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Area/Catalogue
INFT 3032

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
156790

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
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, Donald and Baker, M. Pauline 2004, Computer Graphics with OpenGL, 3rd ed., Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

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
Computer Practical 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

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 1500 50% N/A
Assignment 1500 25% N/A
Continuous assessment 500 15% N/A
Online presentation 1000 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Assignment 1500 50% N/A
Assignment 1500 25% N/A
Continuous assessment 500 15% N/A
Online presentation 1000 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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