CISE UFL     Computer Graphics   cap 5705 (section 3789)

Computer Graphics is the introductory graphics course.
Students will learn the theory and how to program interactive graphics environments, basic illumination and modeling of curved geometry (camera, light and actors).
Structures underlying graphics and practical implementation are emphasized. (This is not a "programming course")
Central concepts are: curves, surfaces, composition, matrix multiplication, parametrization.
The learning environment is OpenGL (with extensions) and C or C++. Familiarity with C or C++ is helpful -- otherwise the learning curve can be steep in the first weeks.
Familiarity with OpenGL is not assumed.
But students are expected to work to understand and modify OpenGL example programs and example linux makefiles for compilation.

course catalog description:   Credits: 3;         Detailed SYLLABUS

Instructor: Dr. Jorg Peters
CSE 328
Office Hours:
Tu 2:45pm-3:45pm + by appointment
TA: TA's page (announcements)     MS OpenGL setup       Linux OpenGL setup
programming environment: C or C++,
OpenGL 2.x (see also here )
Linux (=default submission environment) or MS in rooms cse115 or cse313 or
You can use your home environment to develop you programs
but we can not debug your home computer setup!
grading: tests 45%
projects 55%
Grades via Sakai   
academic honesty rules apply
reading: Textbook(s)    code samples
prerequisites: see course catalogue
place and time: E222 Tu 7 (1:55-2:45pm) Th 7-8 (1:55--3:50pm)
attendance: your problem if you miss material make-up: notify me by e-mail 1 week ahead

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