15-493 Administrative Information for Spring 2005

Place and Time: Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:50
5409 WeH


Jessica Hodgins

Josh Yelon

Teaching Assistant:

Manfred Lau
  • Email: mlau@cs.cmu.edu
  • Office: NSH 4224
  • Phone: x8-4854
  • Office Hours: following class or by appointment

Online Resources

The class web page is at
This is the primary online source for information about the course, including assignments, lecture notes, and administrative details.



Texts and other resources

Grading Information

Grading for the class will be split up as follows:

Assignments and Projects

There will be two kinds of assignments: individual assignments at the start of the semester and a final project. The individual assignments will be completed by each student, the final project will be completed either by individuals or by small teams (2-3 students max).

All assignments will be turned in as code. Your assignments must run in the WeH 5336 cluster and must be written in Panda3D. We will grade your assignment by running your code so when we need instructions on how to do that, you should provide them in a README file.

Grading on programming assignments is based the ambitiousness of what you attempted and the quality of the result.

Late policy

Assignments should be turned in on the day they are due by midnight. We will look at the time stamp on your files to verify that they were turned in on time.

Late days: A total of three late days may be taken during the semester on the individual assignments. The flexibility provided by those late days is intended to get you through the time where all your classes just happen to have assignments due on the same day. If you absolutely need an extension beyond those three days, contact the instructors.
Jessica Hodgins