CPS 472 Computer Graphics

Spring, 1997


Graphics hardware, fundamental algorithms, two- and three-dimensional imaging geometry and transformations, curve and surface design, rendering, shading, color, and animation.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:10 am - 10:00 am, C313 Wells Hall
Instructor: John Weng
Office: A-733 Wells Hall; phone: 353-4388; e-mail: weng@cps.msu.edu
Scott Connell, office: 314 Engineering Building; phone: 353-8115; e-mail: connell@cps.msu.edu
Prerequisites: Knowledge comparable to that taught in
CPS 330 (CPS 252) Data structures and programming
MTH 314 (MTH 334) Linear algebra I
Required Text:
J. D. Foley, A. van Dam, S. K. Feiner, J. F. Hughes and R. L. Phillips: Introduction to Computer Graphics, Addison Wesley, 1994.
Recommended programming books:
Douglas Young, X Window Systems: Programming and Applications with Xt, OSF/Motif edition, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1994.
Jackie Neider, Tom Davis, and Mason Woo, OpenGL Programming Guide, Addison-Wesley.
Josie Wernecke, The Inventor Mentor, Addison-Wesley.

Exams and dues

Exam I: Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, 9:10 am - 10:00 am (class time), in the same classroom.
Exam II: Thursday, March 27, 1997, 9:10 am - 10:00 am (class time), in the same classroom.
Final: Wednesday, May 2, 1997, 7:45 am - 9:45 am, in the same classroom.
Graphics systems to be learned: X-Window system, Motif, OpenGL, Inventor, and the Alias/Wavefront Animation Package. Four programming projects are planned.
There will be four homework assignments, designed to clarify some of the concepts covered in the classes.
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