CS 351: Computer Graphics

Course Information for Fall 2008

Time: TR 11:00-12:15 (lecture), T 1:00-2:20 or 2:30-3:50 (lab)
Place: Mudd 311 (lecture), Mudd 415 (lab)

Instructor Information

Prof. Bruce A. Maxwell
Office: Mudd 403
Phone: 859-5854

Office hours: MW 1-3:30, otherwise knock

Course Description

This course is an introduction to computer graphics. Over the course of the semester we will look at 2-D graphics primitives, clipping graphics objects to a limited size screen, transformations to modify graphics primitives, how to represent 3-D objects, and how to convert 3-D information into 2-D images. Students will be generating images every week, and each student will develop a portfolio of their own to be displayed at the end of the semester in a poster session open to the college community.

Textbooks

P. Shirley, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, 2nd ed, AK Peters Ltd, 2002.

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