|Description:||The mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computer graphics. Object oriented programming in C++, basic mathematics for graphics, 3D graphics API. This is the first of two courses intended to provide technical foundations for DPA students coming from the art or design fields. For undergraduates, it provides a focused introduction to the technical foundations needed for advanced study in digital production. The course will be challenging, and fast paced, and will involve considerable outside work on the computer. The course is also intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate students at Clemson who wish to develop an understanding of the use and programming of visual computing. This course is not intended for students who are Computer Science or Computer Engineering students.|
|Prerequisites:||Knowledge of C programming, Unix would be helpful.|
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|Professor:||Dr. Andrew Duchowski|
|Online discussion:||DPA 4000/6000 Piazza|
|Office:||McAdams 309, 656-7677, duchwoski[at]clemson.edu|
|Office hours:||By appointment.|
|Objectives:||This course is a first technical course on computing for graphics, with the second course being DPA 4001. This course provides the foundation for future comprehensive coverage of the technical and computing background needed for the core courses in the DPA Program. In this course, students will learn advanced topics in C++ programming including concepts of object-oriented programming. Projects will all make use of either 2D or 3D OpenGL for the production of interactive graphics. In addition, students will learn the mathematical foundations for computer graphics. This course includes programming projects designed to promote familiarity with 2D and 3D graphics concepts.|
All homework projects involve programming in C++ and require the
use of the OpenGL, and GLUT graphics APIs. All work should be done
under a version of the unix operating system. This would include
any version of Linux, or Mac OS X. However, before turning in an
assignment, the program must be compiled and tested under either the
School of Computing Ubuntu distribution of the Linux operating system
or the DPA Mac OS X operating system (preferred).
A working Makefile must be provided.
Programming projects will be submitted using the handin command on the SoC linux system. In order to use handin, all students will need to use their computer science account. All students enrolled in DPA 4000 or 6000 will automatically be assigned CS accounts. You will need to login early in the semester to change your password, or the account may be expired. If you have problems logging in, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Clemson email account, or stop by 109 McAdams with a picture ID.
|Assignment late policy:||Late assignments will not be accepted.|
6000-level students will be required to analyze and report on technical papers in the area and complete advanced programming extensions.
|Attendance:||Roll will be taken for the first one or two weeks while the class roll fluctuates. However, attendance is not required. Absence, excused or not, does not change the responsibility for assigned work. Tests missed due to excused absences will normally result in the test not being counted in the average grade (i.e., there will normally be no makeup tests). An unexcused absence from a test will normally result in a grade of zero for that test. Students are expected to give at least one week advance notice for excused absences.|
|Academic dishonesty:||The University policies on academic dishonesty apply. Publicly-available code or other material may be freely used if appropriately attributed. Each student is responsible for protecting his or her files from access by others. Work that is essentially the same and submitted without proper attribution is considered to be a violation of academic dishonesty policy by all those submitting the work, regardless of who actually did the work.|
|Class cancelation:||Students are expected to wait for 15 minutes after the class beginning time before leaving if the instructor is late.|
|Topical outline:||Lecture topics (time permitting)