CPSC 424: Introduction to Computer Graphics

      Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
      Hobart and William Smith Colleges

      Fall, 2017.

      Instructor:  David J. Eck  (eck@hws.edu)

      Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:20–1:15 PM.  Room Gulick 206A.
          (Except for several Mondays in Rosenberg 009.)
      Lab: Thursday, 11:55–1:20.  Room Rosenberg 009.

      Course Handout:  http://math.hws.edu/eck/courses/cpsc424_f17.html
Programming Labs
Lab 1, August 31
2D Transforms
Lab 2, September 7
HTML Canvas Graphics
Lab 3, September 14
Hierarchical Modeling
Application Labs
September 12: Gimp 1 September 19: Gimp 2 September 26: Inkscape


First Week: August 28 and 30; September 1

Welcome to the course!

The reading for the week is Chapter 1 and the first three sections of Chapter 2. Chapter 1 is a short overview of computer graphics. You should not expect to understand everything in it, but it will give you an idea of what will be covered in the course. Chapter 2 covers two-dimensional graphics, using several graphics systems.

You should read Section 3 before class on Wednesday. Be prepared to discuss it. The lab on Thursday will be based on Section 3. You should read Section 1 and Section 2 before class on Friday.

When you read the book, you should pay some attention to the interactive demos, which are meant to help the reader understant the concepts better. You can find them in the web-site version of the book. There are links to the demos in the linked PDF version.