COMP SCI 3014NA - Computer Graphics

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Trimester 2 - 2015

Selected topics from:Light and the human visual system. Colour. Images, quantisation and sampling. Image manipulations. Raster graphics. Coordinate systems and transformations. The viewing frustum. The graphics pipeline and toolkits. Clipping and culling. Visibility. Lighting and shadows. Transparency and blending. Texture mapping. Local shading models. Environment mapping techniques. Multi-pass rendering. Shaders. Animation and particles. Level of detail. Scene graphs and implementation efficiency.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 3014NA
    Course Computer Graphics
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Trimester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description Selected topics from:Light and the human visual system. Colour. Images, quantisation and sampling. Image manipulations. Raster graphics. Coordinate systems and transformations. The viewing frustum. The graphics pipeline and toolkits. Clipping and culling. Visibility. Lighting and shadows. Transparency and blending. Texture mapping. Local shading models. Environment mapping techniques. Multi-pass rendering. Shaders. Animation and particles. Level of detail. Scene graphs and implementation efficiency.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Chunhua Shen

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the structure of modern computer graphics systems.
    2. Understand the basic principles of implementing copmputer graphics primitives.
    3. Familiarity with key algorithms for modelling and rendering graphical data.
    4. Develop design and problem solving skills with application to computer graphics.
    5. Gain experience in constructing interactive computer graphics programs using OpenGL.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. Knowledge of the structure of modern computer graphics systems. Understanding of how modern graphics systems model the world (shape, reflectance, lighting, texture etc). Knowledge of how interaction and animation is modelled.
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. Assignments associated with: Skills in designing and implementing graphical solutions, using OpenGL. Skills and experience in programming interaction and animation in Opengl.
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. Assignments associated with: Skills in designing and implementing graphical solutions, using OpenGL. Skills and experience in programming interaction and animation in Opengl.
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. Assignments associated with: Skills in designing and implementing graphical solutions, using OpenGL. Skills and experience in programming interaction and animation in Opengl.
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. Assignments associated with: Skills in designing and implementing graphical solutions, using OpenGL. Skills and experience in programming interaction and animation in Opengl.
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. All of the outcomes.
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. Academic and general integrity will be assumed and enforced in assessment of the above. Lectures will, where appropriate, address such issues.
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. N/A
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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