All programming will be in Java 1.0, and you will put your results (but not your source code) on the Web. (we aren't using Java 1.1 this semester because I cannot yet guarantee enough browser support for it).
The reference textbook will be: Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, C version by James Foley, et al, ISBN: 0201848406 Pub: ADDISON-WESLEY, 1996, 1174 pp. List Price: $68.95 U.S. You can also use any good book on Java as a language reference. One of my favorites is: Java in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition, by Flanagan, D., O'REILLY, 1997.
You will need to maintain a web page from which to post your homeworks for this class, starting in the third week. If you don't already have a computer account that you are comfortable using for this class (which may be the case for some undergraduates or students from other departments) then please get an account now by going to the 4th floor of the Computer Science Department building (the same building where our class is) and filling out a class account form.
My office hours are 3-5pm on Wednesdays. My office is at 719 Broadway, Rm 1224 (on the 12th floor).
The grader is Hua Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The entire text of Flatland is published here.
What is computer graphics?
Basic introduction to ray tracing
homework 1 due Monday, Feb 2, before class
homework 1 grades
2D linear transformations
3D linear transformations
introduction to perspective
homework 2 due Monday, Feb 9, before class
homework 2 grades
Introduction to shape modeling
Introduction to user interaction
homework 3 due Monday, Feb 23, before class
homework 3 grades
Polygons: representation, interaction, clipping
homework 4 due Monday, Mar 2, before class
homework 4 grades
homework 5 due Monday, Mar 9, before class
Creating hierarchical motion descriptions
Implementing a motion machine
homework 6 due Monday, Mar 23, before class
Animating over the Web No homework this week
Introduction to the rendering pipeline
Painter's and Z-buffer Algorithms
homework 7 due Monday, Apr 6, before class
Shading and lighting
homework 8 due Monday, Apr 13, before class
Building the viewing/perspective module
homework 9 due Monday, Apr 20, before class
homework 10 due Monday, Apr 27, before class
homework 11 due Monday, May 4, before class
Other topics of interest
homework 12 due Monday, May 11, before class
Ray tracing revisited