CMPS 160 Introduction to Computer Graphics
Fall 2007
E2 192
MWF 12:30-1:40 pm
Announcements
12/07/2007 Final exam solutions posted.
Course Information
Instructor: James Davis
Office: E2 363
Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-11am
Email: davis@cs.ucsc.edu
Course TA: Indrani Chakravarty
Office Hours: TBA
Course Staff: Chirag Dave, Krystle de Mesa, Bryan Harris, Emily Lovell, and Adam Smith
For any course related questions, contact Krystle: kdemesa@soe.ucsc.edu. (Please be sure to include '160' in the subject).

Mailing List: http://groups.google.com/group/ onesixty_f07 (subscribe to get class announcements)
Lab Information:
  • 160L-01: MW 10-12pm at Soc Sci I 135 (Indrani/Bryan on M; Indrani on W)
  • 160L-02: TTh 11-1pm at Soc Sci I 135 (Indrani/Chirag on T; Indrani on Th)
Other Information:
Schedule

Date

Topic/Description

Due

Reading

9/28 Fri Introduction/OpenGL [slides] [video]
10/1 Mon Viewing and Images [slides] [video] Chapter 1, Sections:
  • Intro (p. 1-3)
  • 1.1-1.4 (p. 3-15)
  • 1.6 (p. 28-32)
  • 1.8 (p. 33-47)
10/3 Wed Color and Vision [slides] [video] Chapter 1, Sections:
  • 1.5.1-1.5.4 (p. 16-24)
Chapter 2, Sections:
  • Intro-2.2 (p. 49-52)
  • 2.2.1-2.2.3 (p. 53-56)
10/5 Fri Local Lighting and Shading [slides] [video] HW 1 [Solution] Chapter 2, Sections:
  • 2.3.1-2.3.2 (p. 63-75)
  • 2.4.1-2.4.3 (p. 78-85)
  • 2.6 (p. 100-110)
10/8 Mon SIGGRAPH 2005 Electronic Theater Screening
(Instructor out of town)
Lab 0
10/10 Wed Object Modeling [slides] [video] Chapter 3, Sections:
  • Intro, 3.2-3.5 (p. 113, 122-140)
10/12 Fri 2D/3D Transformations [slides] [video] HW 2 [Solution] Chapter 3, Sections:
  • 3.1, 3.6-3.7 (p. 114-122, 140-152)
10/14 Sun Wiki Submissions for HW 3
10/15 Mon Projection [slides] [video] Lab 1
10/17 Wed Visibility [slides] [video] Chapter 5, Sections:
  • Intro, 5.1 (p. 189-196)
  • 5.2.1-5.2.3, 5.2.6 (p. 197-203, 205-208)
  • 5.3 (p. 211-214)
10/19 Fri Best of Lab 1 Viewing [video] HW 3 [Solution]
10/21 Sun Wiki Submissions for HW 4
10/22 Mon Texture [slides] [video] Lab 2 Chapter 6, Sections:
  • Intro (p. 215-216)
  • 6.1-6.3, 6.5-6.7 (p. 216-232, 233-268)
10/24 Wed Best of Lab 2 Viewing/Shaders [slides] [audio]
10/26 Fri Topic: "Really cool stuff you can do with graphics that won't be mentioned in class otherwise" (presented by Adam Smith)
(Instructor out of town) [video]
HW 4 [Solution]
10/29 Mon Compositing (presented by Adam Smith)
(Instructor out of town) [video]
Lab 3
10/31 Wed Best of Lab 3 Viewing/Midterm Review [video]
Midterm Review
11/2 Fri Midterm
11/4 Sun Wiki Submissions for HW 5
11/5 Mon Final Project Ideas/Information Session [video]
11/7 Wed Ray Tracing [slides] [video] Chapter 8, Sections:
  • 8.1-8.4 (p. 301-326)
11/9 Fri Prof. Davis' Research [slides] [video] HW 5
11/11 Sun Wiki Submissions for HW 6
11/12 Mon Veteran's Day; No Class
11/13 Tue Video Team/Topic
Lab 4
11/14 Wed Sample Theory [slides] [video] Sample Theory PDF
11/16 Fri Best of Lab 4 Viewing [video] HW 6
11/19 Mon Signal Processing [slides] [video] Video Script
Team for Rendering Project
Chapter 9, Sections:
  • Intro., 9.1-9.5, 9.9 (p. 340-362, 377-378)
11/21 Wed Topic: "After college, now what?" [slides] [video] Lab 5
11/23 Fri Thanksgiving Break; No Class
11/25 Sun
11/26 Mon Curves and Curved Surfaces [slides] [video] Video Chapter 4, Sections:
  • 4.1-4.7 (p. 155-188)
11/28 Wed View Videos
11/30 Fri Final Exam [Solutions]
12/3 Mon No class: James traveling
12/5 Wed SIGGRAPH videos/Guest Speaker
Topic: TBA
12/7 Fri Project Checkpoint 2
12/9 Sun Final Project Due
  1. Project
  2. Poster
  3. Webpage
12/11 Tue 12-3pm Final Project Presentations
in E2 386 (Motion Capture and Animation Lab)
page last updated: November 19, 2007.