CSCI 4530/6530 Advanced Computer Graphics
Spring 2017

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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,
No classes
Jan 17, Lecture 1:
Introduction & Transformations
 Jan 19, Homework 0
OpenGL Warmup

due ASAP
(on Submitty)
Jan 20, Lecture 2:
Mesh Adjacency Data Structures & Mesh Simplification

Reading Due:

Reminder: Post your comments/questions on Rensselaer LMS by 10am

 Jan 24, Lecture 3:
Curves and Surfaces

Reading Due:
(pick one)

 Jan 26, Homework 1
Simplification & Subdivision

Progress Post
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Jan 27, Lecture 4:
Subdivision Surfaces

Reading Due:
(pick one)

Jan 30,
Last day to add classes
Jan 31, Lecture 5:
Volumetric Data Structures

Reading Due:
(pick one)

 Feb 2, Homework 1
Simplification & Subdivision

due @ 11:59pm
(on Submitty)
Feb 3, Lecture 6:
Particle Systems & Cloth Simulation
 Feb 7, Lecture 7:
Navier-Stokes, Fluid Simulation

Reading Due (for HW2):

and also choose one:

 Feb 9, Homework 2
Cloth & Fluid Simulation

Progress Post #1
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Feb 10, Lecture 8:
Rigid Body Dynamics & Deformation

Reading Due:

Optional Readings:

 Feb 14, Lecture 9:
Fracture

Reading Due (pick one):

 Feb 16, Homework 2
Cloth & Fluid Simulation

ProgressPost #2
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Feb 17, Lecture 10:
Animation & Inverse Kinematics

Reading Due: (pick one)

Feb 20,
No Classes
Feb 21,
Monday Schedule
 Feb 23, Homework 2
Cloth & Fluid Simulation

due @ 11:59pm
(on Submitty)
Feb 24, Lecture 11:
Ray Tracing & Distributed Ray Tracing

Reading Due: (pick one)

 Feb 28, Lecture 12:
Local vs. Global Illumination & Radiosity

Reading Due: (pick one, read the other before HW3)

 Mar 2, Homework 3
Ray Tracing, Radiosity, & Photon Mapping

Progress Post #1
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Mar 3, Lecture 13:
Rendering Equation & Monte Carlo Rendering

Reading Due: (pick one)

 Mar 7, Lecture 14:
Irradiance Caching & Photon Mapping

Reading Due: (pick one)

 Mar 9, Homework 3
Ray Tracing, Radiosity, & Photon Mapping

Progress Post #2
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Mar 10,
Quiz 1

practice problems

Last day to drop classes

Mar 13-17,
Spring Break
Mar 20, Final Project
Brainstorming Ideas & Team Forming Post (Part 1)
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Mar 21, Lecture 15:
Sampling & Aliasing

Reading Due:

 Mar 23, Homework 3
Ray Tracing, Radiosity, & Photon Mapping

due @ 11:59pm
(on Submitty)
Mar 24, Lecture 16:
Subsurface Scattering

Reading Due: (pick one)

Optional Readings:

Mar 20, Final Project
Peer Feedback on Project Ideas (Part 2)
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
Mar 28, Lecture 17:
Graphics Pipeline

Reading Due: (pick one)

 Mar 30, Homework 4
Stencil Buffer & GPU

Progress Post
due @ 11:59pm
(on LMS)
extended, due
Apr 2nd@11:59pm
Mar 31, Lecture 18:
Shadows

Reading Due:

Also start looking at papers for Lecture 19!

    Apr 3, Final Project
    Proposal & Background Research
    due @ 11:59pm
    (on LMS)
    Apr 4, Lecture 19:
    Programmable GPUs

    Reading Due: (pick one)

    Also read for HW4

    Apr 5,
    No classes
    Apr 6, Homework 4
    Stencil Buffer & GPU

    due @ 11:59pm
    (on Submitty)
    extended, due
    Apr 9th@11:59pm
    Apr 7, Lecture 20:
    Procedural Modeling

    Reading Due:

     Apr 11, Lecture 21:
    Non-Photorealistic Rendering

    Reading Due: (pick one)

     Apr 13, Final Project
    Progress Post #1
    due @ 11:59pm
    (on LMS)
    Apr 14, Lecture 22:
    Texture Synthesis

    Reading Due: (pick one)

    OR another paper mentioned in Lecture 21,
    or on another NPR technique

    Pass/No Credit deadline

     Apr 18, Lecture 23:
    Computational Photography

    Reading Due:
    Something related to Texture Synthesis or Computational Photography
    (pick one or choose your own):

    OR another graphics paper that you want to read :)
     Apr 20, Final Project
    Progress Post #2
    due @ 11:59pm
    (on LMS)
    Apr 21,
    Quiz 2

    practice problems

     Apr 25,
    2-3:50pm
    Final Project Presentations
    Attendance Mandatory

    • Sam & Lars
    • Stephan
    • Yihao & Lisheng
    • Nate & Greg


     Apr 27, Final Project
    Progress Post #3
    due @ 11:59pm
    (on LMS)
    Apr 28,
    2-5pm (yes! +1 hour)
    Final Project Presentations
    Attendance Mandatory

    • Andrea & Isabella
    • Tim & Khabane
    • Stephanie
    • Uyen & Jason
    • Stephen & Nickolas
    • Asher
    • Eugene & Andrew
    • Zhiyang & Sensen


    May 1, Final Project
    Written Report
    due @ 11:59pm
    (on Submitty)

    No late days allowed
    May 2,
    2-5pm (yes! +1 hour)
    Final Project Presentations
    Attendance Mandatory

    • Alec & Evan
    • Tom & Alvin
    • Sam & Ian
    • Haoxin & Brandon
    • Toshi & Nicholas
    • Helen & Zefanya
    • Anthony & Phil


    May 3,
    Last day of classes
    May 4-5,
    Study Days
    May 8-12,
    RPI Final Exams
    No final exam for Advanced Computer Graphics