, 2008. Local lighting, colour
  12. February 14, 2008. Projects.
  13. February 26, 2008. Ray tracing I.
  14. February 28, 2008. Review for Mid-term
  15. March 4, 2008. Ray Tracing II.
  16. March 6, 2008.Finish up ray tracing
  17. March 11, 2008. Class cancelled for campus day.
  18. March 13, 2008. Global illumination.
  19. March 18, 2008. Light fields, radiosity.
  20. March 20, 2008. Particle systems, terrain generation.
  21. March 25, 2008. Polyhedra, meshes, animation
  22. March 27, 2008. Colour
  23. April 1, 2008. Natural phenomena
  24. April 3, 2008. Review for Final


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