Course schedule

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:50pm, Broadway 715/719, room 1221.

The schedule is tentative and may be adjusted along the way.

01/20/10
Introduction, administrativa; shape representations in computer graphics - overview.
01/27/10
Shape representations in computer graphics (continued). 2D Curves - parametric, implicit; Bezier curves.
02/03/10
Piecewise curves, B-Splines, rational curves; tensor product surfaces, NURBS.
02/10/10
Class canceled due to snow storm.
02/17/10
Note the room change: this time we will meet in the small conference room, 1203, on the other side of the lab. Geometry acquisition, meshes.
02/24/10
Linear algebra tools review: least squares, PCA. Surface reconstruction, implicit MLS functions, marching cubes.
03/03/10
Discrete Differential Geometry (DDG) - curves
03/10/10
DDG - surfaces
03/17/10
Spring break
03/24/10
Intro to Digital Geometry Processing (DGP); shape deformation
03/31/10
Differential methods for shape editing
04/07/10
Sketch-based modeling interfaces - guest lecture by Andrew Nealen
  • HW5 due
04/14/10
Space deformation techniques: classic FFD, radial basis functions, cage-based approaches and more.
04/21/10
SVD and RMSD rotations; as-rigid-as-possible surface modeling
04/28/09
Summary, demos, end-of-term party :-)