CS5: Computer Graphics Yann Morvan Computer Science firstname.lastname@example.org Assessment Exam 80% Two projects 2D Graphics8% 3D Graphics12% Practicals every two weeks* OpenGL Graphics Techniques Implementation of selected topics What is Computer Graphics ? Computer Graphics
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CS5: Computer Graphics
What is Computer Graphics ?
Modeling And Rendering
© Walt Disney and TSL
© Walt Disney and TSL
Render and Touch up
Spacewars: first computer graphics game (MIT 1961)
Whirlwind: early graphics using VectorScope (1951)
first CAD system (IBM 1959)
SketchPad: first interactive graphics (1961)
Early texture-mapped image (Catmull 1974)
First bump-mapped images (Blinn 1978)
First ray traced image (Whitted 1980)
First distributed ray traced image (Cook 1984)
First production movie to feature computer graphics.
Used in various graphics displays within the Westworld center.
Star Wars (1977)
First time computer graphics were used for
live action sequences.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, genesis effect (1983)
The Last Starfighter (15 minutes) (1982)
Applications of Computer Graphics
Fully computer generated animated features
Special Effects… in Live Action Cinema
Behind the scenes on Antz Production
Number of frames in the movie
Number of times the movie was rendered during production
Number of feet of approved animation produced in a week
Total number of hours of rendering per week
Average size of the frame rendered
Total number of Silicon Graphics servers used for rendering
Number of desktop systems used in production
Total Number of processors used for rendering
Average amount of memory per processor
Time it would have taken to render this movie on 1 processor
54 yrs., 222 days, 15 mins., 36 secs.
Amount of storage required for the movie
Amount of frames kept online at any given time
Time to re-film out final cut beginning to end
41.5 days (997 hrs.)
CAVE: Immersive and Interactive 3D enironement
B205 Control Console (1960)
3D Studio MAX
The Visible Human project
Computer graphics research in Trinity College
Graphics & perception
Characters & Crowds