Graphics & Geometry Group

Computer Graphics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Mario Botsch
Assistant: Martin Komaritzan
Astrid Bunge
Lecture: Tue, 14-16, H11
Thu, 14-16, H10
Exercise: Wed, 14-16, V2-229
Wed, 16-18, V2-229
eKVV: 392113
Credits: 10 points
Computer Graphics
Stereo Rendering


With this lecture we give an introduction to theoretical and practical foundations of Computer Graphics. Our main topic is to visualize (or render) a 3D scene as seen from a certain virtual camera position. However, to achieve this goal we first have to understand and master several sub-problems, where we can make use of knowledge and techniques from several other disciplines (physics, art, biology, mathematics, computer science): How does light propagate through a scene after it gets emitted from a light source? How does light interact with objects of different materials? How does a camera or the human visual system work? How does stereoscopic rendering work? What is light, what is color? How do we represent 3D models and scenes?

The lecture consists of four main parts:

Exercises and Exam:



Tentative Schedule & Slides

Week Lecture (Tuesday) Lecture (Thursday) Exercise (Wednesday)
41 Intro (HTML, PDF)
Ray Intersections (HTML, PDF)
42 Lighting
no lecture
43 Triangle Meshes
Ray Tracing in C++
Ray Tracing
44 Efficient Ray Traching in C++
no lecture
45 Rendering Equation
Path Tracing
46 Transformations
47 Rasterization
48 Texture Mapping
no lecture OpenGL Solar System
49 Advanced OpenGL
50 Freeform Curves 1
Freeform Curves 2
51 Freeform Surfaces
52 Xmas holidays
2 Fun with Fourier
Image Compression
Bezier & Subdivision
3 Implicit Surfaces
Volume Rendering
4 Spatial Data Structures
Character Animation
5 T.B.A. Conclusion