15-462 Computer Graphics I

Spring 2003
Frank Pfenning
TuTh 10:30-11:50
WeH 7500
12 units

This course provides a basic introduction to Computer Graphics. Some undergraduate follow-up courses such as Computer Animation or Game Programming are offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites: 15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems, 21-241 Matrix Algebra, 21-259 Calculus in Three Dimensions, or equivalents.

What's New?

Class Material

Schedule Lecture schedule, slides, readings, and code
Assignments Details of assignments, due dates, and policies
Software Libraries and hints on programming environment
Resources Other course and graphics resources

Course Information

Lectures TuTh 10:30-11:50, WeH 7500.
Office Hours Wed 2:30-3:30, WeH 8117.
Interactive Computer Graphics: A Top-Down Approach Using OpenGL
by Edward Angel.
3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2002.
Hardcover 719 pages, with CD-ROM. ISBN 0-201-77343-0.
Publisher's information.
Note: the 3rd edition has new material not in the 2nd edition (used in Spring 2002).
OpenGL Programming Guide.
Mason Woo, Jackie Neider, Tom Davis, Dave Shreiner.
Third edition, OpenGL Version 1.2, Addison-Wesley, 1999.
ISBN 0-201-60458-2.
Credit 12 units
Grading 45% Programming Assignments, 20% Written Assignments,
10% Midterm Exam, 25% Final Exam.
Assignments Programming assignments are 2 weeks each, given out and due on Thursday.
Written assignments are 1 week each, given out and due on Thursday in class.
Each student has 4 late days to be used any time during the semester.
Midterm Tuesday, March 4, in class.
The midterm is closed book and laptop, one double-sided sheet of notes permitted.
Final Tuesday, May 6, 1:00-4:00, DH 1212
The final will be open book, closed laptop.
Home http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fp/courses/graphics/
Newsgroup news:cmu.cs.class.cs462
Blackboard http://www.cmu.edu/blackboard/
Only for grade information.
Directories /afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-462/students/andrew_id/ for submission of assignments,
/afs/cs/academic/class/15462/ for other resources.


  Frank Pfenning
Contact fp@cs or x8-6343
Office WeH 8117
Office Hours Wed 2:30-3:30 or by appointment

Teaching Assistants

  Christopher Twigg Ian Graham Sriram Vaidyanathan
Contact cdtwigg@cs.cmu.edu ferret@cmu.edu sriramv@andrew.cmu.edu
Office WeH 3717    
Lab Hours Thu 3:00-5:00 Wed & Fri 10:30-11:30 Mon 4:30-6:30
Lab Location Graphics Lab, Wean Hall 5336

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