PV227 GPU Rendering

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Jan Byška, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. Adam Rychlý (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Jan Byška, Ph.D.
Department of Visual Computing – Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: RNDr. Jan Byška, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing – Faculty of Informatics
Mon 16:00–17:50 B311
PV112 Computer Graphics API
Knowledge of C/C++ programming language. Knowledge of OpenGL in the scope of the course PV112 Computer Graphics API.
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/20, only registered: 1/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This lecture aims to give an overview of the basic GPU programming methods and commonly used techniques with the focus on shader programming. Students: will gain practical knowledge of GPU programming; will understand the workflow of special purpose high-level programming languages; will be able to write parallel programs running on the GPU;
Learning outcomes
At the end of the semester, a student should be able to:
- understand and describe possibilities of modern programmable GPUs for rendering 3D scenes;
- read up a and explain function of existing GLSL shaders;
- design and implement own GLSL shaders
  • Programmable graphics pipeline.
  • Shadows
  • Deferred shading
  • SSAO, DoF
  • HDR, bloom
  • Particle systems, compute shaders
  • Geometry shaders
  • Tessallation shaders
  • Microfacets
  • Physically Based Rendering, IBL
  • Vulkan
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
    recommended literature
  • ROST, Randi J. and Bill LICEA-KANE. OpenGL shading language. Edited by Dan Ginsburg. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley. xliii, 743. ISBN 9780321637635. 2010. info
    not specified
  • GPU gems 3. Edited by Hubert Nguyen. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley. l, 942. ISBN 9780321515261. 2007. info
  • GPU gems 2 : programming techniques for high-performance. Edited by Randima Fernando - Matt Pharr. Upper Saddle River: Addison-Wesley. xlix, 814. ISBN 0321335597. 2005. info
  • GPU gems : programming techniques, tips, and tricks for real-time graphics. Edited by Randima Fernando, Translated by David Kirk. Boston: Addison-Wesley. xlv, 765. ISBN 0321228324. 2004. info
  • ST-LAURENT, Sebastien. Shaders for game programmers and artists. Boston: Thomson Course Technology. xxiii, 483. ISBN 1592000924. 2004. info
  • GPU Pro : advanced rendering techniques. Edited by Wolfgang F. Engel. Natick: A K Peters. xixiii, 71. ISBN 9781568814728. 2010. info
Teaching methods
Tuition consists of lectures combined with practical examples and exercises.
Assessment methods
Completed by colloquium, successful implementation of an easy program during the last lecture. Attendance is compulsory, without homework.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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