Electronic Visualization Laboratory
2032 ERF and 918 SEO
phone (EVL) (312) 996-3002 email: aej at evl.uic.edu fax (EVL) (312) 413-7585 WWW : http://www.evl.uic.edu/aej office hours: 3:15 - 5:00 Tuesdays and by appointment 73371 Lecture Tuesday 2:00pm-3:15pm 220 SH 70448 Discussion Thursday 2:00pm-3:15pm 220 SH TA: Shourui Tian - stian at cs.uic.edu Office Hours: Monday 2260 SEL 2:00 to 3:00 and 932 SEO 3:30 to 5:00
REQUIRED: OPTIONAL: Computer Graphics: Principles and OpenGL Programming Guide 3rd ed. Practice in C (2nd Ed.) Foley, vanDam, Feiner, Hughes, Phillips Woo, Neider, David, etc. (ISBN 0-201-84840-6) (ISBN 0-201-60458-2)
SCHEDULE OF TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
|8/26||Introduction and Hardware||1,4|
|9/2||2D Graphics||3||#1 out, (last week to add)|
|9/23||Geometric Transformations||5||#1 due, #2 out,|
|9/30||Geometric Transformations||5||(last week to drop)|
|10/21||Midterm Exam||#2 due, #3 out|
|11/11||Visible-Surface Determination||15||#3 due, #4 out|
|11/18||Shading & Illumination||16|
|11/25||Shading & Illumination||16|
|12/2||Current Topics||14||#4 due|
|12/9||Final Exam 3:30-5:30|
"so much time, so little to see ... wait a minute, strike that, reverse it" -- Willy Wonka
Credit or concurrent registration in CS 340. That means you should have practical experience with a high level computer programming lanuage, preferably C or C++. You should also have some knowledge of matrices.
If you do not have the prerequisites for this course make sure that you drop this course right away. The CS department will verify the prerequisites for all students registered in this course during the first few weeks of the term and if you do not have the prerequisites, you will be notified and dropped from the course after the normal drop/add period. By that time, you will not be able to enroll in any new course.
Same as Art and Design 488.
Principles of interactive computer graphics. Raster and vector display, techniques and hardware considerations. Introduction to two-dimensional and three-dimensional rendering.
Attendance is very important, but not mandatory. The assignments and exams will be based primarily (though not exclusively) on the material presented in class. You are responsible for obtaining any information which you miss.
"Those who are absent are always wrong." - African proverb
The homeworks will be due at the beginning of class on the due date. We will be using turnin to turn them in. If your assignment is late you get a '0'. Assignment deadlines will not be extended for any reason other than global thermo-nuclear conflict or an army of undead ghouls walking the streets of Chicago eating people.
You may work at home on the assignments but they will be graded on the linux machines here in the CS department so you must make sure that they run on those machines before submitting your work.
You will have 5 free late days to use throughout the term. Each free late day allows you to extend the deadline of an assignment by one 24 hour period. Saturday and Sunday each count as a normal day. If you wish to use one or more of your late days you must CLEARLY indicate this when you turn in your assignment, preferably via email to myself and the TA. Late days can not be traded in for valuable prizes, nor sold or given to other classmates.
You are expected to do all of your work individually and we will compare your source code with those of your classmates to help make sure that you do. If you are caught not doing your work on your own then you will get an E in the course.
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand" - Chinese proverb
There will be a midterm and final; the questions will generally be problem solving / short answer. Makeup exams are always different.
There will also be an occasional quiz or homework assignment.
The current gradesheet will be found on the door of room 918 SEO (my 'official' office), as opposed to 2032 ERF (the office I regularly use.)
In order to get a passing grade in the class you must pass the midterm and the final exam, and get a passing (D) grade on all 4 assignments.
The final grade will be Letter grades will be
calculated as follows: assigned as follows:
Assignments(4): 400 points A: 870 - 1000 points
Midterm: 250 points B: 750 - 869 points
Final: 300 points C: 620 - 749 points
HW/Quizzes 50 points D: 500 - 619 points
Total: 1000 points E: 000 - 499 points