Computer graphics is concerned with the creation of synthetic images and virtual worlds. This unit introduces the essential algorithms, theory and programming concepts necessary to generate interactive 2D and 3D graphics. Students will gain practical experience using the industry standard OpenGL API to develop their own interactive graphics applications. The topics covered form the basis of core knowledge necessary for developing applications in scientific visualisation, virtual reality, visual special effects and computer games.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/fortnight
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
You will need to allocate up to 5 hours per week in some weeks, for use of a computer and assignment work.
CSE3313, DGS3622, FIT3005, GCO3817
FIT2004 or CSE2304
Examination (3 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Assignment 1: 2D Graphics||10%||Week 7, Monday 16 April 2012|
|Assignment 2: 3D Graphics||20%||Week 12, Friday 25 May 2012|
|Examination 1||70%||To be advised|
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Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.
Processing: available at <http://www.processing.org>
Jogl (Java OpenGL) available from <http://java.net>
The Java Development Kit (JDK) available from <http://www.java.com>
Any machine with OpenGL or MESA installed (see: <http://www.opengl.org>).
|0||Orientation week: No formal assessment or activities are undertaken||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Course Overview, Introduction, History|
|2||Displays, 2D Graphics with Processing|
|3||2D Transforms, Homogeneous Transforms|
|4||OpenGL I, OpenGL II|
|5||OpenGL III, 3D Graphics Introduction|
|6||3D Transforms, Compound Transforms|
|7||Perspective, OpenGL Viewing||Assignment 1 due Week 7, Monday 16 April 2012|
|8||3D Viewing, Hidden Surface Removal I|
|9||Hidden Surface Removal II, Lighting|
|10||Texturing, OpenGL Compositing/Animation|
|11||Phong Shading, Global Illumination|
|12||Developments in CG Research, Exam Revision||Assignment 2 due Week 12, Friday 25 May 2012|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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Adherence to the specification; quality of programming: robustness, efficiency, correctness; correct implementation of required and optional features; adequate documentation; Creativity and innovation of solution; Quality of graphics code.
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Academic support services may be available for students who have a disability or medical condition. Registration with the Disability Liaison Unit is required. Further information is available as follows:
Slater, Mel et. al.: Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments: from realism to real-time, Addison Wesley, 2002.
Hearn, Donald and M. Pauline Baker: Computer Graphics with OpenGL (3rd International Edition), Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004
Angel, Edward: OpenGL: A Primer, (2nd Edition) Addison Wesley, 2004.
Van Verth, James M. and Lars M. Bishop: Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, A Programmers Guide, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
Shreiner, D. et. al.: OpenGL Programming Guide (5th Edition), The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version , Addison Wesley 2006.
Angel, Edward: Interactive Computer Graphics: A top-down approach using OpenGL (Third Edition), Addison Wesley, 2003.
Hill, F.S. Jr.: Computer Graphics Using Open GL (2nd Edition), Prentice-Hall, 2001.