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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

COSC 177 Computer Graphics

This course is about how to mathematically model and computationally render (draw) two- and three-dimensional scenes and images. Two basic modes of rendering studied are (1) fast, interactive, real-time rendering, where realism is sacrificed for speed or (2) photo-realistic rendering, where the primary goal is a realistic image. Topics include two- and three-dimensional primitives, geometrical transformations (e.g., three-dimensional rotations, perspective and parallel projections), curves and surfaces, light, visual perception, visible surface determination, illumination and shading, and ray tracing. Assignments typically consist of a mixture of written work and "hands-on" projects. Knowledge of basic linear algebra is assumed.




COSC 50, COSC 11, or MATH 22 or 24; or instructor’s permission.