Interactive Computer Graphics: A Top-Down Approach Using OpenGL (4th Edition)

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1 ECE/CS 433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Advanced Graphics Lab Class 1 August 21, 2007 ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Introduction ± Instructor: Pradeep Sen ± Office: ECE 225C ± Office hours: Wednesdays 2-4pm ± E-mail: psen@ece.unm.edu ± TA: Hao he (hhe@ece.unm.edu) ± TA office hours: Mondays 2-4pm, Wednesdays 10am - noon ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 The class ± “Introduction to computer graphics” ± No previous graphics experience is needed ± You should be a good programmer – programming assignments + final project ± Goal: develop a solid technical foundation for computer graphics – To take other graphics courses – To work in graphics-related industry: games, special effects, etc. – To do research in computer graphics ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Advanced Graphics Lab Curriculum Computer Graphics I Computer Graphics II Advanced Image Synthesis Scientific Visualization Real-Time Rendering Special FX In Film Advanced Video Game Design core: advanced: special topics: ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Syllabus ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Course objectives ± Learn the basics of 2-D and 3-D raster graphics ± Strengthen your programming skills in a (hopefully) fun way! ± Make a video game that runs on a real console!
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2 ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Advanced Graphics Lab ± New lab dedicated to scientific research into the technical aspects of computer graphics and digital media ± Professors: Ed Angel, Tom Caudell, Joe Kniss, Pradeep Sen Digital Fine Arts ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 What is computer graphics? ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Ratatouille – Pixar (2007) ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Doom 3 – id (2004) ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 What is computer graphics all about? ± One of the fundamental problems is rendering – Given a scene description that contains information about the objects of a scene, camera location, etc., generate a picture of the scene. ± This is the inverse problem of computer vision – Given a picture of a scene, gather information about the objects in the scene, camera location, etc. ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Rendering scene description rendered image Animation is achieved by moving the objects slightly each frame
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3 ECE/CS433 Introduction to Computer Graphics Pradeep Sen Class 1 – August 21, 2007 Why is computer graphics important?
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