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Computer Graphics ( 4190.410 Course Introduction ) Jehee Lee Seoul National University Syllabus Instructor: 이제희 jehee (at) mrl (dot) snu (dot) ac (dot) kr Office: 302-325 Phone: 880-1845 Teaching assistant: 김종민 kimjongmin (at) mrl (dot) snu (dot) ac (dot) kr Office: 302-312-1

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computer graphics 4190 410 course introduction

Computer Graphics(4190.410Course Introduction)

Jehee Lee

Seoul National University

syllabus
Syllabus
  • Instructor: 이제희
    • jehee (at) mrl (dot) snu (dot) ac (dot) kr
    • Office: 302-325
    • Phone: 880-1845
  • Teaching assistant: 김종민
    • kimjongmin (at) mrl (dot) snu (dot) ac (dot) kr
    • Office: 302-312-1
    • Phone: 880-1864
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Syllabus
  • Textbooks
    • D. Hearn and M.P. Baker,Computer Graphics with OpenGL, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall
    • OpenGL Programming Guide, Addison Wesley. This book is available online at http://fly.srk.fer.hr/~unreal/theredbook/
  • Pre-requisites
    • A good knowledge on C or C++ programming
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Syllabus
  • Grading policy
    • Homework: 10%
    • Programming assignments: 50%
    • Exams: 40%
what is computer graphics
What is Computer Graphics ?
  • Narrow definition
    • The pictorial representation and manipulation of data by a computer
    • The research field of visual computing, where one utilizes computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information.
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What is Computer Graphics ?
  • Broader definition: Interactive Computer Graphics
    • Man-machine graphical communication
      • Ivan Sutherland’s Sketchpad
    • “Interactivity” is as important as “visual output”
    • Nowadays, the term computer graphics includes almost everything on computers that is not text
sketchpad ivan sutherland 1963
Sketchpad (Ivan Sutherland 1963)
  • The first program ever to utilize a complete graphical user interface using CRT and light pen
  • In 1963, most computers ran jobs in batch job mode only using punch cards or magnetic tapes
  • A major breakthrough in the development of computer graphics
  • The ancestor of modern CAD(computer-aided design) and HCI(human-computer interaction)
  • video
a brief history of computer graphics
A Brief History of Computer Graphics
  • 1885: CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)
  • 1960: William F. Boeing coins “Computer Graphics”
  • 1961: John Whitney, Intro to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo [vertigo1.avi]
  • 1961: Spacewars, 1st video game
  • 1963: Ivan Sutherland, Sketchpad
  • 1963: Douglas Engelbart, The first computer mouse
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A Brief History of Computer Graphics
  • 1974: z-buffer, Ed Catmull
  • 1975: Phong shading
  • 1980: Tron, 1st feature film by CG (tronBike.avi)(tronTransfer.avi)
  • Mid 1980’s: Emergence of graphical user interfaces
  • 1986: Luxo Jr. nominated for Oscar (ljr_320.mov)
  • 1995: Toy Story, 1st full CG feature film
  • 1999: Cheap consumer 3D graphics

Short films of Pixar :

http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html

what is computer graphics about
What is Computer Graphics About?
  • Replicate the real world in computers
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What is Computer Graphics About?
  • Visualize your imagination in computers
  • Computer graphics = reality + imagination