UF CISE Computer Graphics

This course teaches the concepts and principles underlying interactive graphics environments.
The goal is to be able to build, not just use such environments.
Key points are modeling of geometry and motion, as well as rendering inluding the lighting.
To make the concepts and principles concrete and prepare students for the workplace or advanced studies, the course uses the industry-standards of OpenGL and C/C++. Familiarity with OpenGL is not assumed. Students are expected to work with, understand and modify OpenGL example programs. There is an initial steep learning curve when absorbing OpenGL.
Students will also benefit from refreshing their knowledge of linear algebra and calculus to understand underlying structures.
course catalog description:   Credits: 3; Disability info   Syllabus         Lectures

Instructor: Dr. Jorg Peters
Office Hours:
after class and by appointment
programming: C or C++ IDE OpenGL 4.x
grading: 3 tests 50%
3 projects 50%
Grades via canvas
standard academic honesty rules apply
reading: Textbook(s)   
prerequisites: see course catalogue
attendance: your problem if you miss material make-up: notify me by e-mail 1 week ahead
questions: in zoom: use chat lectures: real time and recorded (asynchronous)

  Honesty Policy – All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing themselves to be honest in all academic   1.work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a UF student and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this course and all others.   2.Accommodation for Students with Disabilities – Students Requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.   3.UF Counseling Services – Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals. The resources include: - University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, Personal and Career Counseling. - SHCC mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, Personal and Counseling. - Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery and Education (CARE), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual assault counseling. - Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.   4.Software Use – All faculty, staff and student of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
All work submitted in this course must be your own and produced exclusively for this course. The use of sources (ideas, quotations, paraphrases) must be properly acknowledged and documented. For the copy of the UF Honor Code and consequences of academic dishonesty, please refer to http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/honorcodes/honorcode.php. Violations will be taken seriously and are noted on student disciplinary records. Additionally, the following specific requirements will be expected in this class: (enter specific requirements). If you are in doubt regarding the requirements, please consult with the instructor before you complete any requirement of the course.