CS 348C: Modeling in Computer Graphics
Fall 1995; Not offered Fall 1996
CS 348C has traditionally been a
cooperative reading class, where students and coordinator explore an
area of computer graphics. This year, CS 348C comprises a mixture of
(1) lectures by the coordinator, covering the essentials of geometric
modeling, and (2) cooperative reading and student presentations on the
modeling of natural phenomena.
- The first part of the class covers material usually taught in CS 348A, a class not offered this year. In
particular, we primarily cover representations of curves using
Bézier curves and splines; we also discuss rational curves and
NURBS, surface representations, wavelets, and quaternions. Short
programming and/or written assignments, and hands-on use of custom
class software and the SoftImage 3D modeling and animation system are
used to visualize the mathematical theory of splines.
- The second part of the class covers the modeling of select
natural phenomena and processes. We are concentrating on recent work
(from SIGGRAPH '93 and later)
on topics such as
Students study individual topics and present representative papers to
the rest of the class. Also, a programming project provides the
opportunity for in-depth exploration of a student-chosen
topic. Finally, a field trip to Pacific
Data Images brings the students in contact with a commercial
application of the material covered in class.
- Lighting and fireworks.
- Plants and trees.
- Animal movement.
- Atmospheric and subsurface light scattering.
- Fire and smoke.
- Pearlescent surfaces.
- Animal skin.
- Glare effects.
- Silver tarnish.
- Drape of cloth.
Table of contents
- Registration form. Due on
Fri 9/29, 5:00p.
- Signups for project proposal meetings. Due on Fri 10/20,
- Signups for project progress meetings. Due on Fri 11/24,
- Teaching evaluation form. Please
submit anytime and as often as you wish to.
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Last update: 6 December 1995 by Apostolos "Toli" Lerios