CSCI 4972/6963 - Spring 2007
Advanced Computer Graphics
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Course Calendar

Note: Lecture topics are tentative and will be updated as the term progresses.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Jan 16, Lecture 1:
Course Overview & Transformations
    Jan 19, Lecture 2:
Mesh Adjacency Data Structures
  Jan 23, Lecture 3:
Mesh Simplification

Reading Due: "Progressive Meshes", Hoppe, SIGGRAPH 1996

  Jan 25, Homework 1:
Transformations & OpenGL Warmup

due @ 11:59pm
Jan 26, Lecture 4:
Curves and Surfaces
  Jan 30, Lecture 5:
Subdivision Surfaces

Reading Due: "Subdivision Surfaces in Character Animation", DeRose, Kass & Truong, SIGGRAPH 1998

Additional Reference: SIGGRAPH 2000 course notes - Subdivision for Modeling and Animation

    Feb 2, Lecture 6: Subdivision Surfaces II

Reading Due: "Piecewise Smooth Surface Reconstruction", Hoppe et al, SIGGRAPH 1994

Optional Reading: "Efficient, Fair Interpolation using Catmull-Clark Surfaces", Halstead et al, SIGGRAPH 1993

  Feb 6, Lecture 7:
Particle Systems, Cloth Simulation

Reading Due: "Deformation Constraints in a Mass-Spring Model to Describe Rigid Cloth Behavior", Xavier Provot, 1995.

  Feb 8, Homework 2:
Simplification & Subdivision

due @ 11:59pm
Feb 9, Lecture 8:
Volumetric Data Structures, Collision Detection
  Feb 13, Lecture 9:
Navier-Stokes, Fluid Simulation

Reading Due: "Realistic Animation of Liquids", Foster and Metaxas, 1996.

Optional Reading: Harlow & Welch, "Numerical Calculation of Time-Dependent Viscous Incompressible Flow of Fluids with Free Surface," Phys. Fluids, Vol. 8, p. 2182, 1965.

    Feb 16, Lecture 10:
Inverse Kinematics

Reading Discussed:
"Synthesis of Complex Dynamic Character Motion from Simple Animation", Liu & Popovic, SIGGRAPH 2002

Feb 19
No Classes
Feb 20
Monday Schedule
    Feb 23, Lecture 11:
Rigid Body Dynamics, Deformation, Fracture

Readings Due:
"Graphical Modeling and Animation of Brittle Fracture" O'Brien & Hodgins, SIGGRAPH 1999

"Dynamic Real-Time Deformations using Space Time Adaptive Sampling" Debunne, Desbrun, Cani & Barr, SIGGRAPH 2001

  Feb 27
Quiz 1
  Mar 1, Homework 3:
Cloth & Fluid Simulation

due @ 11:59pm
Mar 2, Lecture 12:
Ray Tracing, Distribution Ray Tracing
Mar 5-9, No Classes
  Mar 13, Lecture 13:
Local vs. Global Illumination, Radiosity

Reading Due: "Modeling the interaction of light between diffuse surfaces" Goral et al, SIGGRAPH 1984.
(alternate link)

    Mar 16, Lecture 14:
Rendering Equation & Radiosity II

Reading Due: "Shadow Matting and Compositing", Chuang et al., SIGGRAPH 2003

  Mar 20, Lecture 15:

Reading Due: "Deep Shadow Maps", Lokovic & Veach, SIGGRAPH 2000

  Mar 22, Homework 4:
Distribution Ray Tracing & Radiosity

due @ 11:59pm

Note: Extra credit due by Mar 27

Mar 23, Lecture 16:
Monte Carlo Rendering

Reading Due: "Optimally Combining Sampling Techniques for Monte Carlo Rendering", Veach & Guibas, SIGGRAPH 95 (alternate link)

  Mar 27, Lecture 17:
Sampling & Aliasing

Reading Due: "Statistical Acceleration for Animated Global Illumination", Meyer & Anderson, SIGGRAPH 2006

Mar 28
No Classes
  Mar 30, Lecture 18:
Irradiance Caching, Photon Mapping

Readings Due:
"Global Illumination using Photon Maps", Henrik Wann Jensen, "Rendering Techniques '96"

"A ray tracing solution for diffuse interreflection", Ward et al., SIGGRAPH 1988 (alternate link)

  Apr 3, Lecture 19:
Subsurface Scattering

Reading Due: "A Practical Model for Subsurface Light Transport", Jensen, Marschner, Levoy, & Hanrahan, SIGGRAPH 2001

  Apr 5, Final Project Proposal & Background Research
due @ 11:59pm
Apr 6, Lecture 20:
Procedural Modeling

Readings Due:
Prusinkiewicz et al., "Animation of Plant Development", SIGGRAPH 1993

Legakis et al. "Feature-Based Cellular Texturing for Architectural Models" SIGGRAPH 2001

  Apr 10, Lecture 21:
Texture Synthesis

Readings Due:
Efros & Leung, "Texture Synthesis by Non-parametric Sampling", ICCV 1999

"Image Analogies", Hertzmann et al., SIGGRAPH 2001

    Apr 13, Lecture 22:
Non-Photorealistic Rendering

Readings Due:
"Interactive Pen-and-Ink Illustration", Salisbury et al. SIGGRAPH 1994

Hoiem, Efros, and Hebert, "Automatic Photo Pop-up", SIGGRAPH 2005

"Making Papercraft Toys From Meshes Using Strip-Based Approximate Unfolding", Mitani & Suzuki, SIGGRAPH 2004

  Apr 17
Quiz 2
    Apr 20
lecture cancelled,
Office hours
1:30-3pm MRC 309A
  Apr 24, Lecture 24:
Final Project Presentations

Course evaluations

  Apr 26, Final Project Reports
due at 11:59pm
Apr 27, Lecture 25:
Final Project Presentations
  May 1, Lecture 26:
Final Project Presentations
May 2
Last day of classes
May 7-11, Final Exams, No final for CSCI 4972/6963