Instructor: Dr. Marc Olano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ITE 354 (455-3094); Office Hours: Tu Th 2:15-3:30
TA: Hanli Ni (email@example.com)
ITE 353; Office Hours: Tu 4-5:30; Th 10:00-12:30
Prerequisites: MATH 221 (Linear Algebra), CMSC 341 (Data Structures)
(Yes, we will make heavy use of both prerequisites)
Description: Introduction to graphics systems, rasterization, clipping, transformations, modeling, viewing, hidden surface removal, illumination, and shading. Emphasis on realistic, 3D image synthesis.
Grades: Grades will be based on programming assignments (55%), a midterm exam (15%), and a final exam (30%).
Assignments: Programming assignments require the use of the C/C++ programming language. These assignments may be time-consuming. START EARLY! A tentative list is given below:
|Assn 1||5%||Simple Scene||Sep 16|
|Assn 2||10%||Modeling||Sep 30|
|Assn 3||10%||Viewing||Oct 14|
|Assn 4||10%||Visibility||Nov 9|
|Assn 5||10%||Lighting||Nov 23|
|Assn 6||10%||Shading||Dec 9|
Students taking the course for graduate credit (CMSC 634) will be expected to do extra parts on each assignment.
Assignments are to be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM of the day listed. Assignments submitted up to one week late will be penalized 20 percent of the possible score. Assignments more than one week late will receive a score of 0. Each student gets one free "late" (i.e. up to one week late without penalty, but still zero if later than one week) to apply to any of the assignments. Your free late must be claimed in writing on or before the due date.
By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC's scholarly community in which everyone's academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong.
All assignments and exams in the course are expected to be your INDIVIDUAL work. You may discuss assignments, but any help you receive, must be documented. With each program, you will submit a readme.txt file. At the beginning of this file, you must include a comment indicating the sources you used (excluding course staff and text) and the type of help you received from each. If you received no help, say so. Failure to include this comment at the top of your readme.txt will result in your program being returned ungraded.
|Sep 2||Overview and Review||1-2|
|Sep 7/9||RenderMan, Transforms||4-5|
|Sep 14/16||Transforms, Modeling||Assn 1|
|Sep 28/30||Viewing||6||Assn 2|
|Oct 5/7||Lines and Triangles, Perspective||3|
|Oct 12/14||Perspective, Clipping||7, 9||Assn 3|
|Oct 19/21||Display; MIDTERM|
|Nov 2/4||Light & Vision||16-18|
|Nov 9/11||Illumination||8, 20-21||Assn 4 (Tuesday)|
|Nov 16/18||Illumination, Texturing||10|
|Nov 23/25||Procedural Shading; Thanksgiving||Assn 5 (Tuesday)|
|Nov 30/Dec 2||Procedural Shading; Antialiasing|
|Dec 7/9||Advanced Topics||Assn 6|
|Dec 14||Wrap up and Review|
|Dec 21||FINAL, 1-3 PM|
The class web page: http://www.csee.umbc.edu/~olano/435 (This syllabus online, where you can follow all of the following links). Important announcements and updates will be made to this class web page throughout the semester. I will announce at the beginning of class if I make a significant change or addition.
Class email list: firstname.lastname@example.org. All currently enrolled students are subscribed under their @umbc.edu address; manage at listproc.umbc.edu. To avoid spam, you must send email from that address (not @cs.umbc.edu or a home address). Email goes to the entire class, plus the TA and myself. Use it to ask (and answer) questions of general interest. For example, "I'm trying to get ... working on Windows, has anyone gotten it to work?", etc.