CPSC 424: Introduction to Computer Graphics

      Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
      Hobart and William Smith Colleges

      Fall, 2015.

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

      Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:05–10:00 AM.  Room Gulick 206B.
      Lab: Thursday, 10:20–11:45.  Room Rosenberg 009.

      Course Handout:  http://math.hws.edu/eck/courses/cpsc424_f15.html
Labs
Lab 1, September 3
2D Transforms
Lab 2, September 10
HTML Canvas Graphics
Lab 3, September 17
Hierarchical Modeling

First Week: August 30; September 1 and 3

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 and to ask (and answer) questions about 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.