Here's your opportunity to explore an additional topic not covered in the previous assignments. It can be an extension of one of the homework assignments, a portion of your graduate research, a significant module of a final project for another course, or a brand-new project. Hopefully you can connect what you've learned in this course to your research area or other interests. The scope of your assignment should be carefully defined so that it can be successfully completed in about a month.
Teams of two are strongly encouraged, but you may do an individual project with permission from the instructor. You will share your results through an in-class presentation to your peers and a publication-quality writeup.
The project must include a significant programming component related to computer graphics. You may use existing libraries or other open source code to build your project, just make sure you document and give credit to the original source. You are not required to use C++ and OpenGL for your project.
As you choose your topic and begin to flesh out the details, keep in mind that implementing new data structures or algorithms can take much longer than anticipated. Also be warned that designing and implementing even relatively simple user interfaces require alot of effort (and is not particularly relevant to this course).
Your proposal should be formatted using html or pdf. The document should be a minimum of 500 words (equivalent of 2 pages double spaced text) and include:
Your final report should be formatted using html or pdf and follow a standard technical writing format (e.g., motivation, related work, algorithm/technique, results, conclusions, and bibliography). All students are encouraged to format their final report for submission to a relevant academic graphics or graphics-related conference (SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, etc.). The report must be a minimum of 2000 words (equivalent of 8 pages double spaced text, excluding figures & references). Your report should describe the technical details of your project; in particular, we want to know about:
Make sure to acknowledge (in proper bibliographic format) all references you consulted to complete the assignment and the extent of any collaboration with other students or outside sources. As with the other assignments, submit your source code, any necessary data files, and sample images or video showing the results.
The final project reports are due on the date specified on the calendar. You may not use any late days for the report. We will not accept any late material unless accompanied by a note from the Dean of Students office.
Please include a representative 200x200 image with your submission for the project index page (see last year's projects). All projects reports will be posted online by default. If you do not want your project report posted online please send the instructor an email.
Final Project Presentation
During the last few class periods of the term, each individual/team will present their final project to the class (individuals will have 10-15 minutes, teams of 2 will have 20-25 minutes). Attendance and participation (asking good questions) at your classmate's presentations is mandatory.