PB009 Principles of Computer Graphics

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Jan Byška, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Chmelík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Petr Matula, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Graphics and Design - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. Ing. Jiří Sochor, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Graphics and Design - Faculty of Informatics
The knowledge of matrix calcul, linear algebra and geometry.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 110 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/110, only registered: 0/110, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/110
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 20 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course covers fundamental computer graphics algorithms and methods for modelling and rendering.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students
- will orient themselves in a broad spectrum of computer graphics problems;
- will understand the underlying math foundations and programming issues as well;
- gain the practical knowledge in programming algorithms;
- will understand problems related to rendering, antialiasing and lightning.
  • Graphics primitives, raster algorithms.
  • Filling, clipping.
  • Transforms, projections.
  • Interpolating and free-form curves, surfaces.
  • Color, color perception, color models.
  • Raster image processing: color reduction, convolution, transformation.
  • Solid modeling. Space enumeration, boundary models, CSG.
  • Illumination models, smooth shading.
  • Textures.
  • Visibility in object space.
  • Global illumination, ray-tracing, radiosity.
  • Ray tracing.
  • FOLEY, James D. Computer graphics :principles and practice. 2nd ed. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990. 1174 s. ISBN 0-201-12110-7. info
  • ŽÁRA, Jiří, Bedřich BENEŠ, Jiří SOCHOR and Petr FELKEL. Moderní počítačová grafika (Moder Conmputer Graphics). 2. vyd. Praha: Computer Press, 2005. 609 pp. I 1. ISBN 80-251-0454-0. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures cover fundamentals, methods and algorithms in CG area. Lab work focused on the programming of algorithms using templates, choice Processing, C++, Java. 6 HW assignments initiated during labs. Study materials: Lecture slides, textbooks on computer graphics fundamentals.
Assessment methods
6 HW assignments completed in due dates before the final examination. The final assessment based on HW and written exam (50+50 pts).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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