1CPSC 478/578 Computer CPSC 478/578 Computer GraphicsGraphicsInstructor: Holly RushmeierTA: Jianye Luclasses.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 communicateinformation±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 timeApplications±Movies±Games±Computer-aided design±Scientific visualization±Medical imaging±Training±Education±E-commerce±Graphical User InterfacesApplications±Movies!
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