3-D Computer Graphics, 6 credits (TNM061)

3-D Datorgrafik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Media Technology and Engineering

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Stefan Gustavson

Director of studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMEN Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 1, 4 Swedish/English Norrköping o
6MDAV Computer Science, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 1, 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish/English Norrköping v
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 Swedish/English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Media Technology and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Computer Graphics

Intended learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing knowledge and insight into methods for 3-dimensional computer graphics in the areas of modeling, rendering, animation and graphics programming. After the course, students should be able to use basic tools and common user interfaces to create simple but effective 3D animations on their own. Students should also be able to choose suitable methods and motivate them, and explain how they work from a technical and mathematical standpoint. They should also be able to plan and execute basic 3D graphics programming, and explain the technical differences between real time graphics and rendered content.

Course content

3D modeling: polygon meshes, various forms of parametric curves and surfaces. Surface properties, texture and bump mapping. Procedural textures. Environment mapping. Anti-aliasing.
Global illumination models: raytracing, radiosity, hybrid methods and stochastic methods.
Animation: keyframing, inverse kinematics, physical modeling, motion capture.
Graphics programming: real time graphics, scene graphs, graphics hardware.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lab exercises and an extensive project assignment. Lectures are based on basic material, while the project presents an opportunity to penetrate more specialised subjects in greater depth.
The course runs over the entire spring semester.

Examination

TEN1Written examU, 3, 4, 51.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory courseU, G1.5 credits
UPG1Group project assignmentU, 3, 4, 53 credits

The final grade is a mean value of the grades for TEN1 and UPG1, where both grades are given equal weight and any rounding is done upwards.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell

Examiner

Stefan Gustavson

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 52 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 108 h
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TEN1 Written exam U, 3, 4, 5 1.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory course U, G 1.5 credits
UPG1 Group project assignment U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits

The final grade is a mean value of the grades for TEN1 and UPG1, where both grades are given equal weight and any rounding is done upwards.

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