CMSC 427: Computer Graphics David Jacobs Today’s Class Whirlwind intro to graphics What problems does graphics deal with? Examples of leading edge work. Applications What we’ll cover Fundamental issues underlying these. Class structure and logistics
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On the left is a photograph of Michelangelo's David.
On the right is a computer rendering made from a geometric model.
Realistic modeling and rendering of plant ecosystems: Oliver Deussen1 Pat Hanrahan2 Bernd Lintermann3 Radom´ır Mˇech4
Matt Pharr2 Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz4
The Walkthru Project
Source emits photons
And then some reach the eye/camera.
Photons travel in a straight line
(Jensen, Marschner, Levoy, Hanrahan)
(from Langer and Zucker)
Falling Water model, Bruce Walter thesis.
(De Carlo and Santella)
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor in Membrane mimetic Slab
Images courtesy Mercedes-Benz
CT Volume Rendering
Image courtesy: GE CRD Labs
Volume Rendering with Reflections
Image courtesy: Arie Kaufman, SUNY SB
Flow Fields for Space Shuttle Launch Vehicle
Image Courtesy: Fred Martin et al., NASA Johnson Space Center
Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios