CSE 457: Intro to Computer Graphics
Spring Quarter 1995
- Data structures (CSE/326)
- A good working knowledge of C++ (or C) programming
- Linear algebra
- Some mathematical sophistication
- (No prior knowledge of graphics is assumed.)
- Donald Hearn and M. Pauline Baker. Computer
Graphics, Second Edition. Prentice-Hall, 1994.
- OpenGL Reference Manual. Addison-Wesley, 1992.
- Jackie Neider, Tom Davis, and Mason Woo. OpenGL Programming
Guide. Addison-Wesley, 1993.
- Josie Wernecke, The Inventor Mentor. Addison-Wesley, 1994.
All of the above texts will be available in the
graphics instructional lab.
- James Foley, Anries Van Dam, Steven Feiner, and John Hugues,
Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice,
(A "+" denotes an area in which extra credit can be earned.)
- Project (same grade for whole team): 35%+
- Project knowledge (individual): 15%
- Project artifact (individual): 5%+
- Written assignments: 15%
- Midterm: 10%
- Final: 20%
This is the first year that CSE/457 is being taught using our new graphics instructional lab consisting of 14
Silicon Graphics Indy R4400s. The lab is located in Sieg 228.
There will be four projects, each 2-weeks long, and one ungraded
project (Project #0) to help you get up to speed. You'll work on each
project in a team with one or two other students in the class. Each
project will require you and your teammate to make substantial
extensions to an existing interactive graphical application. The
projects we have in mind are:
Projects will be graded during in-person sessions with one of the TAs. During the grading session, a TA will run
the project to make sure that it conforms to the project guidelines.
The TA will then quiz individual members of the team to determine how
well they understand the structure of the code, the design trade-offs,
and the implemented algorithms.
- Project 0: Sierpinski:
- A simple program to create a fractal called the Sierpinski Triangle.
- Project 1: Wavelet:
- A program to perform wavelet image compression.
- Project 2: Morph:
- A program to create video animations by ``morphing'' (blending)
between a pair of images.
- Project 3: Sweeper:
- A program to create complex surfaces by extruding (sweeping) a
curve along a path in three dimensions.
- Project 4: Trace:
- A program to create beautiful raytraced images, complete with
shadows, reflections, and transparent effects.
One grade will be assigned for all members of the team for the
project's implementation. Separate grades will be recorded for each
team member's "knowledge of the project." A third component of the
grade involves using your project to create an artifact,
hopefully, of some artistic merit. Extra credit will be given for the
nicest artifacts, as determined by class vote. Click here for more information on project
Project Turn-in & Late Policy:
Assignments are due at the beginning of lecture on the due date.
This means that the modification stamp on the project executable
must be earlier than the start of lecture on the due date. Late
assignments are marked down at a rate of 33% per day (not per
lecture), meaning that if you fail to turn in an assignment on time
it is worth 66% for the first 24 hours after the deadline, 33%
for the next 24 hours, and it is worth nothing after that. In
addition, no extra credit for bells and whistles will be awarded
for any late assignment.
Exceptions will be given only in extreme circumstances and only