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1-intro-Jan10 - CPSC 478/578 Computer Graphics Overview...

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1 CPSC 478/578 Computer CPSC 478/578 Computer Graphics Graphics Instructor: Holly Rushmeier TA: Jianye Lu classes.yale.edu/cpsc478/ Overview ± Introduction What is computer graphics? ± Applications What is it good for? ± Syllabus What will you learn in this course? ± Coursework What sort of work will there be? ± History Where did computer graphics come from? Computer Graphics ± What computers do … process, transform, and communicate information ± Aspects of communication Origin (where does the information come from?) Throughput (how frequent?) Latency (how long do I have to wait?) Presentation (what does it look like?) ± Computer Graphics is … the technology for presenting information Introduction ± What is computer graphics? Imaging = representing 2D images Modeling = representing 3D objects Rendering = constructing 2D images from 3D models Animation = simulating changes over time Applications ± Movies ± Games ± Computer-aided design ± Scientific visualization ± Medical imaging ± Training ± Education ± E-commerce ± Graphical User Interfaces Applications ± Movies!
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2 Applications ± Games Applications ± Computer- aided design Applications Computer Aided Analysis CAD – More than shape design Computer Aided Manufacturing Applications ± Scientific visualization Applications ± Information visualization Applications ± Medical imaging
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