Computer Graphics CSC418/CSC2504 Fall 2019
Tutorial for both sections will be held together on Mondays 12:00-13:00 in GB 120.
This course introduces the basic concepts and algorithms of computer graphics. It covers the basic methods needed to model and render 3D objects, including much of the following: graphics displays, basic optics, line drawing, affine and perspective transformations, windows and viewports, clipping, visibility, illumination and reflectance models, radiometry, energy transfer models, parametric representations, curves and surfaces, texture mapping, graphics hardware, ray tracing, graphics toolkits, animation systems.
Prerequisites: C/C++ Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus,(course codes).
Please post your questions about the lectures, readings, and assignments on the Quercus discussion board. We will monitor this board and attempt to answer questions as they appear. Near deadlines responses may take longer, so please start assignments early. If your question is not being answered, you may ask it again at the tutorial or office hours.
This class involves required reading from:
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Fourth Edition, Steve Marschner, Peter Shirley, et al. 2015.
Digital e-book are available at CRC Press.
Students are expected to buy and read the specified chapters of this textbook. Exams and assignments will depend not only material covered during lectures, but also on material from the assigned readings.
|Week||Topic / Event|
|1||Introduction, Demos of Solutions Assignment 1 (Raster Images) due 17/09 (for students on the waitlist: zip your
|2||Assignment 2 (Ray Casting) due 24/09|
|3||Assignment 3 (Ray Tracing) due 01/10|
|4||Assignment 4 (Bounding Volume Hierarchy) due 08/10 (Note:
|5||Assignment 5 (Meshes) due 22/10 (Note:
|6||Work on Assignment 5|
|7||Study for exam next week.|
|Monday, October 28||In-tutorial Exam (12% of grade)|
|8||Assignment 6 (Shader Pipeline) due 12/11|
|Monday, November 4||Drop date (consider if current grade is <50%)|
|9||Assignment 7 (Kinematics) due 19/11 (Note: inverse kinematices
|10||Assignment 8 (Mass-Spring Systems) due 3/12|
|11||The future of Computer Graphics|
|12||Study for exam next week.|
|Final||Final exam (24% of grade)|
Assignments must be submitted electronically, using MarkUs.
Code that you submit to us must work on the CS Teaching Lab machines in order to earn credit.
0.007% off for every minute late.
All assignments must be completed individually.
Any code must belong to the student submitting it. Submitted assignments will be automatically analyzed to identify suspicious levels of code similarity. Consequences of committing an academic offence can be severe.
By enrolling in this course, students acknowledge that they have read and understand the University of Toronto's definitions and policy on Academic Integrity.