CGRA408 (2019) - Computer Graphics Rendering

Prescription

This course will introduce a physically based photo-realistic rendering pipeline including radiometry, reflectance models, lighting, scene acceleration structures, ray tracing, path tracing and other global illumination algorithms.

Course learning objectives

Students who pass this course should be able to:

  1. Understand and use the computer graphics pipeline to generate photorealistic rendered images
  2. Understand the core structures and pipeline of a photo-realistic renderer.
  3. Understand important concepts and theory of physically based rendering algorithms and be able to construct programs that use these algorithms

Withdrawal from Course

Withdrawal dates and process:
https://www.victoria.ac.nz/students/study/course-additions-withdrawals

Lecturers

Alex Doronin (Coordinator)

Teaching Format

During the trimester there will be three lectures per week. Some lecture time may be used for tutorials, presentations and guest lectures.

Student feedback

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Dates (trimester, teaching & break dates)

  • Teaching: 04 March 2019 - 09 June 2019
  • Break: 15 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
  • Study period: 10 June 2019 - 13 June 2019
  • Exam period: 14 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

Class Times and Room Numbers

04 March 2019 - 14 April 2019

  • Monday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn
  • Thursday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn
  • Friday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn
29 April 2019 - 09 June 2019

  • Monday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn
  • Thursday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn
  • Friday 10:00 - 10:50 – 106, Von Zedlitz, Kelburn

Required

There are no required texts for this offering.

Mandatory Course Requirements

In addition to achieving an overall pass mark of at least 50%, students must:

  • obtain at least 40% on the total of the three projects.

If you believe that exceptional circumstances may prevent you from meeting the mandatory course requirements, contact the Course Coordinator for advice as soon as possible.

Assessment

This course will be internally assessed through project assignments, final project and paper presentation.

Assessment ItemDue Date or Test DateCLO(s)Percentage
Project 1CLO: 1,2,320%
Project 2CLO: 1,2,320%
Final Project - System & Presentation (group)CLO: 1,2,310%
Final Project - ReportCLO: 1,2,330%
Paper Presentation (two papers each)CLO: 1,2,320%

Extensions

Individual extensions will only be granted in exceptional personal circumstances, and should be negotiated with the course coordinator before the deadline whenever possible. Documentation (e.g., medical certificate) may be required.

Submission & Return

All work is submitted through the ECS submission system, accessible through the course web pages. Marks and comments will be returned through the ECS marking system, also available through the course web pages.

Group Work

The Final Project is a group project.

Workload

In order to maintain satisfactory progress in CGRA 408, you should plan to spend an average of 10 hours per week on this paper. A plausible and approximate weekly breakdown for these hours would be:

  • Lectures and tutorials: 2.5 hours
  • Readings and presentations: 3.5 hours
  • Projects: 4 hours

Teaching Plan

See https://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Courses/CGRA408_2019T1/LectureSchedule

Communication of Additional Information

All online material for this course can be accessed at https://ecs.victoria.ac.nz/Courses/CGRA408_2019T1/

Offering CRN: 28327

Points: 15
Prerequisites: CGRA 350 or COMP 308 or at least B- in CGRA 401 and 402 (or COMP 471 and 472 in 2014-15);
Restrictions: COMP 408
Duration: 04 March 2019 - 30 June 2019
Starts: Trimester 1
Campus: Kelburn