15-464 / 15-664 Administrative Information for Spring 2013
Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-2:50pm
Place: GHC 4401
The class web page is at
This is the primary online source for information about the course, including assignments, lecture notes, and administrative details.
- 15-462: Computer Graphics or equivalent
- Computer Animation: Algorithms and Techniques. Rick Parent, Morgan Kaufmann, Third edition 2012
Grading for the class will be as follows:
- Programming Assignments:
- Motion Editing (15%)
- Inverse Kinematics (15%)
- Cloth Simulation (15%)
- Final Project 25%
- In-class paper presentation 10%
- Web page / blog 10%
- Class Participation 10%
The primary assignments will be programming assignments. You may work
individually or in groups of two. Please reference any outside
sources you use to complete the assignments.
The final project may be done individually or in groups of two or
three. If you want to do a final project as a group, please
coordinate this with the instructor.
Programming assignments should be turned in by midnight on the day
they are due.
Late days: A total of three late days may be taken during the semester
on the first three programming assignments. No late days are
permitted for the final project. Extensions beyond these late days
require a REALLY good excuse or a penalty of 10% of the value of the
Cheating will result in immediate penalties ranging from 0 points on
the relevant assignment to failure of the course. All cheating cases
are reported to the university, and severe offenses are brought before
an Academic Review Board for consideration of further measures.
Course policy is that you may talk about the assignments with others
but you must write the code and solve the problems yourself.