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Area/Catalogue
COMP 4015

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
011422

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To present algorithms for the generation, display and manipulation of graphical images from two and three dimensional object models.

Course content

2D Graphics
2D geometry, transformations. Windows and viewports. Graphics output primitives. Basic 2D algorithms. Clipping.
3D Graphics
3D Geometry, transformations. Perspective and parallel projections. Viewing transformations. Clipping.
Representation of surfaces and construction of scenes
Polygon mesh, triangulated irregular networks, and spline representations of surfaces. Data structures and algorithms to generate and display surfaces. Fractal and other modelling methods. Scene representations and associated data structures.
Generation of realistic images
Hidden line and hidden surface problems: classification of algorithms; Back-face removal, depth-buffer, scan line, depth-sort, area subdivision, octree algorithms; comparison of algorithms. Colour models and surface shading. Texture, surface patterns, shadows and transparency. Ray tracing. 

Manipulation of images 
Image storage formats. Some basic image manipulation algorithms. 
Game Engines
Game Engines will be used as an across course application of computer graphics techniques and algorithms.

Textbook(s)

Hearn, D. and Baker, M., 2004, Computer Graphics with OpenGL, 3rd, Pearson Prentice-Hall

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMP 2012 Data Structures

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (On-line materials, moderated discussions and other on-line interactions) N/A x N//A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Assignment 1 Programming code 25% N/A
Assignment 2 Programming code 25% N/A
Tutorials (On-Going) - preparation and presentation of questions in the tutorials 500 words 10% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 1 Programming code 25% N/A
Assignment 2 Programming code 25% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours
On-line tutorial discusison (On-Going) - preparation and on-line discussion of tutorial questions on an external only discussion board 500 words 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Course Coordinators

Dr Michael Marner
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School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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