Computer Graphics I


Course Description

Computer Graphics I is a study of the hardware and software principles of interactive raster graphics. Topics include an introduction to the basic concepts, 2-D and 3-D modeling and transformations, viewing transformations, projections, rendering techniques, graphical software packages and graphics systems. Students will use a standard computer graphics API to reinforce concepts and study fundamental computer graphics algorithms.

Course Goal

The goal of Computer Graphics I is to provide a broad exposure to the computer graphics field in order to be prepared for follow-on study.

Outcomes and Assessment

Syllabus -- 20041

Course Notes (password protected)

Assignments -- 20041

Study Guides


OpenGL Books

If you want to get another book that may be helpful for OpenGL programming in general, you might want to look at these:

Models and Textures

Here's a starting point. I found this set of links with very little searching and going through only the first two pages of the results:

Computer Science Department Policy on Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior.

Those who behave in a dishonest or unethical manner in computer science courses, or in their dealings with the Computer Science Department, are subject to disciplinary action. In particular, dishonest or unethical behavior in the execution of assigned work in a computer science course will be treated as follows:

  1. For a first offense the student involved will receive a grade of zero on the assignment.
    [A stronger penalty may be exacted if, in the judgement of the instructor, the offense involves a flagrant violation of basic ethical standards.]
  2. For a second offense, in the same or a different course, the student will receive a failing grade for that course.
  3. A third offense will be referred to judicial affairs.

Furthermore, the following action will be taken for each person involved in the incident, whether currently enrolled in the course or not:

If the student is a computer science major, a letter recording the incident will be placed in the student's departmental file; otherwise, the letter will be forwarded to the student's department chair or program coordinator.

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Nan C. Schaller
Rochester Institute of Technology
Computer Science Department
102 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623-5608
telephone: +1.585.475.2139
fax: +1.585.475.7100
29 September 2004