Andy JohnsonElectronic Visualization Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
2032 Engineering Research Facility (ERF)
Lecture: 43563u / 43564g
originally T/Th 3:30pm - 4:45pm
2068 ERF, now asynchronous through Blackboard
I will be available during class time on Blackboard Collaborate in the course room if people have questions on the projects or the homework or the material, but there is no requirement to attend class at its scheduled time, and there will be no bonus for attending.
Office Hours: sync office hours will be held during class time, and async on Piazza (you should get a response within 24 hours, most likely within 8 hours)
TA: Sai Priya Jyothula
There is no official textbook but
there will be some assigned readings from the web and an optional
Virtual Reality: Interface, Application, and Design, 2nd Edition
William Sherman and Alan Craig
course videos are available through blackboard
course notes, assignments, and gradesheet are available at https://www.evl.uic.edu/aej/428/
This course will discuss the background and current state of the art of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality hardware and software, give students an opportunity to experience them and to create software applications and user interfaces that make effective use of them.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF TOPICS
TO BE COVERED:
||8/25 & 8/27||HW, P1 out
||Intro to the
Course and a Bunch of Demos
||9/01 & 9/03||HW
||Unity3D & Content Generation Tools|
||HW, P1 alpha due||History of VR
||HW, P1 app due
Visuals and Audio
||HW, P1 docs
||HW, P2 alpha due||Tracking|
P2 app due
||Navigation and Interaction|
||P2 docs due
||HW, Choice topic due||Collaboration|
||🎤Student's Choice Presentations|
& Putting it All Together
||P3 app due
||Putting it All
||P3 docs due,
You should have passed CS 342 (Software Design) and have a solid grasp of programming in a language like C / C++ / Java / Python, basic data structures, experience writing code in groups, testing, version control, and patterns.
is very important, but not mandatory. Normally part of your grade would
be based on your in-class participation (i.e. asking good questions,
making good comments) so please take that into account, but this term
participation will be based more on asynchronous participation.
I will occasionally send out emails to the class using your UIC email address so please make sure that you are checking for email from that account every day or two.
I will be putting all of my notes on the web, however these notes should not be considered official until the day of class. If I make any major changes to a page afterwards, then I will announce it in class, but note that at the bottom of each page is a modification date so you should be able to tell when the notes were last modified. I try to ensure that the notes on the web accurately reflect the lecture, but its what is discussed in class (or in this case the videos of that class) that counts, not what's written in the notes.
"Those who are absent are always wrong." - African proverb
The best way to learn about VR and AR is to make VR and AR applications. There will be three projects, a presentation on a VR or AR application or piece of hardware of your choice, some homework (and normally in-class) assignments, and (normally) points for class participation.
Graduate students will have additional requirements for their projects commensurate with the additional course credit they receive.
Individual grades on the projects will be based on the quality of the work turned in and on the reviews that each student receives from his/her team members if we do any work in teams.
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand" - Chinese proverb
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(and your group if we do group projects) are expected to do all your own
design and implementation work. Cheating is bad; if you are caught
cheating at minimum the punishment will be that you will get a failing
grade for the entire course.
The current grade sheet will be found on these web pages.
The final grade will be Letter grades
will be calculated as follows:
Project 1: 200 points A: 880 - 1000 points
Project 2: 200 points B: 770 - 879 points
Project 3: 300 points C: 660 - 769 points
Participation / Homework: 200 points D: 550 - 659 points
Student's Choice: 100 points F: 000 - 549 points
Total: 1000 points
latest revision - 8/25/2020