Instructor: Dr. Marc Olano (olano umbc.edu)
ITE 354 (455-3094); Office Hours: Tue 3-5
TA: Kamalika Das (kdas1 csee.umbc.edu)
ITE 352; Office Hours: M 3:30-5:30, Th 4:30-6:30
Prerequisite: 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||Feb 12|
|Assn 2||10%||Modeling||Mar 4|
|Assn 3||10%||Viewing||Mar 11|
|Assn 4||10%||Visibility||Apr 8|
|Assn 5||10%||Lighting||Apr 22|
|Assn 6||10%||Shading||May 6|
Students taking the course for graduate credit (i.e. CMSC 634) will be expected to do extra readings and 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 with anyone. Any help you receive, however, must be documented. At the beginning of each program you must include a comment indicating the sources you used while working on it (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 program will result in your program being returned ungraded.
|Date||Topic||Reading (S=Shirley, R=Rogers)||Due|
|Jan 28||Overview and Review||S 1-2|
|Feb 2/4||RenderMan, Transforms||S 3.1-3.7|
|Feb 9/11||Transforms, Display, Rasterization||S 4-5||Assn 1|
|Feb 16/18||Modeling||S 13|
|Feb 23/25||Viewing||S 6|
|Mar 1/3||Visibility||S 4; R 3||Assn 2|
|Mar 8/10||Anti-aliasing||S 15||Assn 3|
|Mar 15/17||Pipeline; MIDTERM||S 11; R 4|
|Mar 22/24||SPRING BREAK|
|Mar 29/31||Realism; Light & Vision||S 16-18|
|Apr 5/7||Illumination||S 8||Assn 4|
|Apr 12/14||Illumination, Texturing||S 9, 19-21|
|Apr 19/21||Surface Shading||S 10||Assn 5|
|Apr 25/28||Surface Shading, NPR||S 22-23|
|May 3/5||NPR, Global Illumination||Assn 6|
|May 10||Wrap up and Review|
|May 12||Final Exam, 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.