Course handbook

Description

Studies issues related to the displaying of objects, which may include: graphics hardware, windows programming, 2D drawing primitives, 2D & 3D geometrical transformation, projections, geometric models, 3D viewing, visible-surface determination, illumination and shading, ray tracing, and computer animation.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Appreciate mathematical fundamentals of computer graphics techniques

2. Understand and appreciate computer graphics concepts

3. Employ selected software to achieve interactive computer graphics

4. Be able to implement graphics effects

5. Work within a group to complete a graphics project

6. High-level overview of past and possible future developments in computer graphics


Content

  1. Graphics pipeline.
  2. Graphics algorithms.
  3. Geometrical operations used in graphics.
  4. Methods for modeling curves, surfaces, and solids.
  5. Lighting models and colour.
  6. Computer vision.  

Requisite

This course has similarities to COMP3320. If you have successfully completed COMP3320 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

1. Familiarity with a. elementary linear algebra (vectors, matrices) and geometry. b. elementary calculus (for some parts of the course). 2. Some Computer Science a. reasonable programming skills b. elementary data structures and algorithms


Assessment items

In Term Test: Midsemester exam

Project: Project

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade, which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

It is recommended that students attend lectures and labs regularly.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term