Homework 1 for Computer Graphics I

Review portions of a selection (at least THREE) of the following SIGGRAPH video tapes. Space your selection over the representative years. Write a 2-page summary (total, typed or word-processed) which includes which tapes and segments (TWO to THREE per tape) were viewed (be specific) and how the graphic images differed. Be certain to reference specific segments of the tapes viewed by name. Due: Monday, September 13, 2004

Tape #Issue #YearContents
VH170#801992Historical Computer Animation, The First Decade 1960-1970
VH170#1001979-1994Fifteen Years of Computer Graphics
VH170#1 and #21979/1980Film and Video Show
VH170#3 and #41980/1981Film and Video Show
VH170#5 and #61982Film and Video Show
VH170#71982Film and Video Show
VH170#8 and #91983Educational Systems/Film and Video Show
VH170#10 and #111983Film and Video Show
VH170#14 and #151984Electronic Theater
VH170#16 and #171984Electronic Theater
VH170#20 and #211985Film and Video Show
VH170#22 and #231985Film and Video Show
VH170#24 and #251986Electronic Theater
VH170#361987Film and Video Show
VH170#38 and #391988Film and Video Show
VH170#51 and #521989Computer Graphics Theater
VH170#66 and #671990Film and Video Theather
VH170#71 and #721991Electronic Theater
VH170#81 and #821992Electronic Theater
VH170#91 and #921993Electronic Theater
VH170#1011994Electronic Theater
VH170#1101995Computer Graphics Showcase
VH170#1121995Entertainment and Commercial Program
VH170#1151996Electronic Theater
VH170#1201997Electronic Theater
VH170#1251998Electronic Theater
VH170#1311999Electronic Theater
VH170#1342000Electronic Theater
VH170#1382001Electronic Theater
DVD170#1412002Electronic Theater
DVD170#1442003Electronic Theater

 

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:

  1. What is the quality of the image? (Jagged, smooth)
  2. Is the image solid or wire-frame?
  3. Is the 3-D image a real 3-D or a faked one using 2-D? Support your answer (i.e., what clues did you use?).
  4. How is color used?
  5. Is there animation?
  6. How complex are the images?
  7. How has computer graphics changed over the years represented here?

Nan C. Schaller
Rochester Institute of Technology
Computer Science Department
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Rochester, NY 14623-5608
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August 25, 2004
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