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COMP 350: Computer Graphics Highlights of class policies (A rare use of PowerPoint)
The Textbook Goof I wanted to order Edition 5; somehow I ended up with Ed. 6. The textbook is perfectly fine; but the shader-based code may not work. We will see; I will be working all weekend on checking what the best solution may be.
Computer graphics concepts and methods are deeply rooted in mathematics.
The course emphasis is not on mastering OpenGL. The particular standard serves as a vehicle for teaching general concepts and methods of computer graphics. Once you understand these general concepts and methods you will be able to adapt to future computer graphics standards.
Main topics of the course Introduction to computer graphics and graphics programming 2D graphics programming Recursive graphics and fractals Interactive graphics programming Introduction to animation Transformations 3D graphics programming Viewing Lighting and shading Texture mapping and compositing Image processing Curves and surfaces Ray casting and ray tracing
Course website http://home.sandiego.edu/~pruski/cs350s12.html You can find class policies, detailed syllabus, assignments, announcements, links, and other useful stuff there.
Office hours Monday2:30 – 4 Tuesday2:20 – 3:50 Wednesday11 – 12 Friday12:15 – 1:15 Also every other Thursday 10:30 – 12 (but these are primarily for MATH 250)
Assignments Homework assignments: small programming assignments (about one per week); the total score counts for 20% of the course grade. Late assignments penalized by reduction in score. Programming project: we will decide whether it will be an individual or team project; the score counts for 20% of the course grade.
Quizzes and exams 8 quizzes on current material; two lowest scores will be dropped; the total score counts for 15% of the course grade. Midterm exam (March 14); counts for 15% of the course grade. (Quizzes and exams cannot be made up, unless you have an important reason to miss a quiz and you notify me in advance about your absence. ) The cumulative final exam will take place on Friday, May 18, 2:00 – 4:30. The final exam score counts for 30% of the course grade.
Grading criteria Total percentage of points in the courseCourse grade 92.5% and aboveA Between 90% and 92.5%A- Between 87.5% and 90%B+ Between 82.5% and 87.5%B Between 80% and 82.5%B- Between 75% and 80%C+ Between 65% and 75%C Between 60% and 65%C- Between 50% and 60%D I will “curve the grades up” a little, if the number of A’s and B’s is unreasonably low.