COMPGV10 - Computer Graphics
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|Code||COMPGV10 (Also taught as: COMP3080 Computer Graphics)|
|Taught By||Tobias Ritschel (66%) and Anthony Steed (33%)|
|Aims||To introduce the fundamental concepts of 3D computer graphics and give the students all the knowledge needed for creating an image of a virtual world from first principles.|
|Learning Outcomes||The students will be able to define a virtual world and create images of it. They will know how to write a basic ray tracer, and use a graphics library such as OpenGl (or equivalent).|
- The painter's method.
Creating an image using ray tracing
- Ray casting using a simple camera.
- Local illumination.
- Global illumination with recursive ray tracing.
Specifying a general camera
- World / image coordinates.
- Creation of an arbitrary camera.
- Ray tracing with an arbitrary camera.
Constructing a scene
- Scene hierarchy.
- Transformations of objects / rays.
- Other modelling techniques.
- Bounding volumes.
- Space subdivision.
From ray tracing to projecting polygons
- Graphics pipeline.
- Transforming the polygons to image space.
- Sutherland Hodgman clipping.
- Weiler Atherton clipping.
Polygon rasterization/Visible surface determination
- Scan conversion.
- Interpolated shading.
- Texture mapping.
- Back face culling.
- Shadow volumes.
- Shadow buffer.
- Shadow mapping.
- Soft shadows.
The nature of light
- Transport theory, Radiance, luminance, radiosity.
- The radiance equation.
- Classical radiosity
- Progressive refinement.
- Bezier Curves.
- B-Splines Curves.
Method of Instruction
Lecture presentations, and lab-classes.
The course has the following assessment components:
- Written Examination (2.5 hours, 75%)
- Coursework Section (25%) comprising
- Seminar (10%)
- Individual Essay (30%)
- Group Project (60%)
To pass this module, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all components combined.
The examination rubric is:
Answer THREE questions out of FIVE. All questions carry equal marks.
Reading list available via the UCL Library catalogue.