C or better in CS 262 and CS 310
Recommended: Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, 3rd Edition
This course uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, which is available only for Windows. The software is installed in the Volgenau School open lab (ENGR 1506) and hours for the lab are on the VSE Labs site ( http://labs.vse.gmu.edu ). If you have a Macintosh computer and want to install the software on it, you will have to use either a virtual machine or BootCamp to install Windows on your Macintosh computer. VMWare Fusion and Windows are available at no charge through your enrollment in Volgenau School courses. Instructions for obtaining the software are in the Microsoft DreamSpark & VMWare FAQs on http://labs.vse.gmu.edu
This course is a requirement of the ACS Game Design degree and can be used as a CS Related Elective for the BS CS degree.
The focus of this course is programming essential mathematical and geometric concepts underlying computer graphics. It covers fundamental topics in computational geometry, 3D modeling, graphics algorithms, and graphical user interfaces using both 2D and 3D implementations. Furthermore, it reinforces Object Oriented programming practices.
Each student will be granted 3 grace days that can be used with programming assignments. The smallest unit that can be used is one day. After using the grace days, students will receive no credit for late assignments. All assignments will be given and submitted through Blackboard.
|Week 2||Introduction to C++|
|Week 3||Linear Algebra|
|Week 4||Scene Graphs|
|Week 5||More C++ and Animation|
|Week 6||Polygon Geometry|
|Week 7||Midterm Exam|
|Week 8||3D geometry and camera|
|Week 9||Parametric Surfaces|
|Week 10||Subdivision Surfaces|
|Week 12||Planarity and 3D picking|
|Week 13||Effective C++|
|Week 14||Course Review|
During the lecture, students should not play games, text on their phone, or surf the web. All electronic communication devices (including laptops, PDAs, cell phones) should be either turned off or silenced.
The class enforces the GMU Honor Code, and to the more specific honor code policy special to the Department of Computer Science. You will be expected to adhere to this code and policy.
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